Lot 1159: Marlin Firearms Co 1893 Carbine 30-30


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Extremely Rare Marlin Model 1893 Saddle Ring Trapper Carbine with 16 Inch Barrel

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1893
Type: Carbine
Gauge: 30-30
Barrel: 16 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 5108
Serial Number: 
Catalog Page: 84
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
This is a very rare example of a Marlin Model 1893 Carbine with special 16 inch barrel. The standard barrel lengths on these carbines was 15 and 20 inches. “Flayderman’s Guide to Antique American Firearms” states that Marlin manufactured sixty-one Model 1893 Carbines with 15 inch barrels and one Model 1893 Carbine with a 15 1/2 inch barrel. Neither Flayderman’s or the “Marlin Firearms” by Brophy list a 16 inch barrel, however it is no doubt an extremely low number, or possibly one-of-a-kind. The top of the barrel is marked “-Marlin Firearms Co., NEW-HAVEN, CT. U.S.A.-/-PAT’D OCT.11. 1887.APRIL. 2. 1889. AUG. 1. 1893.-” ahead of the rear sight, “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL” flanked by a diamond on the left side and right side, (adopted in 1904), and “30-30” on top at the breech. The top of the receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY” with foliate, the upper tang “MODEL/<1893>” and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. The upper tang is drilled and tapped for sight mounting. Brass blade front sight and folding ladder carbine rear sight graduated to 20, and a saddle ring and staple on the left rear of the receiver. Blue barrel, magazine, barrel bands and loading gate, with casehardened remaining parts. Mounted with a smooth varnished walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate.
Rating Definition:
Fine. The carbine retains 80% of the faded blue and 40% casehardened finish. The barrel and magazine have nearly all of the blue finish remaining. The barrel bands show handling wear and retain about 60% of the blue finish. The blue finish on the loading gate is faded with 90% remaining. The top and sides of the receiver, and the sides of the lever retain 90% plus case colors. Contact points on the bottom of the receiver and the lever have faded to a silver-gray patina. The buttplate has a smooth gray-brown patina. The revarnished stock and forearm are very good overall with some minor dents and scratches. The markings are crisp. This is a very fine example on a very rare, perhaps unique Marlin Model 1893 Carbine with special 16 inch barrel.


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Lot 1159: Marlin Firearms Co 1893 Carbine 30-30