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SCARCE DELUXE MARLIN 1897 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 156596. Cal 22. Early Model 1897 with 24″ oct-rnd bbl, half magazine, Lyman ivory bead front sight, no provision for a rear sight with a Lyman tang sight. Receiver is early type with rnd top marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Tang is marked “MODEL / 1897”. Mounted with very nicely figured, A-style checkered American walnut with serpentine grip & Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Top tang channel of the buttstock is marked with the matching SN. Very few Model 1897s were produced with the 1892 style of rnd top on the receiver. Tang screw, while probably orig does not fit well. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 97-98% strong orig blue, turning a little dull on top. Receiver retains 60-70% orig case colors, strong and bright in the scallops, faded elsewhere with light surface spotting. Hammer retains strong case colors & the lever, faded case colors. Stock has a tiny sliver missing by the top tang, otherwise wood is sound with usual light handling & storage nicks & scratches & retains most of it’s orig varnish. Mechanics are fine. Bright, shiny bore. 4-48866 JR163 (2,000-3,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2013
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