What does a stamped JM mean?

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by retiring, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. retiring

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    Hi All,

    My 22 barrel has a stamped JM inside a cricle, What does JM mean?
     

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  2. Spud9

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    JM is the trade mark of the Marlin company, I believe it is the initials of the founder Jame Marlin. I am sure Shrek or the other Marlinites will jump in and correct me if I am wrong.
     

  3. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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  4. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    Yep...that's the story.
     
  5. retiring

    retiring Active Member

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    Thank you guys for the info.

    Here I thought I bought this Marlin/Glenfield model 25 since my initial is also JM.:eek: ha,ha,ha
     
  6. Spud9

    Spud9 Well-Known Member

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    Hey, at least I got his last name right...hehe....
     
  7. Hyphenated

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    Good thing there is not a test before we joined the forum. LOL
     
  8. FOUR4D4

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    What is the bullseye in the stock for?
     
  9. Hyphenated

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    That's so when you are looking at a bunch of lever guns in a rifle rack you don't accidentally grab a Winchester. :eek:

    It was just a decorative trademark logo added to the rifles in the early 1920's.
     
  10. FOUR4D4

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    Im glade you didnt say its where to drill a hole for a swivel for a sling :rolleyes:
     
  11. Hyphenated

    Hyphenated Well-Known Member

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    I know you are kidding...but a lot of people do just that.
     
  12. Iceshanty

    Iceshanty New Member

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    Is the JM stamp worth more money ?
     
  13. Iceshanty

    Iceshanty New Member

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    Better for resale ?
     
  14. straightshooter

    straightshooter Well-Known Member

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    If a gun has the JM stamp then it is a true Marlin not a Remington/Marlin as they don't have the JM stamp.
    IMO a gun with the JM stamp will hold it's value much better than a gun without it. Basically because the JM stamp represents Marlin quality.
     
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