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I have finally got some spare time, and I finally finished the update to the Marlin Year code, Production dates, and Ser# on 1 sheet. PDF. This was Ver.8.

This one is Ver.12, I have changed it around a few times since the last one. This now has the Date codes and I hope all Marlin models and there production dates from 1870-2010.
I don't plan on adding any Remlin.

You will find guns dated the year before from the post-production, and there will be some made after the gun was cut from the line.
But I just went with what the catalogs showed. I did add some non-cataloged items and they will have NC after them.

There are 3 sheets now. One is mainly dating the guns and some production numbers for 1881,1888,1889,1891's and production years for the pistols and Ballards.
The next 2 sheets are the rest of the Marlin guns and their production years. Mostly, center-fire on page 1 and rim-fire and shotguns on page 2

I want to give thanks to Brophy, Flayderman, 44-40 Willy, Swany, Gunhugger, Six_Gunz, Dawei, Parly Bear, Don Anderson come to mind. I am sure there are more, will have to look back at my notes.

Anyway look them over, print them out, and if you see any that I missed, let me know. If I didn't miss something, I will be very surprised.
They should all fit on a letter sized sheet, but you might have to let the printer downsize it a bit to get all of it on the sheet.


A ( * ) is put next to new or fixed model on this updated sheet. Starting with the 12/24/13 update.
UPDATES
9/11/12 Added 1895GBL to page 1 Thanks to TJ336
9/13/12 Added Single Shot shotguns to Page 2, Model 60 and 200
9/25/12 Page 2-- Fixed 55-G, changed dates to 1961-65, and added 16,20ga
10/14/12 Page 1-- Changed Model 93 end date to 1936, Changed Model 455 from 1956-58 to 1955-59. Also highlighted few items in red, where it states, ( Not Prod.)
01/07/13 Page 1-- Changed Model 1891 .22 and .32 cal. end date to 1895. Was assembled after this date, but was no longer cataloged.
01/20/13 Page 1-- Date on 444P was 2000-02, now 1999-02
07/04/13 Page 2-- Model 70 Glenfield and Model 25 Glenfield dates changed and included Non cataloged years.
12/24/13 Page 1--Fixed typo- Model 1894CBS 38 Special is now 1894CBC 38 Special, also 1894CB 38 Special made 2002 only and is not cataloged was added. Thanks to gc70
02/03/14 Page 1--Added non-cataloged 30AW from 1984-97. Also changed 336W from 2000-10 to 1999-10. Thanks, N578ND for bringing this to my attention.
04/15/14 Page 1--Added non-cataloged 1894CL made 2008. Thanks to Sniper. Also added non-cataloged C30AS made 1992. Thanks to semperdog for putting one up for sale.
 

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Updated page 1 Added 1895GBL. I know I was going to miss some.:hmmmm:
 

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Another update forgot about the single shot 12 ga shotguns. Added to page 2, revision 9-13-12

Anyone else spot anything I missed? Let me know so I can fix it before it goes to the Reference Library. Thanks
 

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New update to Date and production sheets

Small update to PAGE 2. Fixed 55-G bolt shotgun info. Had made from 1962-65, now 1961-65. Also added that there was a 16 and 20ga in the same line. UPDATE DATED, 09/25/12
 

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Thanks very much, happy for the info.
 
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Thank you. That is a lot of good information and looks like a lot of hard work. Either mine is not listed or I don't know where to look for the A or the S. I have a Marlin slide action 20 gauge. All I've been able to find is Mod. 44. no A or S. The serial number is in the 5000 range. Can you tell me what the A or S stands for or where to look on the gun. I have searched all over the internet and can find just model 44. I would like to know the age. Thank you.
 

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Thank you. That is a lot of good information and looks like a lot of hard work. Either mine is not listed or I don't know where to look for the A or the S. I have a Marlin slide action 20 gauge. All I've been able to find is Mod. 44. no A or S. The serial number is in the 5000 range. Can you tell me what the A or S stands for or where to look on the gun. I have searched all over the internet and can find just model 44. I would like to know the age. Thank you.
Hard to say exactly when it was made, other than in the dates I have listed, because Marlin probably used the same set of numbers to ser# other shotguns at the time. But as to the A and S on the model 44.
You wont find the A or S on the gun, only Model 44.
The A was for the standard grade gun and the S was for a Special grade gun. Here is a couple pages from the 1923 catalog. Pg 19 gives a description of the S and pg. 20 of the A.
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Thank you so much Schtoolee. That is exactly what I needed. With this I found out I have the A model and a pretty close age within 10 or 11 years. I know the shotgun is not worth a lot but I do like the older guns. I am new to this forum and Thanks to people like you that spend so much time and effort to help us all out. Thank you again.
 

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Update to page 1:pcguru:

10/14/12 Page 1-- Changed Model 93 end date to 1936, Changed Model 455 from 1956-58 to 1955-59. Also highlighted few items in red, were it states, ( Not Prod.)


Noticed that model 93 was still listed on a Nov. 1936 price sheet. Spotted I was wrong on the Model 455. And figured I should highlight "Not Prod." since I was updating anyway.
 

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Excellent work Schtoolee. I scoured where I could, but couldn't find anything on the Davidson's Limited Series. I'm particularly looking for information on the Limited I-V .45-70 and 1894 Cowboy Limited issues. Do you have anything for them or did I overlook them anywhere?

Thanks!
 
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