I recently acquired my fathers old Marlin. He said it was his old ranch rifle when he was spending summers in Montana back in high school in the early 60's. A friend who talked to someone affiliated with Marlin said that it was manufactured sometime between 1920 to 1935. The grey is due to to the fact that they had a fire at Marlin in 1935 and lost all records and serial #s. can anyone help me pin point the date of manufacturing of this gorgeous lever action. Only thing besides disassemble, clean, and reassemble was a barrel blueing. Can't wait to take it to the range!