Image Lot Price Description


SCARCE DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 137323. Cal. 45-90. Special order deluxe engraved ’95 Marlin with 26″ special order oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, Beach’s combination front sight, slot blank in rear seat and Lyman tang sight, missing its disk. Mounted with nicely figured, slab sawed American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with Marlin semi-crescent steel buttplate. Buttstock and forend cap have factory sling loops. Receiver is very nicely engraved in #5-style by Conrad Ulrich, which consists of the oval vignette of a bull and cow elk on the left side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and distinctive border patterns. Right side has matching foliate arabesque patterns and borders. Matching engraving extends onto the side of the bolt, bottom and top of receiver lever boss and top tang. Matching engraving patterns extend about 2-3/4″ over the chamber area of the exposed flats of the bbl. Buttplate is most unusually engraved in diamond and dot patterns with wavelet borders. Left side of upper tang, under the wood, is marked with matching SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside the buttplate. The Model 1895 is one of the more scarce Marlins with only about 18,000 produced in the period 1895-1917 in 7 different calibers, both standard and deluxe rifles and carbines. Engraved rifles in this model are quite rare. CONDITION: Fine to very fine, all matching. Bbl and magazine tube retain thin blue turning more silver on the magazine tube. Receiver has two extra holes on the left side. Receiver retains traces of case colors, mostly having turned silver. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and a couple heavier bruises on forearm and overall retains about all of a restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine, dark in the grooves. 4-49345 JR253 (4,000-6,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
Please Note: All prices include the hammer price plus the buyer’s premium, which is paid by the buyer as part of the purchase price. The prices noted here after the auction are considered unofficial and do not become official until after the 46th day.