Model 1893 Information

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Jmyers1
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Model 1893 Information

Post by Jmyers1 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:08 am

Good Morning,
I am new to your forum. I have a Model 1893 Marlin chambered in 38-55. Serial # Dxxxx. I need some help with the following:

- Production date? Looks like 1947 from what I have found.

- I would like to load some ammunition. Any recommendations on cases and bullets?

- Need a good schematic for this rifle. Would also like to locate good parts source. Any recommendations?

If you can help me out, it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Jim

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Re: Model 1893 Information

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:46 am

Jim;

Since you state this rifle is marked Model 1893, and has a "D" prefix serial number, it should have been made about 1919/1920. Guns made after that were marked "Marlin Mod. '93".
A parts diagram can be found at Numrich Gun Parts Corporation ( www.gunpartscorp.com ) They may have some parts. Another source is Wisner's ( www.wisnersinc.com ) Bob's gun parts has a few also. ( www.gun-parts.com ) Otherwise, there is always eBay and Gun Broker.
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Re: Model 1893 Information

Post by Jmyers1 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:15 pm

Thanks for the information. Full serial # D3756 if this helps to further pinpoint the production date.

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Re: Model 1893 Information

Post by old soul » Mon Nov 19, 2018 12:11 pm

Good Afternoon
I also am new to this sight and am looking for information on my Grandfathers gun, its a Marlin 1893 SN# D205 it has a full length ottagon barrel and holds 10 rounds of 30/30 ammo. its missing the rear elivation slider type think , im sure theirs a better name for it.

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Re: Model 1893 Information

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:42 pm

Old Soul;

If your rifle is a Marlin Model 1893, like Jim's above, then your gun would have been made in the same time frame (1919/1920) There are no records for this era, so we can only estimate this. If your rifle is marked Marlin Mod. '93, then it is later, after 1921 but before 1936.
Sight elevators can sometimes be found on eBay. You would need the kind called a "fish hook" style that has a harpoon end and not just rounded over.
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Re: Model 1893 Information

Post by old soul » Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:17 am

Grand pa installed tape right over where i need to look when my Father was a teenager i'm 60 years old and dont want to remove it.
I was named after him and told i take after him a lot he passed in the early 50's.
i have been using this rifle for the past 3 years and am trying to kill a Michigan up north buck with it just like my Father and Grandfather did.
It's been 68 years sense that rifle killed a deer. I have a picture of my Dad holding it in dear camp in 1951.
Thanks for the information,

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