The Marlin model 24 shotgun was made during the years 1908-1915.
1899 THRU 1904
The Marlin model 26 shotgun was made from 1909-1915.
Your Marlin rifle,not shotgun was made in the year 1972.
Your Marlin model 21,which was the straight grip version of the model 19 shotgun,was made from 1906-1907 by the Marlin Firearm Company.
Marlin Fireamrs by Brophy.I can say that the Marlin model 55 shotgun was made from 1950-1965.The marlin model 55 goose gun which had a 36in barrel was made from 1962-1996.
Marlin's first shotgun was a pump action, made in 1898. Marlin never made a double barrel shotgun in their entire history. However, Marlin did own the LC Smith shotgun company after it went bankrupt in 1945. That made them technically a "Marlin" product. If your gun is a 1800's double barrel, it is not a Marlin. Marlin did make the Model 90 over/under, but it was not in the 1800's. Please list ALL markings on the shotgun so we can properly identify it.
Marlin made a Golden 39A .22 lever rifle from 1954 to 1963 (serial prefix L through W). The Marlin model 50 was a semi-auto 12 ga. shotgun. If you have a .22 rifle marked "Golden 50," it isn't a Marlin. I have a Golden 50 Glenfield Mod. 65 from the Marlin Firearms company built in 1970.
Your Marlin rifle was made in the year 1987.
It's a version of the Marlin 336 lever action rifle that was made for KMart back in the day.
your model 1898 marlin shotgun was made from 1898-1905 with a total production of 67,000 guns.I would assume that with that serial number it was made in 1898 or 1899.
If I understand your question correctly,you have a Marlin lever action rifle chambered in 38WCF(38-40).If that is the case,then you have a Marlin model 1889 rifle,that was made in the year 1892.