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Why does it seem like the more excited I get about these great rifles, the quieter it gets on this great site? Anyway I just got a "new" 1893! S/N indicates that it should get a 120th birthday party this year! Its not cherry, but I like it very much. The bore near the muzzle is pretty rough, and it very likely will be sent out to JES to get transformed into a cast lead 38-55. Here she is, comments are welcome, even if you tell me that its a piece of junk.


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That'll do... Peep sight too...
I just put that on, it will be used in lever action silhouette matches. The rear notch sight was not original, and bent up, I ground it into a dovetail plug.

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That's one fine looking old 93!
And a take down to boot!
Good luck with it sir.
 

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Shouldn't be the case, I drive a 41 year old truck so that I can have tools to shoot the different silhouette games, I feel blessed for sure, and I sure enjoy seeing the great tools you guys and gals show on here. We all can admire these Marlins here, and that's what its all about.

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1st - think it's bootiful! 2nd - I decided a long time ago that I would rather have 10 Marlins that I like and shoot for the price of one safe queen that I only touch on special occasions. Yours is a bucket of fun waiting to happen. Wayne
 

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Never ever see anything like yours here in Louisiana! Even at the gun shows!
Yes! I'm jealous!

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Never ever see anything like yours here in Louisiana! Even at the gun shows!
Yes! I'm jealous!

ca'jun56
I hear tails of them around here, but never see them here either, the internet can be a great tool for linking treasures to admirers.

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AWESOME find!! I love it, haven't seen many takedowns! What caliber is it now, or did I miss something!

Love the peep!!
 

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It is a 30-30 now, you are right, don't think I ever said, others are right too,that I should shoot it to see if it performs even with the poor bore, but it begs for a happy life knocking down silhouettes with a home cast 255gr.

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Yes, the 1893 and 1894 Winchester started out with the old timers 32-40 and 38-55 but the 30-30 was being developed and came soon after!
 

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What an absolutely fine piece of engineering these are, everything about it just screams quality, much different than the modern carbine, this wieghes over 8lb now, will probably shed some during the rebore.It feels great just holding it offhand. I'm trying to build a box for it, think it will be so neat to show up to the match and assemble it like a pool shark.


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