How-To Determine Year of Manufacture- Marlin

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Re: How-To Determine Year of Manufacture- Marlin

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:38 am

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The "MR" in your serial number indicates that this is a Remington made gun. When Remington purchased Marlin, the old serial number system was changed to another system. We do not know their system and they apparently are not telling anyone how to interpret the system they use. So, this system of subtracting the first two digits from 100 only works on guns made while the Kenna family owned the company.
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Re: How-To Determine Year of Manufacture- Marlin

Post by marlinman93 » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:11 am

Remington uses code letters on the barrel to designate the month and year of production. Unfortunately their system isn't as simple as Marlin was. You can contact Remington, or look in a newer Bluebook of Gun Values, to see what the 2 letter code represents.
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Re: How-To Determine Year of Manufacture- Marlin

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:16 pm

Thanks Vall, I did not know that the serial number code for Remington built guns was now available. This helps!
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Re: How-To Determine Year of Manufacture- Marlin

Post by evansmoe » Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:09 am

Found a Marlin Model 39A with a serial number of: B6318 Could someone please tell me when this rifle was manufactured? Best I can tell with the research I've done so far is 1941. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Re: How-To Determine Year of Manufacture- Marlin

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:17 pm

Evansmoe;

That would be correct. Marlin started in 1940 with the letter "A" (seldom seen) and continued on from there. The letter "C" was not used until 1946 after the war had ended and regular sporting arms production re-started.
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Re: How-To Determine Year of Manufacture- Marlin

Post by bennettr » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:33 pm

Hello there! My Marlin 32, serial #416300. Do you have any history on it? Worth?

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Re: How-To Determine Year of Manufacture- Marlin

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:37 pm

Bennettr;

Is your Marlin a 32 caliber? The serial number range indicates it was made prior to 1915, but it could be a Marlin Model 1892 (.32 Colt), Model 1894 (.32-20), or a Model 1893 (.32-40 or .32 H.P.S.). Any of these models are marked on the upper tang, behind the hammer.
The only Model 32 Marlin was made in 1915, a .22 caliber, hammerless pump action rifle that was made in very limited quantities.
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