Both are equipped with walnut stocks. The 983 has the new trigger unit designated as the T-900 , the main difference between the 883 and 983.athappyhiker said:I just picked up a brand new model 883 22 mag. rifle at a gun show for $150. I see an identical rifle listed in Marlin's 2005 catalog labled as the "983". Is this the same rifle? Do they both have walnut or is the 883 just hardwood?
An new 883 for $150 is a steal! :t