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03-May-2016 07:53

It stands for John Marlin, the founder of the company. Thanks Regnier, I am fairly new to this lever action thing but I am surely enjoying this 1895. I have a friend that has a golden 39 A in the box never fired.I have been thinking about buying from him but not sure what they're worth. I think his brother used to own a gun store many years ago and recently died leaving him these guns.

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. Straight stock, 21 ½ inch barrel, 40 ½ inch over-all. If you give us that letter we'll be able to tell you the year it was made. Perhaps there is some obscure marking that is near impossible to find – like markings on Waterford crystal, but I see nothing else. No other identification can be found other than the Marlin insignia Doesn't seem to fit into the date codes above. There will be a letter before the serial number that will probably be between "M" and "S"" in the alphabet.



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