Saturday, February 17, 2018

Marlin model 1893 Project part 9

This is the 9th and final post of this restoration, see the other posts here

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4 
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
Part 8 

It has been more than 2 years since we started on this, I regret it taking so long, but it was worth it in the end.

The re-assembly went so so, I had to trim a bit off the magazine tube (the receiver end) to get it to fit, but the good news is that the magazine fits very tight, there is not a rattle in this gun. 

I also think we should have ordered new screws, but those can easily be added later...anyway here are the pictures:

And the before and after pictures


  1. Beautiful work!! I admire your patience and persistence.

  2. I'm very happy that I stumbled across this site. You're obviously very talented and detail oriented as this restoration is clearly well beyond both the imagination and skill-level of most smith's. It was very interesting and educational for me to go through the entire process. Thank you so much for sharing the experience.

    I was actually searching for someone (or some company) to jewel a hammer on a old Ruger Single-six I've been restoring, however I literally became entranced by the magic you performed on this beat-up old Marlin. Beautiful restoration.

  3. Original is always nice, even if it shows its age, but that one was beyond patina. Very nice save indeed. I would aspire first to the classic lever action Winchester, but I would not mind one of these Marlins at all. Very handsome gun!

  4. I would rather have a restored rifle to shoot than an original condition wall hanger any day! Great job! I can totally appreciate the elbow work you put into that rifle! Laser engraving was an awesome trick, I have a few in need of that treatment. Excellent photo journalism all around. Who says craftsmanship is dead...Keep up the Good Work!!!