My father has an old Marlin and I am trying to find out some info for him. He believes his father who was a gunsmith had it prior to him being born (1936).
It appears to be a model 39 but does not say that anywhere on the gun. It has a hexagon barrel and the Serial # under the lever has an S then the Ser# stamped offset from it. Starts out as 131xx.
I checked on: http://oldguns.net/sn_php/marlinlookup.php
. It is either 1958-59 or 1876.
I am unfamiliar with Model 39's so I have know idea if the S is part of the serial # or not and thought that newer 39's actually said Model 39 on them, also thought newer ones had round barrels.
Any help will be appreciated. Thank you.