Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3044: Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1891 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Fine Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1891 Lever Action Rifle

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

Fine Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1891 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1891
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 24 inch part octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 264
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 47
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1892, the second year of production for the Model 1891 rifles. The barrel is marked with the two-line address and patent dates on the upper barrel flat with "MARLIN SAFETY" on top of the receiver. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver, in the stock inlet, and inside the buttplate. The special order part octagon barrel is fitted with a Marble 2S beaded blade front sight and no provision for a rear sight. There is a peep sight mounted on the upper tang. It is mounted with a very finely figured multi-point checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine, retains 40% plus of the original blue finish and traces of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a grey-brown patina. The wood is very good with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout and mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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