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*SPECTACULAR FACTORY ENGRAVED & INSCRIBED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL ’97 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 354174. Cal. 22. Wonderful little Marlin with 24″ tapered oct bbl, full magazine, ivory bead front sight and semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with beautiful, highly figured, shell grain American walnut with style “B” checkered forearm and serpentine grip stock with orig hard rubber buttplate. Inside top tang channel of buttstock is stamped with matching SN. Receiver & forend cap are beautifully engraved by Conrad Ulrich in #2 style which consists of the large vignette of a running whitetail buck being chased by a wolf through a forest scene. Right side has a smaller vignette of a standing bull elk in a mountain scene. Both vignettes are surrounded by foliate arabesque patterns with wavelet borders. Top left side of receiver is engraved, also by Mr. Ulrich, in period script “N.B. Miller”. Engraving extends over top of receiver, over chamber area of bbl, top tang & forend cap. Deluxe Model ’97s are scarce, engraved ones are rare and inscribed engraved examples are extremely rare. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 95% crisp orig blue with scattered spots of pin prick pitting; receiver retains virtually all of its brilliant, fiery case colors and the hammer moderately faded case colors; lever retains bright case colors on sides, moderately to heavily faded on outer faces. Wood is sound with a very few, very light nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its crisp orig varnish with the feathery raised grain look. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore. 4-46115 JR240 (12,500-17,500)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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