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I'm new to Marlin Levers but really like the the lever format. I picked up a used 336A on Gunbroker and when I picked it up I noticed a strange serial number that doesn't follow the normal format. It's 9820xxxxA anyone know what this means?
 

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Greysmoke,

The 98---- indicates your rifle was manufactured in 2002.

The "A" as the last character indicates there was a duplicate serial number to your gun, and the "A" was added to your gun, to seperate the two numbers.
This is somewhat rare, but with older roll marking machine, the machine sometimes did not "auto-reset" itself............I've seen this happen more than once or twice, and the additional character is the way we handled the situation.
Does it make the gun more valuable ?................No, its just an anomaly in the serial number itself.

Tom
 
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