Marlin 1894 serial number question

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Re: Marlin 1894 serial number question

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat Aug 27, 2016 10:26 am

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Are there any letters preceding that serial number? Marlin started making the Model 1894 in .44 Magnum in 1969, and at that time, Marlin utilized a letter(s) prefix to the serial numbers up to 1971. After that, the numbering system changed. A Model 1894 serial number should not start with "35" at any time unless there is something in front of those numbers.
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Re: Marlin 1894 serial number question

Post by nfnchestr » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:19 pm

I have a 32-20 Marlin octagon barrel cowboy with the serial # is either 124286 or 184826 ?? my father had this rifle I remember as a kid and I'm 73 he had it forever ? Can anyone tell me when it was made ? As I want to sell it, have no one to leave it to.

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Re: Marlin 1894 serial number question

Post by Road King » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:40 pm

nfnchestr wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:19 pm
I have a 32-20 Marlin octagon barrel cowboy with the serial # is either 124286 or 184826 ?? my father had this rifle I remember as a kid and I'm 73 he had it forever ? Can anyone tell me when it was made ? As I want to sell it, have no one to leave it to.

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Chet, either one of these serial numbers show DOM as 1895
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Re: Marlin 1894 serial number question

Post by marlinman93 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:46 am

The 184xxx number would be 1899, not 1895.
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Re: Marlin 1894 serial number question

Post by Road King » Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:12 pm

marlinman93 wrote:
Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:46 am
The 184xxx number would be 1899, not 1895.
Sorry about that. My mistake, punched in the wrong number.😵
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Re: Marlin 1894 serial number question

Post by marlinman93 » Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:05 pm

No problem Brian! Glad to see I'm not the only one! ;)
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