- Sports and Recreation»
- Hunting & Shooting»
- Guns & Accessories
When Was My Gun Made? Firearm Dates by Serial Number
What year was your gun created?
How to search for your firearm or gun date of creation or manufacture via it's serial number. There is unfortunately no one stop shop for this task but hopefully with the help of this lense you will be able to find your firearm by manufacturer below and follow their link in order to track your weapon. Use the links below and please have your model and serial number handy so you can provide it on the corresponding pages in order to find out when your gun was made.
Visit Colt 1911 Website
Colt is known for creating some of the highest quality firearms including the 1911 pistol supported by numerous other awesome standard and tactical pieces of equipment, from rifles to shotguns.
Not able to locate the date of manufacture for your Colt firearm? Well we did some digging and found that Colt offers an archival service for a moderate fee to locate all records of your original Colt shipment. They provide every spec about the gun, who is was shipped to, when it was shipped, and even how many other firearms were shipped at the same time as yours. You can find the order form and specifications of Colt Manufacturing's archival service here.
Visit Browning Firearms Website
Browning Firearms has created and manufactured firearms from shotguns, rifles, rimfires, and pistols including many other gun related accessories.
How to find your Serial Number
Use these videos to find the serial number on your gun or firearm.
Visit Glock Perfection Website
Here you will find the Glock Talk forums where you can search and chat with individuals who own glocks and can share information with you on finding out "When was your glock made?" Just click the register link on the top left to start.
Visit Makarov Website
Makarov (PM - Pistolet Makarova) - Here you will find the serial number break down by letters and numbers in order to find out when you Makarov firearm was created. This is as simple as matching red to red, blue to blue, or 1 to 1. Ensure you have your serial number handy and visit this site to begin.
Visit Marlin Lookup Website
Visit the link above to find out when your Marlin firearm was manufactured. The website is straight forward and all you have to do is type in the serial number to your gun and BAM you are presented with the date of creation, simple as that. Marlin firearms are kept in a database along with other manufactured firearms for easy reference.
Visit Remington Society Website
Firearm dating information about Remington series firearms and guns provided by the Remington Society. You can reference the above website in order to date your firearm by the numbers and letters in the serial number and also learn how to read the serial number to know what each number and letter stands for, just like in a drivers license number.
Sears Branded Firearms
Visit Sears Firearms Website
This is more of a cross reference for Sears branded firearms as well as just about every other manufacturer. This cross reference can be used to figure out which Sears firearm was created by which manufacturer as a mirror model of their own. Then use the links on this lense to look up the firearm that your Sears Firearm is most like to find out the year of manufacture.
Visit Taurus Firearms Website
The Taurus Model Number Lookup System will help you find detailed information about your Taurus Gun. Enter the serial number (no spaces) of your firearm and click on "Search" to identify your model. (You must click the "search" button to get your results.
Visit Winchester Lookup Website
Similar to the Marlin lookup tool above (and provided by the same website) comes the Winchester lookup tool. You can simply visit the above web site and type in your serial number off of your Winchester firearm and TADA the date is quickly retrieved from their database and displayed on your screen. It doesn't get much easier than that.
U.S. Military Firearms
Visit US Military Firearms Database Website
Select whether your firearm is a handgun or a long gun and choose the appropriate link to be directed to oldguns.net look up tool. Once there simply search for the date your firearm was created by typing in the serial number in the box.
Firearm Poll - When Was My Gun Made?
If your firearm manufacturer was not listed or covered in this lense. Please vote "other" below and add a comment as to which firearm you are looking for and I will do my best to find and update the information on this lens for you.