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ultramagbrion
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Posted: 10/1/2010 8:03:22 AM EST
Just picked up another cheap Savage/Springfield shotgun with no serial numbers. What year did they start requiring a # ?
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Posted: 10/1/2010 8:03:36 AM EST
GCA 1968
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Posted: 10/1/2010 8:04:39 AM EST
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Posted: 10/1/2010 8:34:39 AM EST
Originally Posted By Bubbles:
GCA 1968


Heh. I have two Mossberg pumps. The 500 is on a 4473, but is pre-68. The Maverick has a serial number, but was F2F.

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Posted: 10/1/2010 10:07:16 AM EST
Originally Posted By 3fgburner:
Originally Posted By Bubbles:
GCA 1968


Heh. I have two Mossberg pumps. The 500 is on a 4473, but is pre-68. The Maverick has a serial number, but was F2F.

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Many manufacturers put them on prior to 1968. GCA 68 created the mandate.
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Posted: 10/1/2010 8:24:23 PM EST
Many guns were made to a certain price point for retailers, Sears, MW, and others. Many of these did not have SN. I have a shotgun from Wards and a couple of .22 that do not have SN.

Good old '68. Made the world so much safer!