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EXTREMELY RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED PRESENTATION QUALITY MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 155286. Cal. 30-30. Spectacular Marlin with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, full magazine, takedown with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, shell grain European walnut with #10 checkered & carved forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Carving consists of a maple leaf and special borders on each side of both stock & forearm. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang, under the wood and inside top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is engraved in spectacular #10 style, by Conrad Ulrich. Engraving consists of the large oval vignette of a semi-relief bull moose in a very detailed forest scene with very fine stippled background. Right side is engraved in a slightly smaller vignette of an extreme highly detailed grizzly bear in a mountain scene. Both sides of receiver have nearly full coverage, semi-relief grape leaves with fine punch dot background. Both vignettes are outlined in inlaid gold wire. Bolt is engraved to match with a flower blossom in the center surrounded by gold wire inlay. Bottom & top of receiver are engraved in foliate arabesque patterns with grape leaves in the center on top side flats. Lever boss, top tang, takedown ring & forend cap are engraved to match. Sides of lever & the exposed flats of the bbl, over chamber area are engraved in light arabesque patterns. Chamber area of the bbl and around the caliber marking is inlaid with two platinum wire inlays and a gold wire inlay with three gold dots on each side. Forend cap has a sgl platinum wire inlay. While 1893 Marlin rifles are not uncommon such rifles that are engraved with extensive coverage such as this one with special carved wood and gold & platinum inlays, and with high orig finish are exceedingly rare. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine plus, all matching. Overall rifle retains virtually all of its crisp orig factory finish with bright orig blue and brilliant case colors, only slightly faded on takedown ring and outer faces of finger loop. Wood is sound with a few, very light handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its brilliant piano varnish finish. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, may be unfired. 4-44653 JR326 (30,000-50,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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