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Old 03-03-2017, 01:38 PM
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I am considering purchasing a Marlin Glenfield Model 60. I have read much information on dating this rifle, but none of them seem to fit. It has a 22" barrel with JM stamped on it, and a serial number that begins with 34. Is it correct that this would be a 1966 model?
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:04 PM
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I'd call Marlin...
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:32 PM
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I am considering purchasing a Marlin Glenfield Model 60. I have read much information on dating this rifle, but none of them seem to fit. It has a 22" barrel with JM stamped on it, and a serial number that begins with 34. Is it correct that this would be a 1966 model?
Wouldnt that be a 1976? 2000-34=1976
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:47 PM
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So the barrel stamp is for dating a pre-serial number rifle, that stopped in 1968 I think. You stamp of JM does not match that code type, the first letter is the month and the second is the year. There is not M year designation, J for the year is 1966, but yours is in the wrong order.
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Wouldnt that be a 1976? 2000-34=1976
Not if my calculator is right. lol
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I'd rather date a pretty girl.

I believe the JM stamp is John Marlin and many Marlins are stamped with the JM.

I believe 1966 is correct, 2000-34 =1966 as I believe many were coded that way, but don't remember all the details at the moment.

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Old 03-03-2017, 04:12 PM
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Wouldnt that be a 1976? 2000-34=1976
34 from 2000 would be 1966, however, the accompanying chart does not show any Serial No.s beginning with 34. My Marlin Glenfield Model 60 begins with the 27 which would give it a manufacture date of 1973.
The letters JM inside an oval stamped on the barrel stand for John Marlin, founder of Marlin Firearms.....



http://www.gunvaluesboard.com/marlin...ture-1664.html
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I believe the JM stamp is John Marlin and many Marlins are stamped with the JM.

I believe 1976 is correct, 2000-34 =1975 as I believe many were coded that way, but don't remember all the details at the moment.
I do agree on the JM stamp indicating Marlin, but I don't think 2000-34 is 1975.
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I do agree on the JM stamp indicating Marlin, but I don't think 2000-34 is 1975.
Edited to fix it. That's what I get for a short nights sleep last night.
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Edited to fix it. That's what I get for a short nights sleep last night.
lol, it's all good. I had to fun you.
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I am considering purchasing a Marlin Glenfield Model 60. I have read much information on dating this rifle, but none of them seem to fit. It has a 22" barrel with JM stamped on it, and a serial number that begins with 34. Is it correct that this would be a 1966 model?
Does the barrel stamp say Glenfield or does it say Marlin? If it says Marlin, it was made after about 1982, when the Glenfield name was dropped. As far as the serial number, there were no serial numbers before 1968. Are you sure it's 34 and not 24? 24 would make more sense, and would put the rifle at 1976 for manufacturing.
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Not if my calculator is right. lol
Yup, im a dumdum. That would be a 66, before that dating process.
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Does the barrel stamp say Glenfield or does it say Marlin? If it says Marlin, it was made after about 1982, when the Glenfield name was dropped. As far as the serial number, there were no serial numbers before 1968. Are you sure it's 34 and not 24? 24 would make more sense, and would put the rifle at 1976 for manufacturing.

Had the seller send clearer pictures and the serial number does begin with 24. Spotty for the confusion, but I do appreciate the efforts to assist.
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