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Revised: 9/24/2012 

Additional Information: Engraved grade is rare 5/4 style.

*EXTREMELY RARE, SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 402003. Cal. 22. Beautiful little rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and sporting rear sight. Mounted with extraordinary tiger stripe American walnut with F-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. SN is on bottom of receiver and in top tang channel of buttstock with last three digits of matching SN on left side of top tang under the wood. Receiver, lever & hammer are color case hardened. Receiver is engraved in #5 style which consists of the large vignette of a standing bull elk, “Monarch of the Glen”, in semi-relief with a very detailed forest scene and stippled background. Right side is engraved in semi-relief with the vignette of a grizzly bear with a cow that it has killed, also in a forest scene with fine stippled background. Both sides then have full coverage sweeping foliate arabesque patterns with punch dot background. Side of bolt & takedown screw are engraved to match. Engraving extends to the sides of lever & hammer, over top & bottom of receiver, forend cap and on to the exposed flats of the bbl at the chamber end. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube & wood retain virtually all of a fine professionally restored finish; receiver, lever & hammer appear to retain orig case colors with receiver having bright to brilliant case colors in the more sheltered areas, thinning on bottom and towards the center of the receiver; hammer retains bright case colors and the lever strong case colors on the sides, fading on outer faces. Mechanics are fine, worn dark bore. 4-44643 JR331 (10,000-15,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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