1884 manufacture date....need help identifying rifle please

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mykinmich
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1884 manufacture date....need help identifying rifle please

Post by mykinmich » Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:21 am

recently acquired a stunning early marlin lever gun. 4 digit serial number and chambered in 30wcf. Can somebody help me identify the model please?
I may be willing to part with it as well. trade or sale

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Re: 1884 manufacture date....need help identifying rifle please

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:39 pm

Mykinmich;

The fact that your rifle is a .30 WCF, also known as the .30-30 caliber means your gun was not made in 1884. The .30-30 cartridge did not come out until early 1895, so your gun was made after that.
Since you have a Marlin rifle in .30-30 with a 4 digit serial number means you have a Model '93 ( not Model 1893, unless you left of a letter prefix to the serial number ), which did not come out until after 1921. The serial number will be located under the lever and the model marking will be on the upper tang, behind the hammer.
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