I have only made a few posts here so sorry for what is no doubt a duplicate question.
I have an 1895GBL in 45-70. It has the New Haven CT barrel stamp and JM stamped on it which apparently means something?
The serial number starts with 91 and finishes with 91. From reading it means maybe that the rifle was mfd in 2009?
To be fair its been a great rifle, looks and shoots great. Just interested to know its origins.
It' an original Marlin built in CT. The "JM" stamp is the giveaway.
336CS .30-30 (1992)
XL7L .30-06 (2009 )
Marlin League #20
Team X7 #45
Team .30-30 Member #55
Team 35 Member #166
Team 444 Member #372
Team .45/70 #47
Team Old Pharts #31
What can I say? I'm a joiner!
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Yes, 2009, made in North Haven CT, the JM stands for John Marlin (creator of Marlin rifles).
Thanks guys. Guess I was lucky. When I bought it two years ago I knew little about Marlins, just wanted a lever action and a big bore and apparently stumbled into some good timing.