Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3012: Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1893 Takedown Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Exceptional Antique Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1893 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in Desirable .38-55 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $6,500 - $9,500

Exceptional Antique Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1893 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in Desirable .38-55 W.C.F. with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1893
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38-55 WCF
Barrel: 30 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 563
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 24
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1896 with the standard two-line address/patent dates marking and caliber designation on the top barrel flat. The "MARLIN SAFETY" marking is on top of the receiver, while the serial number is on the bottom and repeated on the left side of the upper tang and in the stock inlet. The special order 30 inch barrel is fitted with a combination front sight and an elevation adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sight. It is mounted with a very finely figured, multi-point checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a special order checkered hard rubber buttplate featuring the Marlin Safety logo. The included factory letter lists this rifle in .38-55 caliber with a 30 inch octagon barrel, pistol grip stock, and in takedown configuration when it shipped on 11 July 1896. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 90% plus of the original blue finish on the barrel with some slight thinning on the magazine and 95% plus of the vibrant original case colors with the balance a smooth grey patina. The wood is exceptionally fine with a few scattered minor dings and crisp checkering overall. Mechanically excellent.



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