Savage 30-30 how can I tell how old this guy is my dad bought it a pawn shop

Discussion in 'General Shotgun Discussion' started by 94hunter88, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. 94hunter88

    94hunter88 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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

  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    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)
     
  4. Holmes375

    Holmes375 New Member

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

    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:

    http://www.gun-data.com/marlin336chro2.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 24, 2013
  5. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    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
     
  6. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    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...............