Does anyone know what time frame/years the Marlin white lettered JM marked hammer spurs were used or came with a Marlin .22 in the box? Anyone?
YOur talkin like you never really own one.At one time they were indeed shipped with the gun based on new Marlins purchased in the '70's, but I don't recall the years. These things were black anodized aluminum and worked great with scope mounted Marlins, which obviously was their purpose; but everyone I ever owned quickly had it's finish marred and skinned by the bottom of the bolt rubbing against its surface, which didn't suit me at all. The hammers on my Marlin levers now feature Uncle Mike's steel hammer spurs, which look more appropriate in my opinion. The last new Marlin I purchased was a 2009 vintage 338MX; and if my memory hasn't totally failed me, that rifle was shipped with an Uncle Mike's style hammer spur which would indicate that Marlin considered that hammer spur superior to the earlier aluminum spur.