Marlin model 38 value

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Jlwamble
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Marlin model 38 value

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I have recently come into possession of a model 38 Marlin 22 slide rifle. I was wondering about its value. I had some preliminary pictures. I will try to take more detailed ones. Any help would be appreciated. There is no visible serial number. it has a 24" octagonal barrel. The stamp on the barrel says Marlin Rockwell Corp. new haven. Patd mar 17. Sept. 15. 1914 July 13.20. 1915. I would be grateful for any help. I can take some pics if they would facilitate the identification process.
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Re: Marlin model 38 value

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Jlwamble;

Yes, definitely post some pictures of this Model 38. Most Marlin Model 38, hammerless, .22 caliber pump action rifles have a barrel marked with the Marlin Firearms Corporation marking, not the Marlin-Rockwell Corporation marking, So this will be an early entry back into the commercial firearms business after WW I. Most Model 38's had a serial number visible on the lower, forward portion of the receiver near the model marking. Again, another indication that this is an early production gun.
Looking forward to seeing your pictures.
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Re: Marlin model 38 value

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Re: Marlin model 38 value

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Here are some pics of the model 38.

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Re: Marlin model 38 value

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What are the odds? I just aquired the exact same rifle with the exact same patent dates. The serial number is stamped in the side of the tang. Remove the stock and you will
See it. Or take it down and it will be stamped inside the receiver on the bolt of it all matches. Mine is serial number 8**
These particular M38's are rare. Model 32 left over parts used on the early Model 38's. Patent dates are those of the M32 as is the Swebilius sight. The later model 38's and those that most know about used the Rocky Mountain buckhorn sight, had a serial number stamped on the reciever and the patent dates were in the 20's. These rifles are scarce and rare but no one can out a value on them.. Some say well in to the 4 digits, some say not so much.. So who knows lol. Also, your pictures are showing up. Bad link?
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Re: Marlin model 38 value

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Have case colored 1892 action mated to a mod.38 barrel mistakenly dovetailed for both the long and short magazines. Factory made long forearm utilizes short magazine dovetail with correct parts. Long magazine is in place. Both action and barrel are in new condition.
This is an example of Marlin Rockwell employees utilizing existing parts and factory mistakes to make functional rifles.
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