Could it be that the blue's been stripped off the barrel, or it's been rebarreled with a late-model stainless barrel ? It has a couple spots that are pitted on the Barrel as well.
I will add the Used Gun sales as a separate model, that model being “Used”.
Please understand that you may find your serial number under the Make/Model if it was a new gun sale and/or also under the ‘Used’ model for a given Make if the gun was resold by VL&D or A&F.
Beginning in 1946, the A&F records start to show the LC Smith serial numbers beginning with the letter ‘S’ but this is unfortunately not consistent.
We have created a new category for the guns made and received after 1946.
Note that we have not broken down the more prolific makes by their models, that is, if you search a particular number under Used Winchesters, the serial number may appear, but it might be for a Model 12, 21, 1876, 1892, 94, 63, 70 or scores of other Winchester models.
If your number appears in the Used Gun lists, please email your Make, Model and Serial Number to [email protected] we will be very happy to tell you which model the listed serial number applies to.I have considered for a while now whether to include second hand and consigned guns sold by VL&D and A&F in the research listings.The disadvantage is that a Used Gun listing doesn’t suggest a manufacture date or the name of the original purchaser or the original physical specifications.This category appears as a model under LC Smith called “Post 1946 Manuf”.The numbers in this list may or may not be preceedeed by the ‘S’, depending on the way in which each appears in the records.Thanks JMO, but I didn't know Marlin made any stainless steel M336's in 1953 - even just the barrels.