Original U.S. Marlin Model 1893 Safety Repeating .38-55 Rifle made in 1894 - Serial 114898

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Original Item: Only One Available. World-renowned sharpshooters Annie Oakley, a star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West, and Frank C. Miller, crack shot of the Irwin Bros. Cheyenne Frontier Days Wild West Show, often shot with Marlin rifles in their exhibitions.

"I gave as high as 15 exhibitions a day, shooting under all conditions, rain, wind, night, in parades in the streets," Miller said in a 1915 interview. "And late last fall, I used some of the guns on a hunting trip to Canada and Wyoming. From all this, you can see what opinion I have of Marlin guns."

This classic '93 example is in .38-55 Winchester caliber (marked 38-55 over the Chamber), with a 24" octagonal barrel and much original bluing still intact along with traces of case hardening in places. The model 1893 was a refinement of the earlier "New Safety" Model 1889, which was he first solid-top receiver, lever action rifle with a side ejection that threw the fired cases, or live cartridges, to the right-hand side of the rifle as opposed to being thrown straight up and out of the gun.

The top of the barrel engraving is clear:

PATENTED OCT 11.1887. APRIL 2.1889. AUGUST 1.1893.

The top of the receiver is marked MARLIN SAFETY and the bottom of the receiver shows serial number 154233, indicating that this rifle was manufactured in 1894. It has the correct MODEL 1893 marking on the receiver tang. The bore shows clear lands and grooves, with a somewhat dark finish. The grooves are definitely darker, so this rifle looks to have some fouling that was not cleaned out after it was last used. Probably rates a 6-7 out of 10. The wood stocks are in very good condition, with light wear and a lovely color.

Overall a very nice condition gun in fully functional order. A fine example of a classic western gun, ready to display!


Year of Manufacture: 1894
Caliber: .38-55 Winchester
Cartridge Type: Centerfire Cartridge
Barrel Length: 24 Inches
Overall Length: 42 1/2 Inches

Action type: Lever Action Repeater
Feed System: tube magazine

Note: This gun is NOT considered obsolete calibre, so we are no able to ship to the United Kingdom. Please note that for international shipping, these MUST be shipped using UPS WW Services.

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