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    questions on 1893 marlin 30-30

    I have recently acquired a Marlin 1893 in 30-30 with a s\n C96XX, for under $500 and was wondering if anyone could tell me the date of manufacture.
    The bore is a little rough and was considering a rebore to 32 special or a reline.
    any suggestions and if this is feasible and who would do this type of work?
    The 1893 is not of collectible quality, but of shooter quality.

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    Re: questions on 1893 marlin 30-30

    Dont know when it was made but John Taylor is the one I'd let rebore or reline anything I wanted done. http://www.johntaylormachine.com/
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    Re: questions on 1893 marlin 30-30

    I would guess it to be post WWI, but without all the rollstamp markings I couldn't get any closer. Is it truly a 1893, or a Model '93? Not sure is it could be rebored to just .32-40, as it might need to go larger to .38-55 for a rebore. A reline is an option, and I too use John Taylor.
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    Re: questions on 1893 marlin 30-30

    Thanks for the advise guys. The rifle is marked on top of tang 'MODEL 1893' with two holes for a tang sight and the receiver is also drilled and tapped on top with two holes about an 1 1/2 inches apart, the barrel is marked 'SPECIAL SMOKLESS STEEL' The barrel is round and 26 inches long with 30-30 marked up on top just in front of the receiver. All the blueing and case harden is gone. The bore has rifling but is a bit rough with some shine but not much and I thought a relining or a rebore to 32 special would be in order. Would like to know if anyone could tell me with this info about what year this was manufactured. S/N C96XX. Oh yes, the butt has a cresent butt plate with no tongue on top.

    thanks again

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    Re: questions on 1893 marlin 30-30

    I would shoot it with few different loads before having it rebored- it might shoot just fine. My dad and I have several 100+ year old leverguns with poor to fair bores and they still shoot OK.

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    Re: questions on 1893 marlin 30-30

    Those holes in the reciever are for a Hepburn sight most likely. The "Marlin saftey" should be ahead of them. I think that puts it past 1904 but I'm not 100%.
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    Re: questions on 1893 marlin 30-30

    It was most likely made around 1918 or so. After the Marlin Firearms company quit using the numbers only system at around 450000+ range they went to a letter prefix system. They started with A then B, C and then D.
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    Re: questions on 1893 marlin 30-30

    For all those that replied to my questions on the 1893 Marlin, thankyou all
    The info was very helpful.



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