Model 37 .22 rifle

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bdano50

Model 37 .22 rifle

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I have a Model 37 .22 rifle. What I believe to be the serial number, just to the rear of the trigger guard, is 6513.
Can anyone tell me how old this rifle is? Is there a site where I can look up that info?
This rifle belonged to my Grandpa and I'm interested in it's history.
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Re: Model 37 .22 rifle

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Bdano50;

The Marlin Model 37, .22 caliber pump action rifle was made from 1923 to 1931. It was an inexpensive version of the Marlin pump action rifle that sold for about $22.00 during the production run.
The highest serial number reported for a Model 37 is in the 12,000 range, and since your gun is in about the middle of that range, I would speculate that your gun would have been made 1927. There are no records for any of the Marlin pump action rifles, so we can only estimate your production date.
That is about all we can tell you at this time, I hope this helps.
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Re: Model 37 .22 rifle

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Thanks for that info! I know more now than I did!
Where is a good source of info for these rifles?.. I would like to do additional research on my own.
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Re: Model 37 .22 rifle

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The best source of info on these rifles would be the book by William S. Brophy, Marlin Firearms; A History of the Guns and the Company that made Them.
bdano50

Re: Model 37 .22 rifle

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Thanks... I'll check it out.
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Re: Model 37 .22 rifle

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I recently purchased a Marlin 37 also. Light freckling, beautiful bore. Stiff and dry but relatively clean. Smooth after lubricating. Is this rifle supposed to slam fire like the Winchester 1906?
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