19811981 700 MX-II 4130 frame & down tube decals, Vbars & Redline stem. As in the earlier years no decal Identifying the bikes as 600 or 700 etc is on the bike yet. Mostly black with some grey & red Redline written several times.1984 700 P - 4130 Proline frame, same frame that the Carerra comes with. RA 04320 - 1982 Redline MX (Made in Japan, Redline Hotdog stamp)RB XXXX - 1982 Redline MX-IIRB 01382 - 1984 Redline 102b (May possibly be a 82 or 83) (Redline Hotdog stamp)RB 01693 - 1982 Proline II (has No gusset behind seat, CS bridge)RC 01878 - Unknown Year, (maybe 600a) MX-II or III (Redline Oval stamp)RC 06430 - 1984 Redline 600b RC 07870 - 1984 Redline MX-III(ST-20), (has gusset behind seat, Redline Oval stamp)RC 07631 - 1984 Redline 600b (Redline Oval stamp)RC 09325 - 1984 Redline Proline (Redline Oval stamp, CS bridge)RC 09858 - Unknown Year, Redline Proline (has NO gusset behind seat, Redline Oval stamp, CS bridge)RC 13645 - 1984 Redline 700p RE 00533 - 1985 Redline 800p RH 00726 - 1983 Redline 600a (Redline Oval stamp, NO CS bridge)RH 07118 - 1983 Redline 600a RH 00250 - Unknown Year, Redline 102b RI 0394X - Unknown Year, Redline MX-II or III (claims top tube is 17" but they only came in @18 & 18 3/4)RI 05788 - Unknown Year, Redline MX-II or IIIRJ 00829 - Unknown Year, Model RJ 02630 - Unknown Year, Model RJ 03295 - Unknown Year, Model RJ 05818 - 1980 MX-III (MX-III was a MX-II frameset sold as a complete bike that came from Japan)9 Digits, Letters & Numbers WA9F01870 (1999, June)WN0C05414 (2000, March) Redline 340WN0C07804 (2000, March) Redline 340WV9G05080 (1999, July)The third number appears to be the year in this case 1999. Speculation is that if it has the stamp it is made overseas.
Just two years into the 1939-45 War, Britain was suffering a serious shortage of suitable training rifles. were already supplying much miltary materiél, and a request was made for a consignment of .22 rimfire rifles suitable for the purpose.
With all local manufacturers committed to the far higher priority of Service arms production, there were simply not enough small calibre rifles to go round. The Mossberg Model 42 rifle was a sporting/target based design which offered an excellent basis on which minor modifications could comparatively easily be made to current production lines; the substitution of the three-quarter length stock with a full-length military style stock being the most significant and obvious.
Available only in Chrome at first with red or blue parts packages.1981/1982 700 Now using a first generation MX-III frame which is really a MX-II. Everything else same for 600.1981/1982 600 Now using a first generation MX-III frame which is really a MX-II. Both available in Chrome, Red, White, Blue or Black. Series-IIIEarly MX-III were the designation for complete MX-IIs from Japan. )104A forks(A as in all weld instead of the three spot? The lower the number the earlier it was made, starting in 1979.
The first MX-III frames confused people so Redline also called them Series 3, ST(as in ST-20), Series Three etc. Some model years started earlier & this throws off the fluid look.
Browning’s bust between “TRADE” and “MARK”96144 – 995001935 99501 - 1035001936 The "Sweet Sixteen" was released but limited to a test market.103501 – 105850*1937* Introduction of the “Sweet Sixteen” sale to the public.
Barrel Rib four possibilities in 1937: none, solid (hollow) rib, ventilated rib with X posts or matted finish for Sweet Sixteen (SV page 98) Barrel Ring as before or drilled with three holes on the barrels of Sweet Sixteen Safety Gold plated (Sweet Sixteen only) Trigger Gold plated (Sweet Sixteen only) Misc. No serial number distinction between the Sweet 16 and the Standard 16 gauge A5s.105850 – 111000 1938: 111001 – 1182001939: 118201 – 1261231940: 126124 – 126175****1940 – 1953**** "A" Prefix serial number on the side of the receiver, American made Browning by “Remington Arms.” 1944-1948 Post war Liberation guns, Serial number 128117-128646 "are so out of sequence there is no way to establish accurate production dates" S/V p76[b] 1944: 126201 1948: 1317381947 Post war Belgium made “X Prefix Series.” No serial number distinction between the Sweet 16 and the Standard 16 gauge A5.There was, not surprisingly, a delay in the despatch of this early batch due to the numbering requirement. and British destinations are not known at this point, but most production came to the United Kingdom. The fore-sights on the British contract rifles were also tunnelled, but that tunnel was slightly shorter and on a shorter ramp. The Sportarget sight has clear scales for vertical and lateral adjustments with distinct clicks for each half minute. Plain two-piece birch Mannlicher type stock with walnut finish, pistol grip and quick detachable swivels. Most rifles were sent to Britain under the "Lend Lease" program and British Proof Marks abound on these specimens. This was the first time Mossberg used serial numbers since the "Letter" designated rifles.There were further contracts for rifles over the next eighteen months; a batch of 8,000 later in 1941, another 20,000 in March 1942, spares in June, and two more batches of rifles, totalling 8,000, early in 1943. The sights shown above are those fitted to the rifles for the U. The sight itself was not at all dissimilar to that fitted on the Ross Cadet rifle nearly thirty years earlier. A half minute click makes a movement on the target of 1/8th of an inch on a 25 yards range, which is fine enough for the most expert rifleman. with midget six hole eyepiece Price 50/–22 s, l, lr, 7 shot detachable boxed magazine. After the war most of the "lend Lease" rifles were returned to the United States and some were returned "Sporterized", with various British so called "improvements". The daubs are sentencing marks indicating that it was examined and found wanting for something but it was good enough to store pending repair.Redline Squareback First production bike was serial number 100. By the 500-600 range somewhere begin the 1975's.1974-1975 Front gusset had no hole1976-1977 Front gusset had two holes1978-1979 MX-II - 4130 frame/fork. 1990 Three (390) - 18th Anniversary model, uses a Series-III type frame. Available in Red/Gray, Blue/Gray, Yellow/Gray & Black/Chrome1990 Four (400 EXL) - Series-III type frame. Available in Red/Gray, Blue/Gray, Yellow/Gray & Black/Chrome1990 Seven (700SL) - Proline type frame. Available in Red/Gray, Blue/Gray, Yellow/Gray & Black/Chrome.1991All Have commemorative sticker stating 1972-19911991 320 - 1991 420 - Available in Chrome, Red, Yellow or Blue. Available in Yellow/Gray, Blue/White, Red/Gray(or Chrome)1991 720 SLX - Available in Yellow/Black, Red/Black, Blue/White(White or Black being the back end color)19921992 Redline Platinum - 20th Anniversary Edition. Browning front suspension.19931993 RL 340 - 1993 RL 440 -1993 RL 540 - 4130 frame/fork.Used the Squareback front end & the now familiar MX-II rear end on early models.1978-1979 Proline - 4130 frame and fork.19801981 700 MX-II 4130 frame & down tube decals, Vbars & Redline stem, Suntour VX alloy 3 piece cranks.1981 600 MX-II 4130 frame & down tube decals, Vbars & Redline stem. Bike has 1 piece Sugino 175 cranks.19851985 500 B - . Two tone paint & chrome finish.-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------By Serial Number Early USA made bikes may have had a code like this: RA = 81 Then run number is 5 digits.Local Defence Volunteer units ( latterly Home Guard) were utilising almost anything on which they could lay their hands, and such small-bore rifles as were in stock with gunsmiths or manufacturers were taken over by the War Office for distribution anywhere thay might be of value for economical trainig purposes. The initial contract, in June 1941, was for 10,000 rifles.