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Hello
I have what I believe to be a Marlin Model 1889 Repeating Rifle, that is in .218 Bee caliber. I can't find any documentation in Gun Traders Guide or anywhere else that shows the 1889 produced in that caliber. I suppose it is possible that the barrel has been replaced at some time in the past. The rifle has Marlin Safety on the top, has a 24 inch round barrel, a serial # of 117949, and is generally in sound condition with some minor scratches. The serial # indicates the gun was made in 1895. Can anyone help me with identifying this gun for certain? The Marlin web site indicates this is called the Production Model rifle. Any help would sure be appreciated.
 

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Welcome to the MO forums from Micanopy Florida. Post some pictures and it will help when someone comes along with the information you are asking for.
 

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Enjoy the forum...............
 

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Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! Thanks for joining us! John
 

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Sounds like a nice rifle...... I bet it looks good too.........can we see it? Welcome from Ky!
 

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Welcome aboard! I think the .218 Bee caliber was developed by Winchester in the 1930's, so the rifle was probably modified for it if that old. Not an expert though, so maybe somebody else can help you better than me.
Enjoy...
 

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Good luck on the search
 

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WELCOME FROM OLYMPIA, WA; IN THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST - THE "ORIGINAL MARLIN®" (North Haven, CT Rifles) COUNTRY!
 

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What does the barrel say? I suspect a rebarrel or a barrel liner has been installed. A good liner job is difficult to detect.
 

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