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onlybrowning
January 6, 2006, 10:28 PM
I was given a marlin model 93 30-30 with serial number 50X. It says simply 30-30 on the barrel (not 30-30 win) and says something about the sight being pattented January 1901. It also says <special smokelss steel> on the barrel. The barrel is round. Anyone know when it was made and what it might be worth?

fal308
January 7, 2006, 08:53 AM
The 1893 Marlin changed it's tang marking starting in 1905 to Model'93 so that leaves me to believe it's not older than 1905. To say anymore would require a more complete description of the rifle in question. There is a several page section on the '93 in Marlin Firearms; A History of the Guns and the Company That Made Them by William S Brophy. An excellent book BTW.