My father gave me his Marlin Model 1893 for Xmas.
I don´t know anything about guns, but would like to know more about this Marlin Model 1893 rifle.
My grandfather bought it some 80 years ago in Copenhagen for $5 (that equals about $150 today).
There are a lot of engravings on the rifle.
201145 (production number?)
Other engravings: See the attached pictures.
What can you tell me about this Marlin?
Has this Marlin any value?
Any answers would be appreciated.
Best regards and Merry Xmas from Denmark
38-55 Ballard made in 1900.
Need to see engravings that would effect the value significantly. Also looks like there's been stock repair/refinish which will lower value if not this is probably a 1,500-1,750 rifle IF there were no factory engraving.
I happen to have a 38 55 marlin model 1893 mine was made in 1895.
I be leave your rifle was made shortly after mine.
you can call Marlin at <phone> and they can look up your ser.# to tell you when it was made