-SHERIDAN-

estimated dates of production for Model A and Model B rifles
compiled from data gathered over many years to help determine an approximate date of your rifle's manufacture


year / month Model A qty
begin SN end SN
# on receiver edge
Model B qty


notes / design feature













1947











March 50
101 150
1 to 50





April 51
151 201
51 to 99, 200, 201





May 51
202 252
202 to 252





June 51
253 303
253 to 303




1st design pump lever to 2nd design pump lever
July 51
304 354
304 to 354




engraved -SHERIDAN - logo to stamped logo
August 51
355 405
355 to 399, end




SN on bottom of receiver to SN on side of receiver
September 51
406 456






barrels with 6 rifle grooves begin to appear in production
October 51
457 507






corners of rear sight elevation arm not chamfered
November 51
508 558







December 51
559 609








total: 509









1948











January 51
610 660







February 51
661 711







March 51
712 762






trigger 4 grooves to 8 grooves
April 51
763 813







May 51
814 864






felt lining on forearm wood discontinued
June 51
865 915






short loading probe on bolt to long loading probe
July 51
916 966







August 51
967 1017







September 51
1018 1068






bolt turned down at locking lug
October 26
1069 1094


32


1st variation Model B introduced
November 26
1095 1120


32



December 26
1121 1146


32




total: 537





96


1949











January 26
1147 1172


32



February 26
1173 1198


32



March 26
1199 1224


32


pear shaped bolt handle with hole appears on Model A
April 26
1225 1250


32


forward stock screw with larger head and no ferrule appears on Model A
May 26
1251 1276


32


1st design tapered trigger to 2nd design trigger
June 26
1277 1402
no 1300 - 1399
32



July 26
1403 1428


32


1st design to 2nd design rear sight on Model A
August 26
1429 1454


32



September 18
1455 1472


32


Model C Silver Streak introduced
October 18
1473 1490


32



November 18
1491 1608
no 1500 - 1599
32



December 18
1609 1626


32


2nd variation Model B

total: 280





384


1950











January 18
1627 1644


32


pear shaped bolt handle w/o hole appears on Model A
February 18
1645 1662


32



March 18
1663 1680


32



April 18
1681 1698


32



May 18
1699 1816
no 1700 - 1799
32



June 18
1817 1834


32



July 18
1835 1852


32



August 18
1853 1870


32



September 18
1871 1888


32



October 18
1889 2006
no 1900 - 1999
32


single pump lever spring folded double
November 18
2007 2024


32



December 18
2025 2042


32




total: 216





384


1951











January 18
2043 2060


32



February 18
2061 2078


32



March 18
2079 2096


32



April 18
2097 2214
no 2100 - 2199
32



May 18
2215 2232


32



June 18
2233 2250


27



July 18
2251 2268



187


August 18
2269 2286







September 18
2287 3004
no 2300 - 2999





October 18
3005 3022







November 18
3023 3040







December 18
3041 3058








total: 216









1952











January 18
3059 3076







February 18
3077 3094







March 18
3095 3212
no 3100 - 3199





April 18
3213 3230







May 18
3231 3248







June 18
3249 3266







July 18
3267 3284







August 18
3285 3402
no 3300 - 3399





September 18
3403 3420







October 18
3421 3438







November 18
3439 3456







December 18
3457 3474








total: 216









1953











January 18
3475 3492







February 18
3493 3610
no 3500 - 3599





March 18
3611 3628






end of bolt handle rounded with no flat
April 17
3629 3645







May 17
3646 3662







June 17
3663 3679







July 17
3680 3696







August 17
3697 3813
no 3700 - 3799





September 17
3814 3830








total: 156
























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