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I picked up a used Marlin 917vs at local gun show. I am looking for some information on it. It has a laminate stock, stainless barrel, and blued reciever. This is not the usual configuration for the 917vs with the reciever and trigger guard being blued. Was this a specail run or dealer exclusive of some sort? I have seen posts mention of a limted dealer run of a 917h with this set up. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you
 

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Welcome to the forum, nice looking rifle! What are the first 4 digits of the serial number (letters/numbers)?

I hope you have ammunition already on hand, or that you are able to find ammo at a reasonable price.
 

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The first four digits of ser# are 9663. Yes, I already have ammo on hand for it. I had been looking for a Marlin 917vs for a little while and just happened upon this one. I already have a 925m and 917m2 from same year. So I was pretty happy with finding this one.
 

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Your new rifle was made in 2004. I'll have to check my 2004 catalog to see which models were advertised that year.
 
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The 2004 catalog shows the 917vs with what appears to be all stainless parts, so that doesn't help much. What model number is stamped into the barrel?
 
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Yeah that’s how I’ve always seen them also. They all had stainless parts. But I’ve seen a few posts on diff sites that talked about ones with blued parts and stainless barrel. Thanks for all the replies.
 

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There are many models out there that I call mystery models because they have slightly modified or different features that weren't advertised in the catalogs.

I'm not a collector or a subject matter expert. I wanted to check a few resources that I have, to see if I could help answer some of your questions.

I hope the rifle shoots as good as it looks.
 

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You might try asking your question in the Marlin Collector's sub-forum, here...

 
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I’ll try asking there too. Yes, I’m hoping to get out and shoot it when weather warms up. Also might upgrade scope. Thanks for all the help.
 
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