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I am going to be selling my little 17-inch 7x57 1893 Carbine, and I would like to try to determine a good starting price. I don't know if it is appropriate to ask for such advice on this forum, so let me know if I have broken any etiquette rules.

This is an FN Herstal made 1893 Spanish saddle-ring carbine. There is no bayonet lug, and no sling swivels (never had them). There are no import marks. It looks to be non-matching, but the bore is quite nice and shiny. All parts, including the bolt are FN proofed. The cleaning rod is a Spanish replacement, but it is original and not a repro. The rear sight is from a Swedish 1894 Carbine. I put it on temporarily so I could shoot the rifle. I have the original rear sight but the sight leaf is loose. Fro what I understand, only 14,000 of these carbines were made by FN.

Thank you folks! Coup
 

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according to literature, this carbine is now extremely rare:
- Robert Ball writes of 1 known sample
- the Internet (http://masterton.us/Spanmauhome , my reference to Spanish Mauser) knows of 2 samples
(http://masterton.us/foreign_serial_numbers)
- you've got another one, i've got another one --> so there's at least 4 samples existing!

The price:
again, Spanmauhome gives a hint:
Fabrique Nationale Carbine, v.g. condition: $ 500

regards, Chris
 

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Wow, that is what I thought as well. I remember reading of only one known example. So now there are four known examples?

Apparently in excellent matching condition they will bring $1,000 +

Thanks again for the replies. Coup
 
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