Use the links below and please have your model and serial number handy so you can provide it on the corresponding pages in order to find out when your gun was made.Visit Colt 1911 Website Colt is known for creating some of the highest quality firearms including the 1911 pistol supported by numerous other awesome standard and tactical pieces of equipment, from rifles to shotguns.Website Makarov (PM - Pistolet Makarova) - Here you will find the serial number break down by letters and numbers in order to find out when you Makarov firearm was created.
Visit Sears Firearms Website This is more of a cross reference for Sears branded firearms as well as just about every other manufacturer.
This cross reference can be used to figure out which Sears firearm was created by which manufacturer as a mirror model of their own.
Enter the serial number (no spaces) of your firearm and click on "Search" to identify your model.
(You must click the "search" button to get your results.
Marlin Model 336 and Models 39-A and 39-M manufactured from 1948 to 1968: A one or two letter code was used to designate the year of manufacture.
All Marlins (except lever action) manufactured from 1962-1968 A two letter code was used to designate month and year of manufacture.
Ensure you have your serial number handy and visit this site to begin.
Visit Marlin Lookup Website Visit the link above to find out when your Marlin firearm was manufactured.
(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.