only suggestion i can make is to try and Google Mossberg and see if there are any forums or you might try Mossberg customer service and see if they might be able to either tell you when it was made or some source in locating the information. good luck, i hope this helps.Hi,
I bought an old but very reliable and accurate Mossberg 308 with serial number 26931, can you tell me when it was manufactured.
What mystery still needs to be solved? This number is not an oddity and is in the correct sequence since used by Marlin from 1969 until now. Patty apparently called in sick the day they were teaching Remington employees the serial number system.Mystery solved (Kinda) I contacted Marlin Firearms Co. and was told by "Patty" based on the entire serial number my weapon is a "1894 44 Mag lever action mfg. in the year 2000". She had no further explanation as to the oddity of the number or when this sequence was started.
Thank you all for all of your input. now I guess I'll just go out and see if I can burn the barrel out of it.