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Revised: 9/24/2012 

Additional Information: Engraving is rare 5/3 style.

*RARE DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 355083. Cal. 30-30. Beautiful ’93 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with Lyman ivory bead front sight, sporting rear sight and a Lyman tang sight from which the detent spring is missing. Mounted with very highly figured, center crotch, feather & flame grain American walnut with D-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with smooth semi-crescent steel buttplate. Receiver is engraved in what is probably custom patterns which consist of a very large oval vignette on the left side depicting a bull & cow moose in a very detailed forest scene in semi-relief and a running whitetail buck, also in semi-relief, in a forest scene on right side, all with fine stippled background. Both sides have oak leaf & acorn patterns fore & aft with open counter point patterns. Sides of lever boss are engraved to match. Top of receiver is lightly engraved and bottom of receiver has a stylized elliptical pattern. Engraving extends to the sides of lever & hammer, top tang, takedown ring and forend cap. Most unusually, the buttplate has a sgl line border with a foliate arabesque pattern in the center. Exposed flats of the bbl over the chamber area are also lightly engraved. SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang under the wood and hand scratched inside buttplate. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: About fine. All matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain 95-96% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear and a few, very light, nicks & scratches; receiver & bolt retain most of their orig case colors, generally heavily faded; lever retains faded case colors on sides with balance faded to silver; buttplate is a silver metal patina. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches showing moderate to heavy wear and retains most of a very old restored finish; forearm has a hand worn patina over the rear 1/3 of the surface. Mechanics are fine, strong bore, dark in the grooves. 4-44654 JR327 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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