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FINE ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 211540. Cal. 30-30. Beautiful antique rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine with German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight & Lyman combination tang sight. Top flat of bbl has standard markings with caliber marking over chamber area and left top side flat is marked “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL”. Top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY” and top tang is marked “MARLIN 1893”. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. 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 buttplate. Receiver is very nicely engraved in #2 style by Conrad Ulrich with the vignette of a running whitetail buck on left side and small vignette of a standing whitetail buck on right side, both in very detailed scenes. Both sides are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns which extend over top & bottom of receiver on to the lever boss, takedown ring and about 2″ over chamber area of the bbl. Forend cap also has small patterns on each side. These early Marlins, regardless of their configuration, are rarely found with high orig finish. They were produced in a period of a hunting culture where they were exposed to the ultra-violet rays of sunlight which rapidly fades case colors. They usually saw hard service. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 96-97% strong orig blue with only faint sharp edge wear and a few scattered spots of surface rust; magazine tube is mainly a blue/brown patina with strong blue in sheltered areas; receiver retains 50-60% orig case colors, strong & bright in sheltered areas, moderately faded on left side and heavily faded on right side; lever & hammer retain strong case colors on sides, turned silver on outer faces of lever; takedown ring & forend cap retain faded case colors and the buttplate is mostly faded to a dark patina. Forearm has a couple of gouges on bottom, otherwise wood is sound with buttstock retaining 85-90% orig varnish showing moderate wear on checkering; forearm shows very heavy wear and retains a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong, sharp bore, frosty in the grooves. 4-49510 JR405 (4,500-7,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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