MARLIN Manufacturing Date Code

 

 

 FIREARMS INFORMATION



22 caliber bolt action and semi-autos were not serial numbered prior to 1969
(when the 1968 Gun Control Act was implemented).

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 N12478 would have been made in 1955 
while a 1894 in 44 magnum with a serial number of 25105098, would have equated to 1975

LEVER ACTIONS

  

ALL FIREARMS

1941 = B          
1941-44 ***          
1945 = C      1957 = R  1968 late = 68 1981 = 19 1993 = 07 2005 = 95
  1946 = c **        1958 = S    1970 = 70 1982 = 18 1994 = 06 2006 = 94
 1947 = D      1959 = T   1971 = 71 1983 = 17 1995 = 05 2007 = 93
1948 = E    1960 = U   1972 = 72 1984 = 16 1996 = 04 2008 = 92
1949 = F       1961 = V    1973 = 73 & 27 1985 = 15 1997 = 03 2009 = 91
1950 = G    1962 = W 1974 = 26 1986 = 14 1998 = 02 2010 = 90
1951 = H    1963 = Y   1975 = 25 1987 = 13 1999 = 01 2011 = 89/MR
1952 = J    1964 = Z    1976 = 24 1988 = 12 2000 = 00  
1953 = K    1965 = AA 1977 = 23 1989 = 11 2001 = 99  
1954 = L    1966 = AB 1978 = 22 1990 = 10 2002 = 98  
1955 = M    1967 = AC 1979 = 21    1991 = 09    2003 = 97  
1956 = N    1968 early= AD 1980 = 20    1992 = 08    2004 = 96  
           

 

***  No commercial manufacture from sometime in 1941/’42 until 1945, due to WWII production & retooling

** Small c,  NOT CAPITOL

MR, production started in Remington plant with proof mark REP
However, Marlin like Winchester in the early years may have done a few special orders that do not fit.  OR the gun was returned to the factory for repairs & ???

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