Serial Number: 16904
Year of Manufacture: 1895 or 1896
Action Type: Bolt action internal magazine.
Markings: The receiver face is marked “T C” over a star and moon, with “AS.FA” / ANKARA” under it. Then “1935” under that. There is Arabic numbers and letters on the left side of the receiver (see pictures for detail). The rear of the receiver has the serial number “16904” stamped into it. The bolt release handle has the moon proof and 3 Arabic markings stamped into it. The bolt handle has “16542” stamped on the square portion of it and a moon proof on the ball end, with 3 more proofs marks on the underside of it. The end of the bolt assembly has the moon proof on the left side and 3 proofs on the right side. The magazine tang on the bottom also has the moon proof mark, as well as a moon and 3 other proofs on the magazine cover.
Barrel Length: 18 ½”
Sights / Optics: The rifle is mounted with a blade front sight and a rear military style elevation adjustable notch sight.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are dark hard wood with numerous depression dings and blemishes throughout. There is obvious modification to the fore end stock, and the butt stock has been ground and rounded shorter. The LOP measures 13” from the trigger to the end of the metal plate. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Factory re-blue during conversions.
Bore Condition: The bore is shiny and the rifling is deep but not sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 20% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows wear from use, storage and natural age. The greatest losses are on the barrel band, magazine plate and trigger guard. The Screw heads are slightly disfigured but quite serviceable. The markings are clearly stamped. Overall, this gun rates in about Very Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this gun
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None
Our Assessment: Made for only 2 years, the model 1893 was reworked and re-chambered into 8mm. It had many modifications during the reworking, making it a very advanced rifle for the time. This one is the shorter carbine configuration. The conversions were done sometime in the 1930’s at the Ankara Arsenal, though the frames remain antiques. Do not miss your chance to own a piece of history with this nice rifle.
CA Legal or CA Private Party Transferable: This antique rifle can be sold anywhere in California to an adult with proof of age.
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UPS Insured shipping will cost $30. To reduce the likelihood of damage during shipping, we may disassemble long guns by removing stocks when it is possible & easy and will not damage the wood or screws. We will also break down takedowns. We have had problems with rough carrier handling breaking the stocks at the wrist, and since we have begun to disassemble, we have not had any breakage. All parts will be individually wrapped. If you would prefer to not have your item disassembled, please let us know as soon as you win the bid. We package all merchandise for shipment on the Monday following the sale.
Your item will be shipped within 1 week of receipt of good funds, usually the next day. You will receive an automatic notification with a tracking number upon shipment, to let you know that we have received funds. If you are in Southern California, you are welcome to pick your item up and complete the transfer at our shop in Simi Valley (M-F, 8-5).
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