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Old 10-17-2002, 09:21 AM
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Exclamation Marlin Year of Manufacture

All Marlin Qwners:

Marlin year of manufacture maybe determined from the following list of letter/numeral prefixs to the serial number; this coding only applies to serialized rifles:

1946-C
1947-D
1948-E
1949-F
1950-G
1951-H
1952-J
1953-K
1954-L
1955-M
1956-N
1957-58-R
1958-59-S
1960 (August)-1961-U
1961 (August)-1962-V
1963-W
1964-Y,-Z
1965-AA
1966-AB
1967-AC
1968-AD, -68
1969-69
1970-70
1971-71
1972-72


Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture maybe determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100:
Example: SN 2512345 would have been made in 1975 [100 - 25 = 75].

For Marlin Rimfire Rifles [non-serialized]:

From 1962 thru 1968 Marlins rimfire rifles (other than the 39 series lever actions) used a two letter date code that was stamped on the barrel. This date code is different than the one already listed, as Marlin rimfire rifles (other than the model 39 series) did not have a serial numbers until required to by Law after 1968. The first letter of the date code represented the month of manufacture while the second letter indicated the year. This date code was usually stamped on the left side of the barrel just in front of the receiver. The first letter of the date code is as follows:

A = Jan.
B = Feb.
C = Mar.
D = Apr.
E = May
F = June
G = July
H = Aug.
I = Sep.
J = Oct.
K = Nov.
L = Dec.


The second letter of the date code is as follows:

F = 1962
G = 1963
H = 1964
I = 1965
J = 1966
K = 1967
L = 1968


So a date code of "JK" would indicate that rifle was made in October of 1967.

The above "codes" provided by RFC User "plinker Tom".


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Marlin owners: SAVE this table to your hard drive......

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Old 10-28-2002, 07:31 PM
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THANKS BIGMIKE. GOOD, HELPFUL INFO
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does this also apply to marlin knockoffs like the western auto supply Co brand. My serial # starts with 69, is this the year it was made??
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Thanks so much for that list of manufacturing dates. I had just purchased a like new 39 Mountie and was wondering when it was made.....1960......thanks again....Bob
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