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I've done a search here and pardon me if this has been answered already ad infinitum. I'm a new guy here.

I know the Model 62 was built with some 4000 going out without serial numbers. But did those Model 62's have a barrel code also? Or is there just no figuring out this info without a S/N?

I'm having a Model 62 shipped to me as I write this and I know there is no S/N on the rifle. Just want to clarify that there isn't some other identifier that can be used to determine a manufacture date on those that went out unserialized. Thanks!
 

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I've never heard of a Marlin center fire rifle not having a serial number... But the 62's were made in the right era for the date coding they used on rimfires...
 

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Okay... Pulled out the Brophys... There where around 4000 that weren't serialized and it was determined to be in violation of a federal law that required all centerfires to be serialized... They sent out to all of the distributors that received them to contact all who bought them to get them returned to the factory to be serialized...
 

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I'll bet there's more than one floating around without a serial number. :cool:

Any other way to determine manufacture year without one? I'm curious because these were made about the the time I was born.
 

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Best bet is to post pictures of the rifle, you can get close by different features, like the shape of the stock. And congratulations on a nice score, that's one is on my list too.
 

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Best bet is to post pictures of the rifle, you can get close by different features, like the shape of the stock. And congratulations on a nice score, that's one is on my list too.
As soon as it arrives, I'll post some photos. Thanks!
 

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As promised, here are the photos. After having USPS sit on the rifle for 2 weeks without an online tracking update, it finally arrived. It looks like the owner was mistaken about the serial number as this rifle has the number seen in the photo on the left side of the receiver. I'm assuming its a serial number. However, it looks to be after the fact and the last number appears double struck (a "3" or "5" over a "4") At any rate, the rifle is in really good shape. Any help on year manufacture, or comments in general. Love the short stroke lever. Enjoy!






 
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