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Marlin 336 serial puzzle ? starts with "X"? ---Corrected to "Z" so no puzzle

Yes, I checked here in the reference section (and at a Marlin collectors site and wikipedia). Marlin seems to have skipped past X from W to Y (and Z) back in '63/'64. But I am looking at an ad saying their gun has "Sn is X479xx." I am requesting verification from the store, but wanted to ask here also if it could be correct.

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Re: Marlin 336 serial puzzle ? starts with "X"?

They are using the X as a means to hide first digit, just like the digits in the rear. OR

it's not really an X and the Clerk didn't have his glasses on.
 

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Re: Marlin 336 serial puzzle ? starts with "X"?

Kid Sopris said:
They are using the X as a means to hide first digit, just like the digits in the rear. OR

it's not really an X and the Clerk didn't have his glasses on.
Makes sense, but why?..................Maybe the clerk really does need his glasses........

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Re: Marlin 336 serial puzzle ? starts with "X"?

Didn't Marlin do the X thing when they had a fubar and produced a duplicate serial number, so they added an X in front of it?
 

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Didn't Marlin do the X thing when they had a fubar and produced a duplicate serial number, so they added an X in front of it?
No, Swany........that was an "A" added to the tail od the number.

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Re: Marlin 336 serial puzzle ? starts with "X"?

Ah yes now I remember, we had a thread about that earlier this year.

Would be nice if it designates something good.
 

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Re: Marlin 336 serial puzzle ? starts with "X"?

I've searched and searched with no find for it starting with an "X" even for special editions. I am wondering if it is a "K" perhaps the font style they used just looks like an "X". Other than that I'm lost
 

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Re: Marlin 336 serial puzzle ? starts with "X"?

Reply finally received from seller: that was a typo, it should have been a "Z."

Thanks to all who puzzled over this with me.

The price is not a bargain, but ...

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