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94hunter88 03-24-2013 05:04 AM

Savage 30-30 how can I tell how old this guy is my dad bought it a pawn shop
Its a Savage bolt action 30-30 he bought this gun a while back and the other day we were cleaning our guns and we just got to wandering how old this gun was. Does anybody know how to tell the age?

kytowboater 03-24-2013 07:54 AM

Look up the serial number. Best bet, call savage and ask.

c3shooter 03-24-2013 12:41 PM

Cut it in half and count the rings ? :D

Seriously- Savage has been making guns for ages- at one time, largest gun maker in the US. If you gave us the MODEL NUMBER, we could let you know the span of production- but as said above- contact Savage Customer Service (they DO have a website, y'know)

Holmes375 03-24-2013 07:27 PM

Disregard.... thought this was a Marlin in question :o

Serial Number Prefix(s)
1946-C, 1947-D, 1948-E, 1949-F, 1950-G, 1951-H, 1952-J, 1953-K,
1954-L, 1955-M, 1956-N, 1957-P, 1958-R, 1959-S, 1960-T, 1961-U,
1962-V, 1963-W, 1964-Y, Z, 1965-AA, 1966-AB, 1967-AC, 1968-AD, 68,
1969-69, 1970-70, 1971-71, 1972-72

Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture can be determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100: Example: SN 2512345 would have been made in 1975 [100 - 25 = 75].

Here's a Marlin chronology that might be of interest to you:

mountainman13 03-24-2013 07:36 PM

Why don't you just go back to the pawn shop and ask the guy how old he is? Not sure why it matters. Lol

303tom 03-27-2013 04:04 PM

I can tell you they started building them in 1947, but I have no real idea how long they built em, stopped somewhere in the 70`s I think...............

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