30/30 year of manufacture

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by jerryfinkle, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. jerryfinkle

    jerryfinkle New Member

    I just got a Revelation western auto supply co. Model 200-m. Marlin firearms co 30/30. From my father in law. Can someone tell me why year it was made
  2. hunter5567

    hunter5567 Well-Known Member

    Look at the serial number and subtract the first 2 digits from 100 to get year of manufacture if its serial numbered like the Marlin lever actions. this works up till 1972 or 1973 I believe. I have a 1971 Marlin Texan straight grip and the first 2 digits are the year manufactured. Prior to this type of stampings they used a different nomenclature of indicating the date of manufacture. I might have been back in the 50's when they used a different procedure.