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Thread: Significance of JM Marlin on Marlin 336

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    Significance of JM Marlin on Marlin 336

    I have a very nice 336 that was manufactured in 1981. I have looked it over very carefully and cannot find a JM stamp. I have seen mention of the stamp as an indication of quality. Since my gun, by far, pre-dates the Remington fiasco, does the absence of the JM stamp mean anything?

    Not obsessing over it, just curious. It is still a very nice gun regardless.
    John
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    It should be in a small oval on the left side of the barrel, close to the receiver.

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    OK! I found it. It is a very light stamp. The oval is only half formed and the "M" is barely noticeable but it is there.
    Thanks
    John
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    That is common. Had a few over the years with incomplete or barely legible stamps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BK7saum View Post
    That is common. Had a few over the years with incomplete or barely legible stamps.

    Same here.

    The JM marked a bygone era at Marlin. Supposedly better quality, however, the last few remlins ive bought have been flawless, despite seeing a few less than stellar examples after the changeover.

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