Value for model 1892, serial number 265445

Rob,
Are you still estimating values of antique Marlin rifles?
I have a lever action model 1892, octagonal barrel with serial number 265445. Built pre-1905 but not sure what serial number might indicate. In pretty good shape.
Will send pictures if you still accept.
Steve K.

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3 months ago #2
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Hello Steve K,

I split your post from the years old thread to which you replied. Forum member JP@AK knows these older Marlins much better than me. He should be along shortly to offer advise.

In the meantime, can you post clear pictures of the rifle to this thread ? This helps more than anything establishing an accurate valuation.

Show at a minimum both left and right side overall length views, and close ups of all factory stamps and markings.

Regards,

Rob

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3 months ago #3
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Rob,
Here are six pics that I hope will clearly show the condition. What do you think?
Steve

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Steve,

I think those are a great start for Jack to be able to provide a answer.. If he needs to see anything more specific I am certain he will ask when he stops by the thread.

In case he misses it, I'll reach out to him via PM in a few days and ask him to take a look.

Rob

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3 months ago #5
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Thank you, Rob. Much appreciated!
Steve

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3 months ago #6
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Rob,
I haven't heard from Jack re the Marlin 1892. Can you check again to see if he can contact me re his evaluation? Thanks again for your help.
Steve

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Made in 1903. Assuming it's a .22 caliber? Not sure if that was stated. Beautiful lever action rifles, very collectible. Yours is in well used condition but looks original. Fairly significant surface rust, lots of wear and scratches and nicks in the stock. Depends on the functioning of the mechanics and condition of the inside of the barrel but value would be around $500-600 if no major issues. Collectors like an original and undamaged butt pad, also. Other calibers than .22 might change value also.

That's a start to help. See what others say.

It's probably still a good shooter. Don't shoot high velocity ammunition in it. Could break the bolt. Only use standard velocity ammo.

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Marlin 1892 wrote:

I haven't heard from Jack re the Marlin 1892. Can you check again to see if he can contact me re his evaluation?

Steve

I have been off line for the past 8 days, attending meetings out of state. Sorry for the delay.

Your rifle clearly pre-dates the 1905 changes, including the model designation, which was changed to Model '92 in the latter half of 1905. It also still has the rounded receiver top.

Thanks for the pictures, they are very helpful.

This rifle appears to be in original configuration, but does show significant usage, and enough rust to harm its collector value. I suggest you r e t ard the encroaching rust as soon as possible. The best way to do that is to apply Kroil with fine copper wool (do not use steel wool).

The Model 1892 was available in both .22 rimfire caliber and .32 caliber. The .32 version was adaptable to either rimfire or centerfire cartridges. I cannot see enough of the barrel to know how your gun is chambered.

You might want to read an article I wrote about this model some time ago. Here's a link:
https://www.gunvaluesboard.com/the-marlin-model-1892/92-1652.html

In its present condition, I'd estimate the value to be in the $650-$700 range. It might bring a little bit more in .32 caliber, especially if both firing pins are still with it.

Regards,
JP

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