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    Marlin 39 Century Limited 1870 - 1970

    I was given this rifle in 1973. It is new, never fired. In doing some research I found a picture of the rifle which had a brass plate on the stock saying "39 Century Ltd. 100 Marlin Years". Mine does not have this plate. On the top of the barrel it is engraved " Marlin 39 Century Ltd." I also have the Marlin 2 rifle Commerative Set brace of 1000. Models 336 and 39. they were originally purchased from a Marlin employee who said they were all serial # 75. Can anyone offer an opinion as to why my rifle is missing this plate and how it may effect the value. Also, I have searched the serial number on the 39 Century Limited and can not find one. Any thoughts as to where it is located? Thanks for your help.

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    Welcome to Marlin Owners. Is there 2 small holes on the right side of the stock? Dos yours still have the brass buttplate. And what is the first 2 numbers of the ser#?
    Also did the 39 belong to the Marlin employee that had the Brace of 1000?
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    My 39 Century Limited has the brass plate on the right side of stock. I saw one with out the plate but close up you could see where the two small pins had been there. The serial # is on the upper tang and is stamped with NO. 9XXX. That is NO meaning number and a space then the numbers of which mine is a four number gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bandit1250 View Post
    My 39 Century Limited has the brass plate on the right side of stock. I saw one with out the plate but close up you could see where the two small pins had been there. The serial # is on the upper tang and is stamped with NO. 9XXX. That is NO meaning number and a space then the numbers of which mine is a four number gun.
    I was wondering about the ser#. Looks like Marlin gave them there own set of numbers. So depending on how many made, the lowest number would have been made late 1969(preproduction) and some
    of the vary last could possibly have been made early 1971.Should say 1974.

    Correction on the final production date: They were cataloged up to the 1973 catalog so they could have been made up to early 1974.
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    There are no holes onthe right side of the stock and no brass butplate. I found the serial number 0075. Any thoughts?

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    no butt plate and no small holes on stock. Serial #0075. It did belong to the employee and all three were purchased at the same time.

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    Any chance this is an 1897 Century Limited and not the 39 Century---The 1897's have no brass plate on the side of the stock and are much higher quality--YMMV.

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    Possible that the Marlin employee made the gun up for himself and just didn't want the brass parts. Hard to tell without any documentation of any kind.
    Also you can remove the stock and see if the numbers match, it also might have had a stock replaced at some time.
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    On the top of the barrel it is engaved "Marlin 39 Century Ltd". I'm pretty sure it is the 1870-1970. Thanks for the imput.

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    I'm not a spring chicken and would be afraid that I could damage the rifle if I messed with it. I do remember being told that the employee said that he hand picked toe wood that went into all three rifles so I'm sure it is the original. Thanks


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