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Old 10-08-2019, 01:41 PM
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Serial # is c1592 - I’ve had it for 10 years or so. It is complete except for the rear sight- bluing is fair - the bore is good but the finish is flaking on the butt stock. I know that it is an early 1946 build but did Marlin reset the serial sequence to zero when they introduced the blued receiver?


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Old 10-08-2019, 01:43 PM
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:20 PM
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Small c is 46
Large C is 45
Not sure if the numbers reset or not, but the letter ( year ) doesnít show that it did.
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Old 10-08-2019, 02:31 PM
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I guess that is part of the question, I've seen listings that said that "C" is 1946 and that the lower case "c" was the start of the blued receivers. I've also seen "C" listed as 1945 and associated with the case harden receiver and "c" listed as 1946 production. Either way it is a fairly low serial number.

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Old 10-08-2019, 04:12 PM
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Iíve never heard of them resetting the numbers to zero. Not to say they didnít, but Iíve never heard that.


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Iíve never heard of them resetting the numbers to zero.

Not to say they didnít, but Iíve never heard that.


AFAIK, every year that Marlin changed a letter SN prefix, the numeral section of the SN was reset to 1, preceded by a mess of zeroes between the letter and the "1".


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The early c still had a case colored receiver. Those were leftovers from pre-WW2.

Marlin did not build rifles sequentially. They just pulled a receiver out of a bin and started. AFAICR the SN was not less than 3 digits....001, 002, etc

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