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by marlinman93
Fri Jun 28, 2024 9:00 am
Forum: Rimfires
Topic: Serial Numbers for 39A
Replies: 40
Views: 143894

Re: Serial Numbers for 39A

My list of 39A production goes from 1952-1975, so not sure about totals for 1951. But the totals for 1952 were huge, and I would guess 1951 was also much larger than the 21000 you're thinking about. Not sure why Marlin sold so many then as later 1950's were much smaller quantities.
by marlinman93
Fri Jun 28, 2024 8:58 am
Forum: General Gun Questions and Answers
Topic: Ballard identification
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Ballard identification

Ok, I have made a few more measurements. The barrel from muzzle to rear of action is 29-15/16". Inside the barrel I'm trying to use a caliper and get .405" at the muzzle and .470" in the chamber area. The rim area is .590". I'm not sure what the "thimbles" are but ther...
by marlinman93
Wed Jun 26, 2024 1:21 pm
Forum: Rimfires
Topic: What year and value is my Marlin Ballard 32-40
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: What year and value is my Marlin Ballard 32-40

Serial numbers on Ballard rifles can help date them, but since there are duplicate ranges when the company changed from JM Marlin to Marlin Firearms Co. I need to know which marking is on your Ballard. Additionally Marlin made over a dozen different models, plus special order rifles, so without good...
by marlinman93
Sat Jun 22, 2024 8:29 am
Forum: Cowboy Guns
Topic: Model 39A
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: Model 39A

Might take a close look at the cartridge cutoff. Part #26 on this diagram:

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by marlinman93
Sat Jun 15, 2024 7:23 am
Forum: Big Bores
Topic: 1893 what caliber
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: 1893 what caliber

Use a magnifying glass! Many have light stamps that people don't see until they look closer.
by marlinman93
Tue Jun 11, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: General Gun Questions and Answers
Topic: Antique Marlin 1894 38 40 stock question
Replies: 3
Views: 242

Re: Antique Marlin 1894 38 40 stock question

And carbine and rifle stocks took different buttplates, so if he wants to keep it original looking he'll need a carbine style buttstock and buttplate.
by marlinman93
Thu Jun 06, 2024 10:29 am
Forum: Lever Actions
Topic: serial #
Replies: 1
Views: 158

Re: serial #

Should be 1903.
by marlinman93
Mon Jun 03, 2024 8:05 am
Forum: General Gun Questions and Answers
Topic: Marlin 30-30 336RC. Help with Information
Replies: 1
Views: 144

Re: Marlin 30-30 336RC. Help with Information

The J would indicate 1952.
There is absolutely no way anyone can tell you what your 336RC is worth with no info beyond model and date. That's like me asking what's my car worth, it's a 1952 Chevy. At the least we need really good pictures and an accurate description of the bore condition.
by marlinman93
Sun Jun 02, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Cowboy Guns
Topic: Authentic rifle sights for a Model 1889 rifle
Replies: 3
Views: 423

Re: Authentic rifle sights for a Model 1889 rifle

You might also give Larry Osborn a call. He supplies all the old style screws for Marlins, and also has a lot of original used parts and reproductions. He was selling the correct "harpoon" shaped elevators, and good chance he has an original rear sight. They aren't cheap as I see them sell...
by marlinman93
Wed May 08, 2024 1:35 pm
Forum: Rimfires
Topic: Marlin Model 47 - research project
Replies: 50
Views: 104749

Re: Marlin Model 47 - research project

I seriously doubt production levels during the Depression years were very high, and quite likely lower than years before or after. With the company seeing reduced sales already, I'd find it hard to believe they'd even be making 50% of the numbers made in good years.
by marlinman93
Wed May 08, 2024 8:34 am
Forum: Rimfires
Topic: Marlin Model 47 - research project
Replies: 50
Views: 104749

Re: Marlin Model 47 - research project

Every stock option gun Marlin made during the Depression era was eventually sold over the counter when not enough people took the stock option deal.
by marlinman93
Wed May 08, 2024 8:32 am
Forum: General Gun Questions and Answers
Topic: Ballard identification
Replies: 4
Views: 447

Re: Ballard identification

If it has thimbles under the barrel for a wiping rod it's likely a Ballard Pacific. The cartridge will be impossible to determine with the info supplied. Just too many chambers that could accept a .40 S&W cartridge. I'd need good measurements of the rim diameter at the chamber, plus base diamete...
by marlinman93
Fri Apr 26, 2024 9:09 am
Forum: General Gun Questions and Answers
Topic: Found a rusted Marlin 27-s
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Found a rusted Marlin 27-s

Barrels are 8 sided, so octagon. The two "bars" are top and bottom tangs for attaching stocks. If the barrel is plugged you should still be able to maybe use dial calipers to get a close estimate of bore size which might help determine cartridge.
by marlinman93
Thu Apr 25, 2024 8:15 am
Forum: General Gun Questions and Answers
Topic: Found a rusted Marlin 27-s
Replies: 4
Views: 582

Re: Found a rusted Marlin 27-s

Is the bore clear so you could measure diameter with dial calipers? That would help possibly identify the cartridge chambering.
by marlinman93
Wed Apr 10, 2024 7:13 pm
Forum: General Gun Questions and Answers
Topic: The "What's it worth" topic!
Replies: 0
Views: 362

The "What's it worth" topic!

I often see posts here from folks who've picked up or ended up with a fine Marlin rifle, and they want to know "What is it worth?" Often times the only information given is what model it is, and what cartridge the gun fires. That's the equivalent of someone saying I have a 1965 Corvette wi...