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    I just purchased a 1895TSBL. THE S.N. starts with an MR and ends with an H. The numbers are 30000. I called Marlin to find out if I had a number 3 or 30000 built. I was told that he SN are random, selected by a computer. Does anyone have an opinion if this correct.

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    Did you end up finding out the year of your rifle? I just picked up 336 BL yesterday and the serial number starts with MR and also ends in H. I’ve been trying to find out the year of manufacture too.

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    The lettering system given above works. You have to extend the years so L=2017, M= 2018, N=2019. My new 1895 has a BN stamped on the left side of the barrel back near the receiver. Made in January 2019. There is also a 14BN on the label on the end of the box, I'm assuming that's 14January2019.

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    Anyone else notice the months in order beginning with January correspond to the letters: BLACKPOWDERX?

    B = Jan
    L = Feb
    A = Mar
    C = Apr
    K = May
    P = Jun
    O = Jul
    W = Aug
    D = Sep
    E = Oct
    R = Nov
    X = Dec


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    Quote Originally Posted by bcjol View Post
    Date code on new rifles on left side of barrel near receiver, also on end of shipping box

    https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/3...serial-no.html

    Grumpyoldman posted;



    my new 1895 has wk - August 2016

    some during early remlin years may not have code
    I would use the barrel date 2 letter code when trying to date a Remington product. That has worked very well so far with Remlin MR serial numbers. Calling or emailing Big R has been a big waste of time for me in the past. YMMV.
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    Here is the low down directly from Remington that I got from an original Marlin employee. What Grumpyoldman posted on 11-02-2016, 05:44PM. at the following link,
    https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/3...serial-no.html, is 100% correct. I am copying his post here along with other photos to help you can understand when your new Remlin was made. I own 3 Marlin 1894 rifles, but only 2 are Remlins and this decoding works perfectly to get the correct manufacturing date according to Remington.


    The new Remington Marlin serial number is computer generated. The only thing the serial number tells Remlin owners is if the gun was made by "Marlin" or "Remington Marlin". If the serial number starts with MR then it is a Remington made Marlin. This started in May of 2010.


    Now if the serial number starts with MR, we have to look at the left side of the barrel where it screws into the receiver. (See photo below.) This is same place you would look to see if the rifle were a JM Marlin. These letters are much smaller and may be a very light stamping so you may need a magnifying glass to read them. The letters are always upper case. If the letter looks like an "I" then it is an “I”, not a lower case L. The L will always look like a capital L. Of these 2 letters you see on the left side of the barrel, the first letter tells you the month and the second letter tells you the year of manufacturing starting with the letter E = the year 2010. See the month and year letter list below.


    The month letters are as follows; B = Jan, L = Feb, A = Mar, C = Apr, K = May, P = Jun, O = Jul, W = Aug, D = Sep, E = Oct, R = Nov, X = Dec


    The year letters are as follows; E = 2010, F = 2011, G = 2012, H = 2013, I = 2014, J = 2015, K = 2016, L = 2017, M = 2018, N = 2019, and P will = 2020.


    Example, my 1894, 45LC is stamped LL. This means this rifle was manufactured in February of 2017 and Remington confirms this. My 1894, 44 Magnum is stamped BJ. This means this rifle was manufactured in January of 2015 and Remington confirmed this too. If you read the letter for each month in order from January to December, it reads BLACKPOWDERX.


    If you cannot read the letter on the barrel and you still have the box, you can get the information off the label. At the right end of the label are 3 boxes. The top 2 boxes are clearly marked with "Serial Number" and "Order Number". The third box has 2 numbers and 2 letters in it. On my box label it is 16LL. (See photo below) The two (2) numbers are the actual day of the month. The 2 letters are the month and year your rifle was manufactured. (See previous list above and photo of box label) My 1894 Marlin 45LC was actually made on Thursday the 16th of February 2017 and this is confirmed by Remington with them looking up my serial number. This is why it is important to always keep the original firearm box or at least the label from it. As it does have valuable information.


    I realize this is a long post but I do hope it will clear up the confusion on the Remlin manufacturing dates after May 2010.


    I want to thank "Grumpyoldman" and "bcjol" for their information that got me started wanting to know more about the date of manufacturing of the new Marlin rifles.





    Photo to where to find the 2 letter code on the barrel for the month and year.

    Box_Label_Large.jpg

    The 16LL is the manufacture date code.

    Keith
    Last edited by Scorpiusb; 05-02-2019 at 07:18 AM.
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    This thread is closed and made into a sticky in the Marlin Rant Forum.
    Last edited by Ret_Eng; 05-02-2019 at 07:19 AM.
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