This is a unique Marlin Model 93 Carbine with special order 16 inch barrel. The standard barrel lengths for Model 1893 Carbines were 15 and 20 inches. "Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms" states that Marlin manufactured sixty-one Model 1893 Carbines with 15 inch barrels and one Model 1893 Carbine with a 15 1/2 inch barrel. Neither Flayderman's or the "Marlin Firearms" by Brophy list a 16 inch barrel, however it is no doubt an extremely low number. The top of the barrel is stamped with the two-line Marlin legend ahead of the rear barrel band and "30-30" at the breech. The left side of the barrel is stamped "SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL" flanked by diamonds, a marking adopted in 1904. The top of the casehardened receiver is marked "MARLIN SAFETY". The upper tang is marked "MARLIN/MODEL 93" and is factory drilled and tapped for sight mounting. The barrel is fitted with a Lyman beaded blade front sight and elevation adjustable rear sight. A saddle ring is mounted on the left side of the receiver. Mounted with a smooth varnished walnut forearm and straight grip stock with a carbine buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Excellent, retaining 98% original blue finish. The receiver retains 95% plus vivid original case colors. The lever retains 80% original striped case colors. Nearly all of the original nitre blue finish remains on the loading gate. The wood is also excellent with a small surface chip at the buttplate heel, a few light handling marks, and most of the lightly crazed original varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent. A fabulous example of a Marlin Model 93 Trapper Carbine with non-standard 16 inch barrel that will make a grand statement in any Marlin or lever action collection. A definite must have for the serious Marlin collector.
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