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manufacture date

Post by Iobjr » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:24 pm

Looking to buy an 1894c with serial number 99030059 and wondering how old is the gun?

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Re: manufacture date

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Tue Mar 08, 2016 1:24 pm

Iobjr;

Subtract the first two digits from 100 to determine year of manufacture. i.e. 100 - 99 = 01 or 2001.
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Re: manufacture date

Post by bobinbusan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:20 am

So my 1895GBL with SR# MR89***F would of been made in 2011, is this correct? 100-89=11?

Was told it was made in 6/2016, which is the correct year it was made?

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Re: manufacture date

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Fri Jun 30, 2017 12:44 pm

Bobinbusan;

That serial number system does not work on the Remington made Marlin rifles. If someone told you it was made in 2016, I would probably believe them. I have not seen a Remington serial number system to be able to tell you how to decipher your serial number.
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Re: manufacture date

Post by bobinbusan » Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:21 pm

Thanks for getting back to me and letting me know, will keep looking at how to date it and will post it after I find out on how to date it?

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Re: manufacture date

Post by SGT_Strehle » Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:39 pm

From my understanding, the MR serial number refers to Remlin (aka: Remington/Marlin) production, which you likely already know. There were issues with the quality of the first few years of production using this serial number, so be wary. Initial production and quality control was terrible based on the complaints I've read from disgruntled owners on other sites. You will find other marks on the side of the barrel near the receiver to further confirm. You should see REM stamped somewhere on the barrel to confirm that it's a Remington/Marlin make.

So how do you date it? I take no credit for this, only passing along what a fellow Marlin enthusiast shared on the MarlinOwners.com website:

Check for yet another mark on the side of the barrel near the receiver. This time, look for 2 letters that decode as follows:

First letter = Month: B-Jan L-Feb A-Mar C-Apr K-May P-Jun O-Jul W-Aug D-Sep E-Oct R-Nov X-Dec
Second letter = Year: E-2010 F-2011 G-2012 H-2013 I-2014 J-2015 K-2016

FYI: The B representing January may look more like an R, and the I representing 2014 may look more like a number 1 due to impartial stamping.

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Re: manufacture date

Post by bobinbusan » Sun Jul 02, 2017 8:37 am

Thanks, from the informed you referred to me, it has a "PK" stamp on left side of the barrel just before the barrel screws into the receiver, so with the data code that you supplied, it shows to have been made in June 2016
Thanks again
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Re: manufacture date

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:01 am

SGT_Strehele;

Thank you for passing this information on here. I have re-posted it in the General Gun Questions for all to find this information in an easy manner.
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