Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3004: Antique Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1895 Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Very Fine Antique Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

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Estimated Price: $5,500 - $8,500

Very Fine Antique Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1895 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1895
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 40-82 WCF
Barrel: 26 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 351
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 14
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1897, only the third year of production for the Model 1895. The barrel is marked with the standard two-line address and patent marking in front of the rear sight, "SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL" marking offset on the left flat, and caliber marking on top at the breech. The "MARLIN SAFETY" marking is on top of the receiver and model designation on the upper tang. The serial number is on the bottom of the receiver and is repeated on the left of the upper tang, stock inlet, and inside the buttplate. It is fitted with Lyman beaded blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights. It is mounted with a finely figured, multi-point checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 90% plus of the original blue finish and 65% plus of the vivid original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina. The wood is also very fine with some scattered minor dings and scratches and a few scattered minor blemishes in the otherwise crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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