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    1893 LA 30-30 w/ 26" octagon barrel

    Hi all...I'm a noob so PLEASE go easy on my 'initiation'...

    So my dad recently passed an left me this antique Marlin. It's a pretty cool gun but I know absolutely nothing about them. I see that the tang is screwed down with one recessed screw and two more that aren't recessed...? Was this most likely an attempt to reinforce the tang to the stock due to some common issue these Marlin's had, or is this odd/unknown?

    It reads, "MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO. NEW-HAVEN, CT. U.S.A.
    PATENTED. OCT.11, 1887 APRIL 2, 1889 AUGUST 1, 1833.
    on the top of the octagon barrel.

    To the left of the rear sight on the first angle from top on the barrel it reads, "<>SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL<>

    Then on the top again, all the way to the back of the barrel it reads, "30-30"

    On top of the receiver it reads "MARLIN SAFETY"

    Bottom of receiver, toward front - "167562"

    On the tang "MODEL 1893"

    Would love to hear what y'all think about common issues with these, value, usability etc.

    Thanks.1893a.jpg1893b.jpg1893c.jpg1893d.jpg

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    Want!!!
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    the 2 that are not recessed are to mount a tang sight....like "Quigley Down Under"....nice rifle
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    Welcome to the Marlin Forums! You inherited one nice rifle! How is the bore?

    Tom
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    Passed down 1893 30-30. Might be one definition of today's "holy grail" that's some serious heirloom stuff right there.

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    bigroj,

    Welcome to Marlin Owners!

    That's a beauty there, and to have it passed down from your Dad means a lot. By the way, by the serial no. 167562 that rifle was built in 1898, oh the stories it could tell.

    They are well built rifles and I wouldn't hesitate to get it out to the range.

    Regards,

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    A real treasure you can pass on. My kids have asked me to write up a history and family history of my guns. Your story motivates me to do the write up. Some inherited from my father and grandfather need a narrative to maintain the memory.
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    A great gift from your father, be sure to tell the story to the kids on the family history. Congratulations, take her out and warm the barrel. DP
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    Welcome to the forum from South Carolina! That is a spectacular rifle! If you are not familiar with lever guns and it hasn't been fired in a long time, might not hurt to give it a good cleaning, check the bore, and the fit of the rifle in general. If you are concerned about anything bring it to a reputable local gunsmith to check it out. But chances are you can grab some 30-30 winchester rounds and go out and shoot it! Congrats on that rifle! Have you ever shot it before or did you see someone shoot it?
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    Welcome to the MO site from west Texas. You have a very nice rifle with a lot of potential, both for future use as well as it's past history within the family. Best of luck with it. Shenandoah
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