This high condition factory engraved Marlin deluxe Model 1892 rifle in scarce .22 rimfire was manufactured in 1896. The receiver features fine Ulrich style engraved scrollwork on a punch dot background and scroll borders. The left side of the receiver has a circle panel scene depicting a squirrel in a tree. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line Marlin legend ending with the March 1, 1892 patent date. The upper tang is stamped "MODEL/1892." The serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. The top of the receiver is stamped "MARLIN SAFETY" flanked by floral designs. It is fitted with a combination Beach front sight and a dovetail notch rear sight. Mounted on a select grade walnut forearm and pistol grip stock featuring multi-point checkering. The buttstock is fitted with a crescent buttplate.
Very fine, retaining 95% plus original blue finish with loss mostly on the forend cap and magazine tube. 85% original case colors remain on the frame and hammer with some patches of pitting and a crisp engraving, and 60% original case colors remain on the lever and buttplate. The buttstock is excellent with minimal handling marks and crisp checkering. The forearm is recheckered/refinished. Mechanically excellent. A very desirable factory engraved deluxe Model 1892 rifle that will be a great addition to even the most advanced Marlin or antique collections.
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