I have a Marlin 1892 in 22 cal. Ser# 254XXX. Mfg. 1895. All original with a Lyman 1 Combination Tang Peep Sight. Original good finish on the wood, no cracks no dents. Barrel good, 24 in. Metal has no rust, light patina color. Butt plate black with Marlin Safety, M.F.A. Co. on it. Action very smooth. Overall in very, very good condition. How desireable is this rifle, approx. value?
They are very collectible, the value is hard to pin down without seeing. Try to post photos and some one will be able to help. How's the bore? Try looking on Gunbroker.com and see if there is one like yours in cond. and see what it sells for.
Hope that helps
cj57, Good idea.
Gunbroker has one with out the Lyman tang sight, has poor wood. and a changed front sight - price $999.
Cabelas has one almost exactly like mine in their old gun room - price $1150
If you looked at the pictures and description on Cabelas they are exactly like mine.
"Ser# 254XXX. Mfg. 1895"
How did you find that out?
'am that man. Matt Dillon United States Marshall. The first man they look for and the last they want to meet.
Good question, the BB shows a different date for that serial number.Originally Posted by Parley Baer
MARLIN FIREARMS COMPANY SERIALIZATION
Approximate serialization for Marlin rifles from 1883 to 1906 including Models 1881, 1888,
1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, and 1897. Marlin did not assign a specific block of Ser.
No. to these models, rather the models being produced at that time were mixed. Using this
list will place the year of manufacture plus or minus one year.
Older Rifles Mfg.
Year From # To #
1883 4001 6700
1884 6701 8850
1885 8851 11300
1886 11301 15000
1887 15001 17800
1888 17801 21500
1889 21501 30000
1890 30001 45000
1891 45001 63250
1892 63251 80250
1893 80251 95750
1894 95751 115000
1895 115001 133000
1896 133001 144400
1897 144401 161200
1898 161201 175500
1899 175501 196000
1900 196001 213000
1901 213001 233300
1902 233301 262500
1903 262501 287300
1904 287301 310500
1905 310501 329000
1906 329001 355300
[tt]Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats.[/tt]
Just for comparison. This dates to 1900. (Yours dates to 1902) This is about as nice as I have seen and I paid well under $1000 about 6-8 months ago.
Don't use Cabelas or Gunbroker asking prices as a guide to your gun's value. Cabelas is extremely high, and rarely sells at the asking price, even after months of posting. Gunbroker or any auction service lets the seller set whatever starting price they want, but rarely do these close with any bids when the price is too high.
Best to check completed auctions to determine what they're really getting from guns sold.
Old Marlins, and Single Shot Rifles!