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*SCARCE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED TAKEDOWN MARLIN MODEL 1893 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 443457. Cal. 32 HPS (32 Winchester Spcl.). Beautiful deluxe Marlin with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured slab sawed American walnut with A-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate that is engraved with the Olde English initials that appear to be “W.J.B.” SN is on bottom of receiver, left side of top tang under the wood, in top tang channel of buttstock and inside the buttplate. Receiver, lever & takedown ring are color case hardened. Receiver is very nicely engraved in Grade 1 style which consists of the rnd vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a very detailed forest scene with foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft and foliate arabesque patterns on right side. Engraving extends over top & bottom of receiver, top tang and sides of bbl boss. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine plus. Bbl & magazine tube retain 98-99% crisp orig blue and the forend cap about 96-97% blue; receiver & lever retain about all of their orig case colors, strong but lightly faded on sides & top of receiver, moderately faded on bottom of receiver and outer faces of the lever; hammer retains about all of its orig blue; takedown ring retains faded case colors and the buttplate is silver patina. Stock has usual light nicks, dings & scratches and retains about all of a fine restored finish. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 4-44639 JR329 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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