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SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 146891. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine special order rifle with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front side, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight and modified Lyman tang sight from another model of rifle. Mounted with straight grain walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine buttstock that has crescent buttplate. Left side of upper tang, under the wood has matching SN, which is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Receiver is engraved in style #1 by one of the Ulrichs, which consists of the vignette of a standing whitetail buck on the left side, surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns and various borders. Right side, top and bottom of receiver are also engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns. Although the Model 1894 was produced in fairly large quantities, very few were ordered with special features, such as the longer bbl, checkered wood or engraving. CONDITION: About fine. Bbl and magazine tube retain about 95% dull orig blue with some scattered spots of rust pitting. Receiver retains case colors in sheltered areas, mostly having faded to silver and dark patina. Lever retains dark case colors on the sides, turned to dark patina on the outer faces. Hammer and buttplate are mottled patina. Wood is sound with a few light nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of a restored finish. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-49337 JR256 (3,500-5,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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