Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3054: Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $500 - $750

Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1897-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 S L LR
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue/casehardened
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 607
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 51
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured 1897-1917 with standard markings. Fitted with beaded blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights. Mounted with replacement smooth "perch belly" forearm and straight grip stock with a lightly engraved and serrated trapdoor buttplate (stock not drilled for trapdoor compartment). Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very good as modified, retains 70% of the original blue finish and 80% of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and a few scattered patches of light pitting. The replacement wood shows filler around the edges to facilitate a tighter fit with the gun but otherwise minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent.

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