Excited to say I just inherited my old man's favorite deer rifle, an old marlin .32 special. ;D The stock was obviously wood laminate, maybe needing a little attention. Octagon 20" barrel, marked 32 HPS figured meaning .32 special(not wanting to say win). Special smokless steel on barrel, with three patented dates and Marlin Safety. He said he thought it was from the 1940's to the 30's? maybe? Any ideas on age?