Originally Posted by rickster
My Marlin 336 gold trigger 30-30. I've had it for about 20 years now and I love it. I bought it at a pawn shop and it was like new. I'd love to know when it was manufactured, someone told me there's a way but I haven't found it.
Any gun can be traced by the manufacturer. Send Marlin an email and ask their procedure. They can tell you the date it was built, who built it and who test fired it, usually with a serial number. Some companies charge for this (Colt) and some do it for free.
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