I'm about to go to work so I won't be able to check it for a day or two, but I seem to recall that the date was sometime in the mid 80's. Can't remember if I looked down the bore when I took the paper roll out to check the headspace, but I don't remember anything out of the ordinary. I'll dig it out and check it when I get the chance. I doubt if the rifle ever got used at all based on its condition. Pretty sure it just sat in a rack until it got sold to some importer.