View Full Version : Newer Marlin rifles.. How to tell how old

03-22-2012, 6:20 PM
Googled how to tell the year but I could only find older guns.. I assume mine was built in the 2000's but want to make sure..

the x's are just to conceal actual number

03-22-2012, 9:21 PM
In your case, subtract the first two digits from 100 and it gives the year: 100-02=98, so the gun was made in 1998. This only applies to Marlin made rifles, though, and there are some exceptions. The new Remington made rifles use a different system.

MarlinOwners.com has a ton of info on the Marlin lever actions. There's a PDF available on the site showing all the different models, the years they were produced and how to decipher the varying serial numbers.

G-Man WC
03-22-2012, 9:34 PM
ptgarcia is correct. -g