How to find the date that your Marlin rifle was manufactured based off of the serial number. http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/marlin-collectors/97319-finally-updated-marlin-dates-production-sheet...
Dates of Manufacture* for: Winchester Model 1894/94. Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms, Vol. 3, The Models of 1894 and 1895 by Arthur Pirkle. Buy now.
Lever Action Rifles. Henry Rifles Model 1866 Model 1873
Dates of Manufacture* for: Winchester Model 1873. Winchester Lever Action Repeating Firearms: The Models of 1866, 1873 & 1876 by Arthur Pirkle. Buy now.
Winchester Model 1897: Covering numbers: 31608 - 1024700. Please enter a serial number and click the submit button.
To the maximum extent possible, the dates of manufacture shown were obtained from the original Winchester Factory Polishing Room serialization records; otherwise estimates were made using multiple sources of information (e.g. George Madis, Ned Schwing, etc.), in which case the data was extrapolated to the best of our ability.