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Thread: Marlin 30-30 serial number??

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    Marlin 30-30 serial number??

    While the underlever threads seem to be cropping up quite frequently,there is a marlin 30-30 for sale down our club with the serial number starting 2009,am I right in thinking that the first two numbers should be subtracted from 100 giving date of manufacture??
    100-20=1980?
    any help appreciated.
    thanks
    dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by plonker View Post
    While the underlever threads seem to be cropping up quite frequently,there is a marlin 30-30 for sale down our club with the serial number starting 2009,am I right in thinking that the first two numbers should be subtracted from 100 giving date of manufacture??
    100-20=1980?
    any help appreciated.
    thanks
    dave
    1980 is correct.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muir View Post
    1980 is correct.~Muir
    Well I have gone and bought it,is there any way of telling what model it is by serial number as there is no history with the gun!
    dave

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    Being .30-30, it's a Model 336. This was introduced in 1948 and was developed out of the Marlin M1893 via the Model 36 of appropriately enough 1936. So you have a rifle that with minor changes only has been in continuous production from 1893 to today, WW2 years aside. It is estimated over 6 million 336s have been sold since its introduction. Nice rifle, and I'm sure it'll give you a lot of pleasure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laurie View Post
    Being .30-30, it's a Model 336. This was introduced in 1948 and was developed out of the Marlin M1893 via the Model 36 of appropriately enough 1936. So you have a rifle that with minor changes only has been in continuous production from 1893 to today, WW2 years aside. It is estimated over 6 million 336s have been sold since its introduction. Nice rifle, and I'm sure it'll give you a lot of pleasure.
    Thanks Laurie,I have been looking on line and there are too many models to try to find mine from my memory(awaiting variation,gun still down club).Will have to put some pictures up when I get it home :-).
    dave

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    Try this website and put in the serial number.

    Marlin Manufacture Dates

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    Quote Originally Posted by The deer man View Post
    Try this website and put in the serial number.

    Marlin Manufacture Dates
    Thanks deerman,put in the info and nothing happened.
    thanks again
    dVe

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    Quote Originally Posted by plonker View Post
    Well I have gone and bought it,is there any way of telling what model it is by serial number as there is no history with the gun!
    dave
    Laurie is correct but if you look hard enough you'll find it stamped on the barrel.~Muir

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    Quote Originally Posted by plonker View Post
    Thanks deerman,put in the info and nothing happened.
    thanks again
    dVe
    That's odd?? There is another website, I'll see if I can find it.

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    Maybe this. . .


    MARLIN Manufacturing Date Code
    FIREARMS INFORMATION


    (22 caliber bolt action and semi-autos were not serial numbered prior to 1969)
    Firearm serial numbers were date coded by a prefix within the s/n, as signified below.
    For example a Marlin model 39A with a serial number of N1255X would have been made in 1955
    while a 1894 in 44 magnum with a serial number of 2510509X, would have equated to 1975

    LEVER ACTIONS ALL FIREARMS
    1945 = C 1957 = R 1968 = AD 1981 = 19 1993 = 7
    1946 = D 1958 = S 1970 = 70 1982 = 18 1994 = 6
    1947 = E 1959 = T 1971 = 71 1983 = 17 1995 = 5
    1948 = F 1960 = U 1972 = 72 1984 = 16 1996 = 4
    1949 = G 1961 = V 1973 = 73 & 27 1985 = 15 1997 = 3
    1950 = H 1962 = W 1974 = 26 1986 = 14 1998 = 2
    1951 = J 1963 = Y 1975 = 25 1987 = 13 1999 = 1
    1952 = K 1964 = Z 1976 = 24 1988 = 12 2000 = 0
    1953 = L 1965 = AA 1977 = 23 1989 = 11
    1954 = M 1966 = AB 1978 = 22 1990 = 10
    1955 = N 1967 = AC 1979 = 21 1991 = 9
    1956 = P 1968 = AD 1980 = 20 1992 = 8

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