Happened to come across this old Marlin at an auction yesterday. I’m just starting to clean it. Anyone else have one of these? All it says is 40Cal on barrel.
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4914 I believe, I’ll double check tonightIt does appear to have been cut down, as Al stated the 40 and 45 were standard with 28” and the 32 and 38 were standard with 24”, but not uncommon to see them reversed. I have a 40 with a 26”, you could order them shorter and longer then standard. What’s the serial number?
Neat you found the info, where did you find that?Bad news! Here’s the factory records on your 1881
MARLIN MODEL 1881 - SERIAL NUMBER 4914 Type: Rifle
Barrel Type: Octagon
Barrel Length: 28 inches Date Shipped: June 28, 1883
Date: June 30, 2020 - Searched by: jb/jb