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Marlin 336 serial number age?

Post by Saltwater Cowboy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:30 pm

I have recently purchaced a Marlin 336 in .35 rem. I was wanting to know the age of the rifle the serial number is K13946 any help would be great. Thanks

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Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:40 pm

Saltwater Cowboy;

A Marlin Model 336 with a "K" serial number prefix was manufactured in 1953.
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Post by Saltwater Cowboy » Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:57 pm

Thanks so much. I just got it today. The barrel is stainless, and the rest is a nickle finish, the wood is in great condition as well. I traded a winchester model 70 in 270 that had seen better days as an even swap. I had a bit of buyers remorse beacuse I know they stoped making the model 70 but I think this will be a fun gun. How would I go about finnishing the barrel in nickle as well? Thanks

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Post by guest 2 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 7:41 am

JMO, but I didn't know Marlin made any stainless steel M336's in 1953 - even just the barrels.

I know Winchester once used the term "Staynless" to describe their non-mecuric primed ammo, and maybe also some model's barrels.

Could it be that the blue's been stripped off the barrel, or it's been rebarreled with a late-model stainless barrel ?

Or - It's rare, but do you suppose the original barrel could have been removed by someone, plated, then re-intalled ?

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Post by Saltwater cowboy » Fri Jan 25, 2008 11:44 pm

Im not sure how it was done but the only markings on the gun are

O. EST. 1870 ---
CAL 35 REM ---

and the serial under the lever.

The rest is not there. Either by being filled in or if it was stripped. It has a couple spots that are pitted on the Barrel as well. The top of the reciever is te same color as the barrel so do you think it was stripped? The sides, trigger, hammer, lever, tube, and screws are all ( I believe ) nickel. The owner of the gun shop I think said that the guy had it in his boat. So my guess is he wanted it to be all weather. It also has a gap between the butt plate and the wood. Any guess why it might have this? It really is a great looking gun. There will soon be a few less pigs running around in my neck of the woods.

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age of marlin 336?

Post by wyo man » Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:46 pm

how old is my marlin 336serial number H42754

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Re: age of marlin 336?

Post by marlinman93 » Wed Feb 06, 2008 8:17 pm

wyo man wrote:how old is my marlin 336serial number H42754
1951.

And they didn't build any stainless 336's in 1953, or nickle plated either. Sounds like your Marlin was modified.
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Re: age of marlin 336?

Post by Guest » Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:53 am

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wyo man wrote:how old is my marlin 336serial number H42754
1951.

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my marlin isnt stainless nor nickel plated. on the barrel its reads 336RC. was my gun made in 1951or 1953?

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Re: Marlin 336 serial number age?

Post by zndy » Sun Sep 04, 2011 8:04 pm

How do you tell how old a marlin is? mine has serial# 21115611. cant find web site that tells me age

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Re: Marlin 336 serial number age?

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:18 pm

Zndy;

The very first post in the "General Gun Questions and Answers" on this site will tell you the date of manufacture of your Marlin. In this case, it is 1979. As all Marlins made after 1973, you subtract the first two digits from 100 to determine the year of manufacture. (i.e. 100 - 21 = 79 or 1979)
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Re: Marlin 336 serial number age?

Post by Junebug » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:39 am

I hate a Marlin model 336 with a gold trigger and a serial number stamper "71 135158". There is a space between the 71 and the rest of the serial numbers. What year and does the remaining numbers mean anything?

I am assuming the 71 is 1971 but I thought the 135158 might also indicate a production year of 1987...

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Re: Marlin 336 serial number age?

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat Nov 26, 2011 11:15 am

Junebug;

Nope...the 71 is the first two digits that were used for the year of manufacture in the serial number. Marlin used the two digits of the year indicating the year (in your case, 71 for 1971) beginning in 1969, and discontinued that method after 1972. Dealers complained that Marlin was "dating" the inventory, so Marlin changed to subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100 in 1973.
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Re: Marlin 336 serial number age?

Post by Jbewo » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:17 am

My marlin 336rc 35 rem has ser # U. What year ws that manuFactured.

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Re: Marlin 336 serial number age?

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:23 pm

Jbewo;

The very first post in the General Gun Questions and Answers relating to how old you gun is will tell you that a Marlin Model 336 with a "U" serial number prefix would have been made in 1961.
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Re: Marlin 336 serial number age?

Post by rusty houghton » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:46 pm

i was wondering the age of my marlin 336 rc serial number m891

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