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    LOT 3016
Exceptionally Fine Marlin Model 1894 Saddle Ring
Trapper Carbine with Desirable 16 Inch Barrel - Serial
no. 442849, 25-20 M cal., 16 inch round bbl., blue finish,
walnut stock. Manufactured between 1906 and 1935, the desirable
16 inch barrel is marked on top with the standard two-line address/patent
marking and the caliber marking at the breech. The model designation is on the upper tang, and the serial
number is found on the bottom of the receiver, left side of the upper tang, stock inlet, and inside the buttplate. It is
fitted with blade front and folding ladder rear sights, a saddle ring staple and saddle ring on the left of the receiver, and is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Trapper carbines generally saw hard use as working guns and are rarely found in such excellent condition like this
example, which also has the very desirable 16 inch barrel that does not require ATF exemption.
CONDITION: Exceptionally fine, retains 90% plus of the original blue overall with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina, primarily on the buttplate and edges. 50% of
the vibrant original case colors remain with the balance a smooth grey patina. The revarnished wood is fine with a few scattered minor dings. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 5,500 - 8,500
 LOT 3017
Outstanding Marlin Model 93 Lever Action Carbine
- Serial no. 2016, 30-30 cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue/
casehardened finish, walnut stock. Offered here is a fantastic later
production Marlin Model 93 carbine with vivid case colored receiver. The
barrel is fitted with a dovetail beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight and
is marked with the two-line address/patent dates legend ahead of the rear sight, “30-30” at the breech, and
“SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL” on the left. The upper tang has the later production “Marlin/MODEL 93” marking. The top of
the receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY.” The receiver was ordered without a saddle ring. The receiver and lever are casehardened, leaving the remaining surfaces
blued. Mounted with nicely figured carbine stock.
CONDITION: Excellent plus, retaining 98% plus original blue finish. 99% plus fiery original case colors remain on the receiver. The lever retains 98% plus vivid original
case colors. The wood is also excellent showing only a few minor handling marks and nearly all of the original varnish remaining. Mechanically excellent. An exceptional Marlin Model 93 carbine.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000

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