This carbine features a fixed front blade sight and a folding leaf adjustable rear sight. The top of the 16 inch barrel is marked "Marlin Firearms Co, NEW - HAVEN, CT. U.S.A./PAT'D OCT. 11, 1887. APRIL. 2, 1889. AUG. 1, 1893." and the left side of the barrel is marked "SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL". Casehardened lever and receiver. The carbine has a barrel band ahead of the front sight. The top of the receiver is marked "MARLIN SAFETY". Saddle ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver, and the upper tang is marked "MODEL/1893". The serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver. Mounted with a plain forearm and straight grip stock with a steel buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Very good. The barrel and magazine retain 65% of the faded original blue finish with some minor thinning and spotting overall. The receiver shows shadows of the original case colors with strong colors on the lower tang as well as the protected areas and a smooth brown/gray patina overall. The wood is fine with some scratches and minor gouges overall. Mechanically excellent.
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