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#6342629 - 06/21/16 08:14 AM Help with dating a FN Supreme
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I have a FN Supreme in 243 that I cannot pin down a "born-on" date. I've Googled ad infinitum and the best I can tell, it had to have been produced sometime between 1958 and 1973. It has the factory engraving, bolt and shroud "in the white", FN marked buttplate. The serial number is 4 digit preceded with a capital C. I procured it from a friend a number of years ago, since then it's been sitting in the safe. He said it had only been shot a few times, from the condition I believe that to be true. The Supremes did not come with rear sights, and many had receiver sights mounted. This one has been factory drilled and tapped, but has a rear peep sight that may even be factory. Does anyone have an idea how to pin down the date of manufacture? The proofs are all indicative of ranges of dates.




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#6343976 - 06/22/16 01:01 PM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Anybody?
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#6344322 - 06/22/16 07:12 PM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Have you tried to email fn with the serial number and see if they can tell you?
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#6344407 - 06/22/16 08:12 PM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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What a nice rifle, especially in that caliber.
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#6344636 - 06/22/16 11:09 PM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Gorgeous rifle.

I have a JC Higgins rifle, FN (Belgium) manufacture in .270 Win. that looks a lot like your's. I put a Bold trigger in it, it's a really good shooter.
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#6344748 - 06/23/16 07:16 AM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
Have you tried to email fn with the serial number and see if they can tell you?


Not yet. I'll give it a shot, though. Thanks!
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#6344843 - 06/23/16 08:49 AM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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Look on the right side of the barrel, just ahead of the action. There should be a number XL YYYY. The X should be the year of manufacture, 8='58

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#6345371 - 06/23/16 03:53 PM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: JJH]
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Look on the right side of the barrel, just ahead of the action. There should be a number XL YYYY. The X should be the year of manufacture, 8='58


No XL:

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#6345544 - 06/23/16 06:02 PM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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hmmm...that's curious!

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#6346394 - 06/24/16 02:37 PM Re: Help with dating a FN Supreme [Re: TX_LT230FH]
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I thought this was a thread about dating one of the "supremes" and you were cursing... grin
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