Manufactured from 1878 to 1882. The rifle if fitted with a spirit level windgauge front sight, a filler block in the rear sight seat and a mid-range Vernier tang sight. The casehardened receiver has the two-line Marlin address/Ballard patent date marking on the left side. The attractive walnut forearm and pistol grip stock are checkered. The buttstock is fitted with a coarsely checkered shotgun steel buttplate. The barrel is numbered to the gun. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection
Fine. The exposed surfaces of the refinished barrel have a plum appearance while most of the original blue remains under the forearm. The receiver retains 60% plus original case colors. The refinished wood is very good with overall crisp checkering, a couple long hairline stress cracks at the receiver, and some scattered minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent.
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