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I'm having a little trouble nailing down the DOB of my 32-40. Serial # 4268xx. I didn't have any trouble sorting it out on my 30-30 but for whatever reason I'm scratching my head on this one.
 

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Your in that range where there are no records! A picture of the rifle, roll stamp on the barrel tang markings(1893 or 93) will help one of our experts get a close date but nothing exact!
 

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Well Marlin records stopped in 1906 with the serial number 355300. So if you go off a rough average of say 25000 a year, before 1906. It would put you at 1909-1910. Give or take.

There is a link at the bottom of my post, you can download, and print out the Serial numbers sheet, and 2 sheets of production dates of all Marlins made before Marlin closed there doors.
 

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Vary nice!!!
 

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I think about 1910-12, they stopped around 450000 in 1915 when co was sold
So you are thinking that they only made around 10500 a year after 1906? I was thinking that they went to the letter prefix, prior to 1915.Maybe as early as 1913.
Even though it would make sense that it would happen during the change of hands.

Just asking, because I am just guessing here myself. And would like to fill in my sheet, a bit further.
 

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Just throw a round in my chamber
Aim straight and true
And I'll put a grin on your face
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A West Texas poet. That was a good one, gonna have to write that one down. Being as your on a roll, anything for the initials LFH?
 

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That's sweet!! Look forward to more pics...And a range report!!

Congrats!
 
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I have no date of birth
But I am a relic on this Earth
Marlin has no record of my day
Sparky Civil just can't say
Just throw a round in my chamber
Aim straight and true
And I'll put a grin on your face
That will separate your head in two
Those Moose Drools must be doing the trick! :marchmellow:
 

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