Marlin 25mb stainless

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vermonter71
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Marlin 25mb stainless

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Anyone seen one of these ?
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Re: Marlin 25mb stainless

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I have one & cant find any information about it any help would be appreciated
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Re: Marlin 25mb stainless

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Vermonter71;

Give the first two digits of the serial number. I can only find the Model 25 MB in the 1987 & 1988 Marlin catalogs, and those pictured are not stainless steel. With the first two digits, I might be able to look through some later catalogs to see if it is listed there.
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Re: Marlin 25mb stainless

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thank you regnier, 1st 2 digits are 14.....everything is correct,stock,barrel length, markings etc...im so intrigued
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Re: Marlin 25mb stainless

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also from what i can figure the model mb was only made early 87-winter of 88... however you and others on the forum will probably know if thats correct
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Re: Marlin 25mb stainless

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Vermonter71;

The dates of the Model 25MB are correct 1987 & 1988. Your serial number indicates that your receiver was serialized in 1986, which would not be that unusual for Marlin to serialize something then assemble it later.
Now, I searched through many older Marlin catalogs to see when Marlin introduced any model in stainless steel, and the first year for any model in stainless steel was 1993. Several years earlier, Marlin made a few model with nickel plating, but only a few years prior to 1993, like about 1991.
So, it would appear your gun has either been stripped of any original bluing and polished or someone went to the trouble of having it plated in either nickel or chrome. That is about the best information I can give you at this time.
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