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*RARE SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MARLIN MODEL ’97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 427206. Cal. 22. Fine 22 rifle with 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight missing the bead and sporting rear sight. Mounted with highly figured, streaky European walnut with G-style checkered & carved forearm & straight stock with Marbles hard rubber buttplate. Receiver & lever are color case hardened. SN is on bottom of receiver and inside top tang channel of buttstock; left side of top tang has last three digits of matching SN. These wonderful little rifles usually saw hard use and with the small bore rarely were cleaned correctly and usually are found with little orig finish and poor bores. PROVENANCE: Wes Adams Estate Collection. CONDITION: Fine to very fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain strong orig finish turning plummy, as is the forend cap; receiver & lever retain most of their bright to brilliant orig case colors with the receiver finish lightly thinned on the bottom with some fine spots of pin prick rust; receiver also has a coating of applied shellac; lever retains bright case colors on the sides, faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with a few light nicks & scratches and retains most of a professionally restored finish with freshened checkering. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-44632 JR330 (2,500-4,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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