No other identification can be found other than the Marlin insignia Doesn't seem to fit into the date codes above. There will be a letter before the serial number that will probably be between "M" and "S"" in the alphabet.
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.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.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.Barrel date codes are here at the Remington Society, along with a good diagram of how to read them. Bye Jack Here's a couple I know about that might come in handy T/C Contenders 24 reference guide, drawings, or is a great firearm link filled with extremely good information, F, love the cross referance link, i had it book marked on my old computor but lost it when i got hit with a virus. more important now it will always be stuck on top here.
looking at my remington 700 .243 tha only marks on the left side of the barrel looks like '' ' x 30 but the x looking mark does not look like a stamped mark but a bad punch mark like the '' ' marks, if this makes any sence, does any one know what these marks mean.
The early Model 1895's had the "B" serial number prefix up to 1977, when they went to the other system of serializing where you subtract the first two digits from 100.