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FINE DELUXE ANTIQUE MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 134048. Cal. 32-40. Beautiful rifle with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, windgage globe front sight, spirit level in rear seat and a Lyman tang sight with large disc. Mounted with A-style checkered American walnut with serpentine grip & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter which identifies this rifle in caliber 32-40 with 26″ oct bbl & pistol grip stock shipped March 9, 1896. Rifles of this era, when the west was still a little wild and travel & business was still conducted from the back of a horse or wagon, and hunting was a way of life, saw hard & continuous use, usually under adverse circumstances and are rarely found today with high orig finish, especially those with color case hardened parts. Exposure to the ultra-violet light of sunshine very quickly fades the colors to silver. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98-99% crisp orig blue with only one small chemical spot on the magazine tube, which is also turning a little plum about mid-point; forend cap retains about all of its bright orig blue; receiver & hammer retain most of their orig case colors, brilliant on most of the left side, moderately faded on right side; lever & trigger retain bright case colors on left side, faded on right side and outer faces; buttplate retains traces of case colors. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its strong orig finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, appears to be new & unfired. 4-49236 JR402 (7,000-12,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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