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A while back I had the opportunity to go hog hunting with some friends, and I got the chance to use a special Marlin 336 in .35 Remington to shoot a pig with (this rifle was a gift from a good friend, who knows how much I like both the .35 Remington and the Marlin 336).Claims were made that Micro-Groove rifling produced better accuracy because it distorted the bullet less, but I have never been able to tell any significant difference in the accuracy between Ballard rifling and Micro-Groove rifling in my own group shooting.

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(Including Models 1881, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 18.) Note that records are chaotic as all models were numbered in a single serial number range, and numbers are often duplicated, and the dates recorded are apparently shipping dates, not dates of manufacture.The 1 in 38" twist used in the .44 Magnum limits this rifle to bullets no heavier than the 320 grain SSK FP, but the .45 Colt has a 1 in 16" twist and can easily handle a wide variety of bullet weights.The .357 Magnum version is one of my favorite plinking rifles when stoked with .38 special ammo, and makes a spectacular varmint rifle for game like jack rabbits and ground squirrels when loaded with ammo designed for rapid expansion.For example a Marlin model 39A with a serial number of N1255X would have been made in 1955 while a 1894 in 44 magnum with a serial number of 2510509X, would have equated to 1975 LEVER ACTIONS ALL FIREARMS 1945 = C 1957 = R 1968 = AD 1981 = 19 1993 = 7 1946 = D 1958 = S 1970 = 70 1982 = 18 1994 = 6 1947 = E 1959 = T 1971 = 71 1983 = 17 1995 = 5 1948 = F 1960 = U 1972 = 72 1984 = 16 1996 = 4 1949 = G 1961 = V 1973 = 73 & 27 1985 = 15 1997 = 3 1950 = H 1962 = W 1974 = 26 1986 = 14 1998 = 2 1951 = J 1963 = Y 1975 = 25 1987 = 13 1999 = 1 1952 = K 1964 = Z 1976 = 24 1988 = 12 2000 = 0 1953 = L 1965 = AA 1977 = 23 1989 = 11 1954 = M 1966 = AB 1978 = 22 1990 = 10 1955 = N 1967 = AC 1979 = 21 1991 = 9 1956 = P 1968 = AD 1980 = 20 1992 = 8 Something I didn't know until just the other day - if your M39 (not A) has a star stamped on the end of the upper tang, it means the factory gunsmithing inspector determined the rifle to be of higher grade manufacturing than the standard. i had pulled mine straight from rimfirecentral and have taken it as accurate.Also, if the serial # has an "S" prefix, you should not shoot high velocity ammo through it. magshooter, i had posted another marlin date list on my "any mounty shooters" thread. let me know where i can recheck the dates and let those guys at rimfire know there is an error.

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