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When Was My Gun Made? Firearm Dates by Serial Number

Updated on August 23, 2017

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.

Colt Pistol Serial Number
Colt Pistol Serial Number

Colt Firearms

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.

Browning Pistol Serial Number
Browning Pistol Serial Number

Browning Firearms

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.

Glock Pistol Serial Number
Glock Pistol Serial Number

Glock Firearms

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.

Makarov Pistol Serial Number
Makarov Pistol Serial Number

Makarov Firearms

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.


Marlin Rifle Serial Number
Marlin Rifle Serial Number

Marlin Firearms

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.


Remington Shotgun Serial Number
Remington Shotgun Serial Number

Remington Firearms

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 Rifle Serial Number
Sears Rifle Serial 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.

Taurus Pistol Serial Number
Taurus Pistol Serial Number

Taurus Firearms

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.


Winchester Rifle Serial Number
Winchester Rifle Serial Number

Winchester Firearms

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.


Military Firearm Serial Number
Military Firearm Serial Number

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.


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      Billy Hall 11 months ago

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      Tim 14 months ago

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      Rhonda 14 months ago

      I have what at first look appeared to be a Luftwaffe pilot shotgun/rifle combo. I know it is at least wwII, because my grampa shipped it home from Germany during the war.. It is a three barrel shotgun/ rifle combo, it uses drillings. The same as the Luftwaffe but it's has a few different markings. Very similar to it though. It has a lot of the same markings as well. The difference is mine has a little compartment on the bottom of the butt that holds drillings. 4 of them. And I found no eagle on mine. Any idea? Appreciate your time and interest.

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      alonzo griffith 15 months ago

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      r d yarnes 15 months ago

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      Tall one 15 months ago

      I have a Jennings model 59 9'll I can't find what year it was made can someone help me

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      Bryant 15 months ago

      I'm trying to figure out what type of shotgun I have the only thing I can find is the serial number which is 49871 it's a old double barrel shot gun with nice engravings on the sides...it also says E.R ward on the side also but that's it...if you have any ideas please help

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      woodaddy3 16 months ago

      Colt M4 Carbine LE457234 looking to find out when it was made

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      ANGEL ARRENO 17 months ago

      Smith & Wesson 32-20 revolver,5 1/2 " barrel, serial no21786, can you tell me what t mighg be worth? Thanks

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      Angel Carreno 17 months ago

      Have a 32-20 Revolver,5 " Barrel, S & W pitted a bit, serial no. 21786. Can you tell when it was made and what it might be worth today, if anything?

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      Bruce Brown 20 months ago

      I have a Charter Arms Crimson Bulldog that I just purchased. How do I know if it is the real deal or just a Bulldog with Crimson Grips?

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      Eddie Kriner 20 months ago

      Sir, I have my Great Grandfathjer's Ansley H. FOX 12 guage side by side serial no. 2303 with the bill of sale ,tag,s for each choke, A letter from Fox dated 1911 that said it was sold in 1907. For 37.50 in 1907. the letter is dated 1011. can any serious Fox collector's give me a apprasial on this gun? It's in near 98% Really tight! Sweet gun. Thank's Eddie 330-544-0838

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      anynomus 22 months ago

      I have a 16 gauge Ithaca i'd like to know the year

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      Phyllis 22 months ago

      I want to know the value of my very old Remington 16 gauge shotgun. Serial #HX18689

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      Benjamin 22 months ago

      Please i need to know the serial number of my riffle. Its a Heckler & Koch H&K HK 93 PRE-BAN. its a 1974 model... Can you help me?

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      Greg 22 months ago

      looking for Smith & Wesson info

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      Hack 23 months ago

      I have a trademark 38special sn 180473 the 8 could be a 9 any info please and thank you

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      james 23 months ago

      i have a jm 713656626

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      Jenifer 2 years ago

      serial # a524400 12 gauge pump with symbols of a spade initials sp and astrict marks as well as springfield and westfieldt,mass. model 67h this shotgun belonged to my great grandfather

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      bill baker 2 years ago

      kinda wanting to check on this rem 7mm mag model 770 with the nikon 3-9X40 prostaff scope i think the guns a 2013 model just want a close range of buying price serial number as follows M71855573