I have a model 93 30-30 with a s#2202. I am looking for year made and approx value. It looks like it has a nickel recever and says smokless steel on the barrel.
Thank you in advance.
There are a couple problems here.
First, if this is an early gun, it will not be marked "Model 93." This rifle was identified as the Model 1893 until about the time of the Great War. Then it was designated the "Model 93" until 1935, when it was subjected to engineering updates and renamed the Model 1936 (for one year) and then the Model 36 until 1948.
Second, the serial number you gave (2202) is way too low for a Model 1893. Up until about 1906 or so, Marlin numbered all its rifles, regardless of model, in the same sequence. There was never a Model 1893 with a 4 digit number.
So, go back and look at your rifle again. Let me know the actual serial number and exactly what the model designation is.
Then we can probably help you with your questions.
i will do that tonight thank you so much for your help. the 2202 is on the bottom of the reciever by the forearm stock. Where would I look for the real serial number?
By the hammer there is a model 93.
thank you again
You are looking in the right places:
Serial number is on the bottom front of the receiver and the model number on the top tang (behind the hammer).
Just check the numbers again and get back to me. Maybe we can figure this out.
your gun was made between 1922 -1935 .. guessing its a 22 since it doesn't have a letter with it..I bet it has a bulls eye in the stock.. but some didnt either.
What is the signifigance of the preceeding serial # letter, A, C, etc. I have an 1893 model with a 4 digit serial # preceeded by an "A". Thanks in advance, Joel