All Marlins manufactured from 1969 to 1990: The first two digits of the serial number designate the year of manufacture, either as the last two digits of the year (in 1969-71) or as a number code (1971 and later)..Enter ONLY the LETTER CODE or the FIRST TWO digits of the serial number below.The first letter of the date code is as follows: A = Jan. There is a much more complete information on dating a Marlin here at in the reference section. t=495G Wi; You apparently have a new Marlin Model 1895 that was manufactured in 1973.
Marlin Model 336 and Models 39-A and 39-M manufactured from 1948 to 1968: A one or two letter code was used to designate the year of manufacture.All Marlins (except lever action) manufactured from 1962-1968 A two letter code was used to designate month and year of manufacture.I have been thinking about buying from him but not sure what they're worth. I think his brother used to own a gun store many years ago and recently died leaving him these guns.it is a .22 caliber and has the model golden 39A stamped in gold on the barrel. He is also ill and is wanting to sell some of them. I received a Marlin Glenfield Model 60 with serial #70178817.Many of these had letter “codes” on them that will help ID date of manufacture. model 336’s, and all other models of centerfire lever action rifles produced by Marlin, as well as lever action rimfire rifles (39, 39A, etc) made by them will have serial numbers. Some of which do not line up with this serial number - date of manufacture convention.
One such example is at least some of the OTASCO (Oklahoma Tire and Supply Co) rifles manufactured by Marlin.
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I hope this helps all Marlin owners:--------------------------------------------------------------------------------Marlin Year of Manufacture Marlin year of manufacture maybe determined from the following list of letter/numeral prefixs to the serial number; this coding only applies to serialized rifles:1946-C1947-D1948-E1949-F1950-G1951-H1952-J1953-K1954-L1955-M1956-N1957-P1958-R1959-S1960 (August)-1961-U1961 (August)-1962-V1963-W1964-Y,-Z1965-AA1966-AB1967-AC1968-AD, -681969-691970-701971-711972-72Starting 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] and SN 94365295 would have been made in 2006 [ 100 - 94 = 06 (2006) ]. I bought mine in 1965, used it a few years for Ground Hog hunting, and stored it away. I have a Model 60SS that I determined that the Manufacure year is 1996. I would like to know if there is a way to determine the month of manufacture.
The JM you mention is the proof mark applied to all Marlin rifles.
It stands for John Marlin, the founder of the company. Thanks Regnier, I am fairly new to this lever action thing but I am surely enjoying this 1895. I have a friend that has a golden 39 A in the box never fired.
It is unknown as of December 2013 how Marlin (”Remlin”) will continue with their serial numbering convention.