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Lot 3030: Antique Marlin Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Very Fine Documented Antique Marlin Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter

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

Very Fine Documented Antique Marlin Model 1894 Lever Action Takedown Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1894
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 38 WCF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 243
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 36
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1895 in takedown configuration with the standard two-line address/patent marking and caliber designation on top of the barrel. The top of the receiver is marked "MARLIN SAFETY", serial number on the bottom of the receiver, and model designation on the upper tang. It is fitted with German silver blade front and elevation adjustable buckhorn rear sights, and is mounted with a smooth forearm and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. The included factory letter confirms the current configuration and shipment on 12 October 1895. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 90% plus of the original blue finish and 75% plus of the vivid original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina with a few scattered patches of light spotting. The wood is also very fine with some scattered light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.



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