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Went to a gunshop yesterday to pass the time while my wife shopped. They had traded for a 336 with some of the most beautiful wood I have ever seen on any kind of rifle, much less a lever gun. The bluing seemed a cut above normal too. Even though it was considered used, I don't think it has ever been shot. I couldn't pass it up. Can Marlin tell me if there is anything special about this gun if I write them with the serial #? Is there a charge for a search?

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John,

Post the first 4 digits of the number and there are folks here that can tell you. Welcome to MO.

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John,

Post the first 4 digits of the number and there are folks here that can tell you. Welcome to MO.

Dave 8)
The serial # is 1906XXXX. Thanks for the quick reply.

Edmond OK is a very nice place. My son taught at OCU for a couple of years before moving back to TN.

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John,
Your gun was made in 1981. My wife has a 336 that was made in 1979 and it is a really nice one. Only had about 40 rounds through it so far. It still looks brand new.

The following info can be found in the reference forum on this site. It details how you can determine the year of manufacture easily.

Marlin year of manufacture maybe determined from the following list of letter/numeral prefixs to the serial number:

1946-C
1947-D
1948-E
1949-F
1950-G
1951-H
1952-J
1953-K
1954-L
1955-M
1956-N
1957-P
1958-R
1959-S
1960-T
1961-U
1962-V
1963-W
1964-Y,-Z
1965-AA
1966-AB
1967-AC
1968-AD, -68
1969-69
1970-70
1971-71
1972-72

Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture maybe determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100:

Example: SN# 2512345 would have been made in 1975.... (100 - 25 = 75)

Another Example: SN# 9912345 would have been made in 2001.... (100 - 99 = 01)
 
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