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by MikeJordan
Tue Apr 18, 2023 6:54 pm
Forum: Lever Actions
Topic: Model 1893 trigger plate
Replies: 1
Views: 1365

Model 1893 trigger plate

What year, and why did Marlin add the hole on the trigger plate for the lengthened carrier?
by MikeJordan
Mon Feb 20, 2023 10:38 pm
Forum: Lever Actions
Topic: Brophy's book
Replies: 2
Views: 1542

Brophy's book

completely off topic maybe but I ordered the Marlin firearms book by William Brophy. said it was used but in excellent condition. it looks like it's never been opened but the pictures seem dark, and sometimes fuzzy kind of like they were done on a scanner. Also, I cannot find these in-depth producti...
by MikeJordan
Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:49 pm
Forum: Not Necessarily Guns
Topic: restore old leather
Replies: 0
Views: 10582

restore old leather

Anyone know a trick on restoring an old leather scabbard for a rifle? or any way to rejuvenate it or just preserve the leather?
by MikeJordan
Fri Feb 10, 2023 9:45 pm
Forum: Lever Actions
Topic: Yet another serial number/date question.
Replies: 9
Views: 2594

Yet another serial number/date question.

I found a very nice saddle ring carbine, but not so nicely priced with the description "Marlin Firearms 93 .30-30 caliber carbine. Model 1893 saddle ring carbine. Serial # 3183". The serial number is under the lever. Could this be made around the end of WW1, say between 1918 and about 1920...
by MikeJordan
Tue Feb 07, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Lever Actions
Topic: Model 1893 stock repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Re: Model 1893 stock repair

The only fix now is to hope you can find a takeoff stock that's a decent fix, or buy semi inletted new stocks, and fit and finish them to replace those on the gun. Not an easy task for a beginner, but it is a fun project if you want to take it on, and learn how to do it. I suppose the durability of...
by MikeJordan
Mon Feb 06, 2023 4:43 pm
Forum: Lever Actions
Topic: Model 1893 stock repair
Replies: 3
Views: 1271

Model 1893 stock repair

I've seen a couple of 1893's with a flat head screw through the butt stock right behind the receiver. They all appear to be very old "repairs". Is this common? The stocks on these guns seem to be in good condition with no visible cracks.
by MikeJordan
Sun Feb 05, 2023 10:40 am
Forum: Lever Actions
Topic: Marlin Model 93 manufacture date
Replies: 1
Views: 1091

Marlin Model 93 manufacture date

I know that this is probably a sore subject, but how do I determine the manufacture date if the recorded serial numbers stop in 1906? I am purchasing a model 93 in very good condition with a serial number of 425,754. The seller states that it was manufactured "circa 1906". would that be ac...