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    Proof Date Codes

    http://www.hallowellco.com/proof_date_codes.htm

    Can one of our forum moderators perhaps make this a sticky post...as then it can always be found!

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    Sorry for being a bit dim, is this applicable to all proof marks, rifle and shotgun?

    Alex

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    All proof marks on all weapons rifle (and pistol) as well as shot gun for these date codes, yes. My Parker Hale 270 as it was proved in Birmingham has the crossed sword "X" date code on it. They all will...usually under the barrel on some.
    Last edited by enfieldspares; 09-12-2012 at 21:41.

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    This works with Belgian arms....both old and new AND rifles by using the Inspector Mark to date:

    http://damascus-barrels.com/Belgian_All_Proofmarks.html

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    This picture, from an American site, gives the letter prefix and suffix that is used for ITALIAN proof I am told:

    Attachment 36496
    Last edited by enfieldspares; 05-01-2014 at 21:54.

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    Belgian makers' trademarks...I believe.

    http://damascus-barrels.com/files/Be...rade_Marks.pdf

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    I found the site for the Birmingham Proof House. A good site that enables you to date small arms that have passed through the Birmingham Proof House.

    Dating your rifle - Rifleman.org.uk
    Last edited by Neilo; 24-02-2014 at 00:17. Reason: mistake

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    Hi,

    Can you tell the year of manufacture of a rifle with the serial number, if so where can i get the source of reference IE ser no = year.

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    Some manufacturer's have serial numbers and date ranges, but not always commonly available. generally easier with military rifles since there are a number of website with this info. Winchester can date for you, but do levy a charge. There are also some small handy guides of model and dates (I use them for pistols all the time: Browning, Colt, Winchester, Smith&Wesson). Knibb's book (Golden century) has manufacture dates ranges for BSA rifles. What maker and Model?

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