JC Penny Marlin 3040?????

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Help me out folks, I have a JC Penny Marlin model 3040 in 30-30 caliber, anyone know how to find out what year it was produced? I have looked at cross ref but it just says it's a 336 any help would be appreciated. Thanks
 

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J.C. Penney 3040 Marlin 336
J.C. Penney 3040 Glenfield 30A

The Foremost brand was sold by J.C.Penney. The Foremost model 3040 is a Marlin 336A (1948-1962), or 30A (1964-1983) depending on the year of manufacture. Check the length of your barrel to be sure which yours is. Store brand guns generally are priced 10%-25% less than the brand name gun.
MODEL 336A RIFLE
- improved 36A, .30-30 Win., .35 Rem., or .32 Spl. cal., round breech bolt, 24 in. barrel with 2/3 mag. Mfg. 1948-1962, re-introduced 1973-80.
Grading .....100% .....98% ....95% ....90% ....80% ....70% ....60%
...................$450 .....$400 ....$350 ....$300 ....$195 ...$175 ...$150

MODEL 30/30A LEVER ACTION
- .30-30 Win. cal., 20 in. barrel, promotional Glenfield model with birch stock and pressed checkering. Mfg. 1964-83.
Grading .....100% ....98% ....95% ....90% ....80% ....70% ....60%
...................$220 .....$185 ...$160 ....$135 ...$120 ...$110 ...$100
 
just call marlin,give them the serial number and they will tell you when it was made and how many and how much it cost then and what it is worth now
 
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Ok found out that these models you take the first 2 numbers and subtract from 100 so mine is a 1974. If anyone else was wondering.
MARLIN Manufacturing DATE CODE.

(22 caliber bolt action & semi-autos were not serial numbered prior to 1969)
Firearm serial numbers were date coded by a prefix within the s/n, as signified below.
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
 
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