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#7276000 - 01/06/13 07:10 PM Need info on a 1950 Marlin
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Old rifle, been in the family a long time. Can anyone tell me if this looks original? To me it almost looks like the barrel was replaced since there is print under the bbl band. ?

Its a G prefix so I'm assuming 1950

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#7276619 - 01/06/13 09:31 PM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: Launchingrounds]
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Yep 99% sure that original. Reason being is I have a '46 model 336. E prefix I believe. Mine is the same way and I always thought it was a little odd too. Man, great gun huh!
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#7277515 - 01/07/13 12:41 AM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: lawnman]
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Thanks. That helps. Its not in bad shape for its age. Is there anyplace I can pick up an original plastic butt pad?

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#7280407 - 01/07/13 06:29 PM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: Launchingrounds]
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Vintage Gun grips in Florida sells reproduction buttplates. They show the dimensions and screw hole spacing on their website as I recall. Order one large enough so that it can be ground (sanded) for proper fit.
Hope this helps,
Rick

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#7281458 - 01/07/13 10:31 PM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: RickinTN]
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I doubt it's original. Model 36 was discontinued in 1948 and OP said the rifle was dated 1950. Can you post a pic of the action.

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#7281934 - 01/08/13 12:09 AM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: digger44]
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Some of the Marlins did have the rear band over the barrel stamping. When they changed the band placement there were barrels still in stock with the stamping for the previous model and they were used. I have a '46 model 36 with this condition. I would like to see a pic of the action as well, and it may help solve the mystery. I was thinking all the old barrels were used prior to 1950 but stranger things have happened I guess.
Looking forward to a pic of the action,
Rick

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#7285166 - 01/08/13 05:49 PM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: RickinTN]
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Thanks again. Great info, I'll post some pics as soon as I can.
Thanks also for the lead on the buttplates Rick.

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#7290030 - 01/09/13 07:48 PM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: Launchingrounds]
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Edited by Launchingrounds (01/09/13 07:50 PM)

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#7290696 - 01/09/13 10:44 PM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: Launchingrounds]
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Definitely a 36 action. Now the date of 1950 becomes suspect.

Could the "G" actually be a "c" or a "C" ?? That would make it 1945 or 46 which would make more sense.


Edited by digger44 (01/09/13 10:53 PM)

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#7291683 - 01/10/13 02:16 AM Re: Need info on a 1950 Marlin [Re: digger44]
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Agree with digger. Mine is I believe an "E" and was made in '48. IIRC, that was the first year of the model 336.
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