Lack of knowledge, he works for Remington. But at least they are smart enough to send you this way.Thank you very much Schtoolee. I had a feeling it was a rather special rifle and wondered if the person I spoke to at Marlin may have told me that was not the serial number due either to lack of knowledge or . . .
I cannot tell you what to do with your rifle, but if it were mine, I would leave it as is in original condition. Once restored it can never be original again.Another question. As you can see the rifle is not in the best condition. What is your opinion on having it restored? I know of a very good gunsmith/gunmaker that does reall good work.