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FINE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1894 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 149994. Cal. 32 WCF (32-20). Fine deluxe ’94 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, replacement Lyman ivory bead sporting front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver, lever, hammer & buttplate are color case hardened. Mounted with very nicely figured, streaky European walnut with B-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip buttstock with crescent buttplate. SN is in usual place on bottom of receiver, on left side of top tang under the wood and inside top tang channel of buttstock. Buttplate has the SN “150126” inside the toe. Receiver is engraved in Grade 1 style, which consists of the rnd vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a forest scene with foliate arabesque patterns fore & aft with multiple borders. Right side of receiver, bolt, lever boss, top & bottom of receiver and top tang are engraved with light foliate arabesque patterns. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with sharp edge wear, a ding on the left side with a couple of other light nicks and a couple of small spots of surface rust. Magazine tube retains 98-99% strong orig blue and the forend cap about 85% blue; receiver, lever & hammer retain about all of their bright, orig case colors, lightly to moderately faded on outer faces of lever; buttplate retains most of its bright orig case colors with some a cleaned area in the center. Stock has a chip by the left top tang at the receiver, otherwise wood is sound with usual handling & use marks and retains most of its bright varnish finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-44636 JR320 (7,500-14,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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