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Lot 4039: Two Marlin Model 1881 Lever Action Rifles

Auction Date: October 8, 2021

Two Marlin Model 1881 Lever Action Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,500

A) Marlin Model 1881 Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1881
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 40-60 Marlin
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 268
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Description:

Factory letter confirms 28" octagon barrel in .40-60 caliber. Shipped on Oct. 31, 1884. Detached buttplate included.

B) Marlin Model 1881 Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1881
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 45
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 268
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OF - FAIR- some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

WW - WOOD IS WORSE FOR THE PERCENT FINISH RATING GIVEN

Description:

Manufactured 1887.

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