Image Lot Price Description


SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 175273. Cal. .38-55 & 30-30. Special order rifle with rare 32″ oct bbl, 30″ magazine tube, ivory bead combination front sight, semi-buckhorn rear sight and a locking over the comb marbles tang sight. Mounted with very highly figured flame grained American walnut with #10-style checkering on the forearm and serpentine grip buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Wood has been changed from another rifle. Left side of upper tang, under the wood is marked with matching SN. Top tang channel of buttstock also has matching SN, however, last two digits are stamped over no. “82”. Buttplate has the SN 175282, which indicates that it originated on this buttstock. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich in style #3, which consists of the large vignette of a buck and doe whitetailed dear in a forest scene on the left side surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with mating engraving on the right side, over top of receiver, on takedown ring, lever boss, top tang, bottom of receiver, and buttplate tang. Accompanied by what is probably the orig bbl, which is oct, 26″ in cal 30-30, with gold bead front sight and modified rear sight. The reason for the 30″ magazine tube is that Marlin was not equipped to make a longer tube, so even their longest bbls only had a 30″ magazine tube. CONDITION: Very fine. Overall retains virtually all of a fine Turnbull style restoration with bright blues and brilliant case colors. Receiver has fine pin prick pitting. Wood is sound with light nicks & dings, tiny chip on toe of stock and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, brilliant shiny bore. 30-30 bbl retains most of restored finish, worn dark bore. 4-49339 JR258 (5,000-8,000)

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.