The model 38 Marlin is a very unique action. It breaks open like a shotgun, and was not made for many years. I see these 38's going in the $150-$250 range, unless they are in excellent condition. The serial number is the best way to determine a firearms age. The serial number for your gun should be located on the side of the tang, observable when the stock is removed. The patent dates also indicate that this should be your serial number placement. Your gun will probably also be lacking the Marlin "Bulls eye" found in the later production 38's. As far as I can tell there more than 24000 Model 38's were manufactured from 1921 through 1930 and your 38 probably is among the first 11000 (the serial number will tell). An "A" prefix serial number is the subsequent series. The "A" prefix guns carry additional patent dates, external serial numbers and the "Bull's Eye". I do not know guns but here is what I see on my Marlin 38. External serial No. 10680 stamped just ahead of the trigger guard (without "A" prefix). Patent dates as in the above answers with additional dates through June 6, 1922. Bird's eye present on stock.
I have one and it's a 22 caliber.
In order to determine the exact value of a Marlin model 1892 22 caliber octagon barrel lever action firearm, a couple factors would need to be taken into consideration. Most importantly, the condition of the firearm.
I believe I have a Marlin No.18 pump action octagon barrel single shot rifle. Would upload photo but cannot locate this option.
Depending on condition, a Marlin 1895 lever action in 45-70 sells for $400-$500.
1880 marlin hex barrel
Marlin makes a .308
I had luck with a Marlin bolt action. Unsure of model though.
Roughly 1900. Since Marlin mixed serial numbers between models on the early levers it can be hard to pin down exactly. As to caliber, look on the top flat of the barrel. email@example.com
It is a Model 56 Marlin It is a Model 56 Marlin
100 dollars. also known as marlin mod. 81. made by marlin
The Sears Model 42DL .22 caliber rifle was manufactured by Marlin Firearms, their Model 80. Check with Marlin for parts availability.
Yes, there is a kit available which fits Marlin Lever action rimfires from 1891 thru 1939.
The value of a .22 caliber bolt action Marlin Model 20 rifle with a serial number 71377074 is between $100 and $400. The actual value varies greatly based on its overall condition and the potential buyer.
about $200 max if very clean
You are probably refering to a CALIBER .38/40 Marlin lever action. This is just one of many calibers offered in many different models of Marlin lever action rifles. It was originally a black powder cartridge that designated a .38 caliber (usually 0.357 inch diameter) bullet loaded in a case with 40 grains (7000 grains = 1 pound) of black powder. Marlin is still in business today and with the interest in Cowboy Action Shooting Marlin and other firms are manufacturing rifles that are nearly identical in appearance to their original models. Just do a search for "Marlin Firearms Company" and go to their website.
You would be better served to have a rifle of this age and vintage caliber visually examined by a gun collector that specializes in Marlin rifles.There are too many variables that could effect the value of such a nice old Marlin lever action rifle.
First, decide if it is a 45 caliber or a 30-30. If you can identify the equivalent Marlin model, the Sears version should be worth 20-30% less.
This Marlin 39A Mountie .22 Caliber Lever-action rifle with serial number R5077 was manufactured between 1957-1958.
Mine is 1906 but is clearly stated on top of barrel
Exactly how is that barrel marked? firstname.lastname@example.org
53 years old.
I would first look at numrich gun parts.
$359.00 to $890.00 us $
IF a rifle is chambered in caliber .35y magnum, yes. Among others, Marlin made a lever action .357 magnum rifle.