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Lot 3106: Antique Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Exceptional Documented Antique First Year Production Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $4,500

Exceptional Documented Antique First Year Production Marlin Model 1897 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1897-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue/casehardened
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 272
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 86
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured in 1897, 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 June 23, 1897. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retaining 95% plus original blue finish on the barrel and magazine with a slight mark where the elevator slides on the rear sight. Receiver 85% plus vivid original case colors with the balance a smooth silver gray and brown patina. Wood is very fine with numerous limited vertical light scratches and dings. Mechanically excellent.



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