No letter in serial number

Discussion in 'General Marlin Discussion' started by ramona, Oct 19, 2013.

  1. ramona

    ramona New Member

    My first deer rifle was a .32 special lever action that belonged to my grandpa. I sat in my dorm room and practiced taking off the safety very quietly. The other girls thought I was a bit weird. I got a nice big doe that year. Now the gun has been passed down to my son. We're trying to date it. The serial number has no letter, and I've been told the factory burned sometime in the 30s, and after that they didn't include letters. True, or just a legend?

  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum !!

    Before the Gun Control Act of 1968...serial numbers were not required by law, although some manufacturers did number their product.

    I own a Marlin Model 80C with no serial number that was dated to the early 1960's...

    If you have pictures or can post the serial number...we may be able to help you.

  3. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum, ramona.
    I can't help with the serial number question - but - if you do post the serial number on-line, make the last 4 numbers XXXXs rather than give out the actual number. Just saying.
    Example; I have this old gun serial number 123XXXX.
  4. Augustus

    Augustus Well-Known Member Supporting

    ..... and the plot thickens.
  5. artbrownsr

    artbrownsr Well-Known Member Supporting

    Ramona, welcome and by ALL MEANS follow Greyhawk 50's instructions!
  6. Augustus

    Augustus Well-Known Member Supporting

    Ramona, we hardly knew ya!