Marlin Lever Action Rifle Serial Numbers 1883
(Including Models 1881, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895
and 1897.) Note that records are chaotic as all models were numbered
in a single serial number range, and numbers are often duplicated,
and the dates recorded are apparently shipping dates, not dates
of manufacture. Brophy studied the records and came up with the
following as dates of manufacture.
MARLINS MADE 1948 and LATER
Marlin Model 336 and Models 39-A and 39-M manufactured from
1948 to 1968:
A one or two letter code was used to designate the year of manufacture.
All Marlins (except lever action) manufactured from 1962-1968
A two letter code was used to designate month and year of manufacture.
All Marlins manufactured from 1969 to 1990:
The first two digits of the serial number designate the year of
manufacture, either as the last two digits of the year (in 1969-71)
or as a number code (1971 and later)..
Enter ONLY the LETTER CODE or the FIRST TWO digits of the serial