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Targetmaster model 41 no serial 
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I have a Targetmaster model 41. It has no serial# on it and no indication that there ever was one. Any thoughts about why?


Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:08 am
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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
I am not sure if this is the answer to your question but prior to 1968 Rimfire guns were not required to have serial numbers. I know for a fact that marlin .22 rifles were not serial numbered I am not sure about Remingtons.

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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
Don't hold me to this, serial numbers never been that important to me unless it was NO.1. I believe Remingtons were not required to put serial numbers on there rifles until 1936.


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Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:41 am
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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
Remington started putting serial numbers on all .22s in October 1967 to comply with the 1968 requirements. Before that, it was hit and miss. Remington started putting serial numbers on M/41s in mid-1936. Before that they had no serial #. The barrel code will tell you the month and year of manufacture. Check the barrel code sticky on this site.


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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
Tbury wrote:
I am not sure if this is the answer to your question but prior to 1968 Rimfire guns were not required to have serial numbers. I know for a fact that marlin .22 rifles were not serial numbered I am not sure about Remingtons.


Which ones? I've never seen a Marlin lever that wasn't... At least post 98 I haven't examined that many pre-1898's.
The 39's started in 1922 with serial, 1925 with S prefix, and HS in 1932 until 1936 and I thought the 39A "Goldens" starting in 1939 did at least all 39A's I've seen. I've never looked at a bolt Marlin or could identify one in a pile...
I don't know Marlins well but I thought the 91 turned into a 92 into a 93 and then a 97 but it was also in 32 or something so I thought they had to serial it up to 1915/6?
I only own one Marlin 39 from the 20's so I'm light on info.

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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
Thanks for your replys. My question has been answered. I looked up the barrel code. It was June 1936.


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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
DavidFagan wrote:
Tbury wrote:
I am not sure if this is the answer to your question but prior to 1968 Rimfire guns were not required to have serial numbers. I know for a fact that marlin .22 rifles were not serial numbered I am not sure about Remingtons.


Which ones? I've never seen a Marlin lever that wasn't... At least post 98 I haven't examined that many pre-1898's.
The 39's started in 1922 with serial, 1925 with S prefix, and HS in 1932 until 1936 and I thought the 39A "Goldens" starting in 1939 did at least all 39A's I've seen. I've never looked at a bolt Marlin or could identify one in a pile...
I don't know Marlins well but I thought the 91 turned into a 92 into a 93 and then a 97 but it was also in 32 or something so I thought they had to serial it up to 1915/6?
I only own one Marlin 39 from the 20's so I'm light on info.


I have a model 57 from 1962 it has no serial number. I am not sure about model 56s or 56M. I do not own a model 39 so was not aware of their serial numbers.

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Ah, the "Levermatic" forgot about them...

M meaning 22 Magnum?
I didn't know they made a 56M only a 57M, odd to have otherwise identical rifles one that requires a serial the other that doesn't and you don't mark both....

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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
DavidFagan wrote:
Ah, the "Levermatic" forgot about them...

M meaning 22 Magnum?
I didn't know they made a 56M only a 57M, odd to have otherwise identical rifles one that requires a serial the other that doesn't and you don't mark both....


M was for 22 mag The 56 was clip fed and the 57 was tube mag fed. They also made the 56 (renamed the model 620 in 256 win mag and 30 carbine.

I still have my 57, a christmas gift when I was 14. It is death on ground hogs with Rem golden bullets and I can get off two or more shots as fast as an autoloader. I once hit a ground hog with two bullets side by side at about 60 yds using a porch rail as a rest. Both were head shots just under the eye. The little 4x Microvue scope was a gem.

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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
they didn`t have serial# back then but there were 307.000 made and you should find a number of what oder it was made on the bottum of the barrel and the end of the stock check and see and
Model 41
Description: Targetmaster – Single Shot Bolt Action
Introduction Year: 1936
Year Discontinued: 1939
Total Production: Approximately: 307,000
Designer/Inventor: C.C. Loomis
Action Type: Single Shot Bolt Action
Caliber/Gauge: .22 Short, .22 Long, .22 Long Rifle
Serial Number Blocks: Starting: 00001
Ending: 307000
Grades Offered: Model 41 Targetmaster, 41A, 41PS, 41AS
Variations: Model 41A Smooth bore, Model 41SB

it was made between 1936 to 1939 by c.c.loomis


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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
Two small additions... The 41AS & PS were chambered for .22 Remington Special (same as wrf). They didn't group very well, so not too many were made. Also, at the end of production there was a M/41-2 that had a 24" barrel. They are even harder to find than the Rem Specs.


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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
The model 41 's serial number is just ahead of the tip of the stock on the bottom.


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Post Re: Targetmaster model 41 no serial
Thanks for these valuable infos guys !!

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