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OUTSTANDING SPECIAL ORDER DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKEDOWN LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 164549. Cal. 30-30. Deluxe half nickel ’93 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, Sheard-style front sight with German silver bead and slightly modified semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured flame & feather grain American walnut with A-style checkering, a serpentine grip cap and Marlin Safety embossed hard rubber buttplate. Receiver, lever, takedown ring and forend cap are nickel finished. Trigger is fire-blued and hammer is color case hardened. Special order Marlins, while not uncommon, are unusual to say the least and half nickel rifles such as this one are a great rarity. They were usually created for a special presentation or for someone of importance or just as likely for a show performer. Few of these rifles survive today with high orig finish. CONDITION: Extremely fine. Bbl & magazine tube retain about 98% strong orig factory blue. Receiver & other nickel parts retain virtually all of their orig factory nickel with some pinprick flaking on forend cap. Wood is sound with minor handling & storage nicks & scratches and retains virtually all of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore, possibly unfired. 4-46965 JR264 (5,000-8,000)

Auction: Firearms - Fall 2012
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