View Single Post
 
Old 07-07-2018, 05:55 PM
JP@AK's Avatar
JP@AK JP@AK is offline
US Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Palmer, Alaska
Posts: 9,256
Likes: 2,923
Liked 7,836 Times in 3,274 Posts
Default

Aha!

The name, Marlin Firearms Corporation tells us a lot. If the top tang is stamped Model '97, it is a gun made up from leftover parts in the early- to mid-1920s, probably shortly after the second bankruptcy. If it were a Model 39, it would say so. In either case, we now know it was assembled in the '20s, (possibly later, but unlikely). Unfortunately, there are no records to prove its provenance. Sometimes odd serial numbers show up during this period.
__________________
Jack
SWCA #2475, SWHF #318
Reply With Quote