I have two guns that belonged to the widow of a late friend, both look to be 1893 style rifles.
Both have octagonal barrels around 26-inches in length.
Both have all the marks of older barrels, according to what I've read in LCol. Brophy's book Marlin Firearms: A History of the Guns and the...
I am looking at a Model 1893, .38-55 to purchase.
The serial number is 437,534. The rifle shoots straight and appears in good working order. Can anyone offer any thoughts on production date and more importantly, a reasonable valuation? Many many thanks, Michael