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Lot 3043: Special Order Marlin Model 97 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $4,000 - $6,500

Special Order Marlin Model 97 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 97
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 24 inch part octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: fancy walnut
Item Views: 318
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 47
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured after 1906. Features Lyman hooded blade front and elevation adjustable peep tang sight with a Redfield rear sight dovetail block mounted on the half octagon barrel and three quarter magazine. Standard Model 97 markings on the barrel and late style receiver. Mounted on a wonderfully figured smooth rifle forend and pistol grip buttstock. Matching numbers are marked on the receiver, partial number "956" on the upper tang below the wood, and in the stock inlet. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 990% original blue on the barrel and magazine with some light muzzle wear and a spot of oxidation by the front sight. 870% original case colors remain with the majority muted, and fiery colors in protected areas as well as some slivering out on the lever. Wood is very fine with, a reglued piece of wood at toe, scattered light handling marks and dings. Mechanically excellent.



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