Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 10: Marlin Model 1894 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

Auction Date: February 16, 2022

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,500 - $7,500

Marlin Model 1894 Lever Action Musket with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-40 WCF
Barrel: 30 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 1509
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Class: Antique
Rating:

OC - FINE- all original parts; over 30% original finish, sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood.

Description:

Manufactured in 1894, this is one of only 152 Model 1894 rifles that was assembled in musket configuration, of which, only 97 were chambered in .38-40 W.C.F. Over half of the total production of Model 1894 muskets was purchased by Bureau County, examples of which are were marked "BUREAU COUNTY" on the top of the receiver (artificial/cleaned patina were markings were removed). This example has had those markings removed. The included factory letter confirms the musket in .38-40 caliber and that it was completed on 21 September 1894. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

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