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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Under a Hemlock in the rain
Re: Marlin JM stamp??
the best advice i'd give would be to learn to read the serial numbers for dates and don't buy a gun made between 2009-2012. and that includes late model JM's. i saw a lot of real junkers in those years. the ones i have been seeing lately seem better, but have a duller blue, cheap looking laminate and so-so fit. some of the ones i looked at the other day looked pretty good for fit though so if you go to buy one, just look it over real close and work the action.
but if you are looking for a 336CS or 1895G, i don't see a reason not to buy an older JM gun from the 90's or so. the prices are not much different than the new ones and they are nice guns in my opinion.
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