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Lot 3026: Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Excellent Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,000 - $3,000

Excellent Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1897-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 465
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 33
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured in 1906, the barrel has the standard two-line address/patent marking in front of the rear sight. The model designation is on the upper tang and serial number is on the bottom of the receiver. Fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights. Mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a checkered hard rubber buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration as well as shipment on 31 July 1906. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 98% of the original blue finish and 97% plus of the vivid original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina. The wood is very fine with varnish crazing and a few scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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