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I have a Glenfield model 25 given to me by my dad when I was no more than 10 years old. I remember it like it was yesterday in the house I was born in. That would have been 1971. According to the info here from Brophys book the Glenfield model 25 was produced from 79-82. In 79 I was 18 years old and lived in another home so im sure it was 71 when I recieved the rifle. ???
 

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The only thing I can say is that according to Brophy what you got is what it is, going into the book further on the other hand the Glenfield Model 25 is the same thing as the Marlin Model 780 except it came with a Birch stock and an old style trigger guard. Going a bit further the Model 780 came from the Model 80C, which in MHO strongly resemble the Model 25, now the 80C was apparently produced from 1941 through 1971 with NO production during 1942-1944. Maybe what you have is the 80C? It's a bit far fetched but is it possible? Mr fixit
 

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Possible yes! Although the roll stamp on my gun does say Glenfield Model 25! ;D Birch stock and swivles. Seven shot clip fed bolt action. I'll just keep thinking I have the prototype that didn't go into production for some time. ;D Just goes to show that nothings carved in stone or the Brophys book. ;)
 

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We have 3 Glenfield 25s in our family.
All marked Glenfield 25 w/ JM proof on the barrel.
One of them was bought new by a now deceased family
member in 1975. He was not around to buy one
in 79'
That said, Nice smooth, accurate guns for the $$. Greg
 

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Brophy was just a man like the rest of us, and he made mistakes like we do too. ;)
 

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Leverdude said:
Brophy was just a man like the rest of us, and he made mistakes like we do too. ;)
Yes, but still plenty of great info there! Did he have anything to do with Marlin or was he just one of the early carriers of the dreaded Marlinitis desease?
 

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Yes, but still plenty of great info there! Did he have anything to do with Marlin or was he just one of the early carriers of the dreaded Marlinitis desease?
A little late on this thread but just spotted it.

I know that Brophy was at the very least the Marlin Historian. When I first started collecting Marlin's, the factory letters were signed by him. And I got one of the 1st edition 1 of 1000, Marlin Firearm books through him.

As to the Genfield 25 that you have, I went through the Marlin catalogs and the Genfield 25 is only in the 1982 catalog.The 1983 has a model 25, but it is at least in the catalog,
not called a Glenfield, but dose have the birch stock and probably used up the remaining Glenfield barrels at first. Prior to that, there was it's successor, the Genfield 20 was made from 1966-81.

I am not sure were Brophy got the 1979-82 dates, but start looking at the 87 catalogs that he had to reference from, I have 163 so far, and thing can get a little bit blurry.

As to yours, what is the first 2 letters or numbers in the ser#? And I wonder if they were a none cataloged item prior to 1982, sold to the bigger chain stores of the time.Just a guess.
 
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