SOLD — Marlin M1893 Takedown .30-30

SOLD — Scarce Marlin Model 1893 Takedown Rifle, in .30-30 Winchester. Standard length barrel marked “.30-30” an “Special Smokeless Steel”   This rifle, with some interesting history, is in exceptional condition for its age! The bluing, colorand wood appear to be original finish. Barrel and magazine tube are 98% blue. Receiver and lever assembly 80% color case-hardened. (Faded but visible.) Original “MFA Co.” and “Marlin Safety” marked black gutta percha buttplate is in nice condition, with minor wear from field use. Rear sight slot has a period filler plate that needs to be centered by a gunsmith. Missing one small screw in right side of receiver. Has what appears to be a period Marbles brand tang flip-up adjustable rear sight, in very nice condition. Factory checkered walnut stock and forend with some nice figuring and just a few minor scattered scratches, with no cracks. Bore is nice with sharp rifling and deep grooves with some darkening. Passed a muzzle bullet test. Has serial #17366X, so it was made in 1898. This takedown Marlin was originally owned by newspaper editor Allen Dyer (A.D.) Shaffmaster. (He was the editor of the Northern Michigan newspaper The Bronson Journal.) This same rifle is mentioned and pictured twice in his 1904 book “Hunting in the Land of Hiawatha.” The book mentions how this Marlin was used to take a several deer and a black bear. An original hardback copy of this classic book will be included with the rifle. And I have a scanned copy available via e-mail, for anyone who might want to read it before purchasing this Marlin. (PLYR-107) Price: $3,600




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