Marlin Model 1893 cal. 32 Winchester Special Saddle Ring Carbine Exc. Bore Made c1905
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Category: Marlin Rifles - Rifles - American Lever Action
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Often forgotten due to the success of the Winchester Model 1894, the Marlin Model 1893 was the first Marlin rifle designed to take the then new smokeless powder cartridges such as the .30-30 Winchester. It was also available in .25-36 Marlin, .32 Winchester Special, .32-40, and .38-55. It was available in round or octagonal in barrel lengths of 24” to 32”. The receiver lever, hammer, and butt plate were usually color case hardened while the rest was blued. The Model 1893 was the first Marlin to exceed the 50,000-unit production mark. By the time production ceased in 1935, over 1 million had been sold. The rifle depicted is chambered for the classic .32 Winchester Special. On the barrel it is stamped .32 H.P.S. which stands for .32 High Powered Special, a short-lived alternate name for the Winchester round used by Marlin as way to avoid putting the name “Winchester” on their rifles. This was a common practice with the manufacturers back in those days. According to research, this rifle was most likely manufactured in 1905. Supposedly, Marlin rifles built in 1906 were in the 400,000 serial number range. Marlin records are somewhat chaotic, as all the models numbers (1881, 1888, 1889, 1891, 1892, 1893, 1894, 1895, 1897) were numbered together in a single serial number range, with numbers often being duplicated. The dates recorded are also the shipping dates, not the date of manufacture. To further confuse matters, records do not officially exist for guns with a serial number higher than 355,300, hence the 1905 estimate. The wood furniture is obviously not original to the rifle as the finish is in excellent shape. There is a very narrow crack behind the upper tang. There is a slight gap on each side of the tang (upper and lower) due to the fact the stock is a replacement. The stock is very tight to the receiver however. There is some slight The butt plate is original however. The saddle ring retainer is slightly loose in the receiver. The original case hardening is mostly worn away with time and use. The bluing on the barrel is a nice grayish patina. The bore is in fantastic shape for a rifle at the age of 116. There is some light pitting in one or two places but the rifling is very well defined which will result in very good accuracy. Despite being mostly forgotten, the Model 1893 served an important role in U.S. firearms history, serving as the basis for the improved Model 36 in 1936, which itself was eventually improved upon, resulting in the famous Marlin 336 rifle, which in 1983, was ranked as the #2 all-time leader in U.S. high-powered sporting rifle sales after the Winchester Model 1894.
Rifle Caliber: .32 Winchester Special
Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co.
Model: Model 1893
Serial Number: 375535
Barrel Length: 20.25 inches (514.35mm), round
Barrel Type: Round
Action: Lever action
Stock: Walnut, straight grip, metal plate, (the stock is a replacement, the plate is original)
Fore End: Walnut
Butt Pad: Metal plate
LOP: 13.0 inches (330mm)
Finish: Blued, Color case hardened
Sights: Ladder rear sight, ivory bead blade front sight, sight radius 17.0 inches (430mm)
Manufacture Date: c. 1905