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Lot 3467: Special Order Factory Engraved Deluxe Marlin Model 20A Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Very Scarce Special Order Factory Engraved Deluxe Marlin Model 20A Slide Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,500 - $5,500

Very Scarce Special Order Factory Engraved Deluxe Marlin Model 20A Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 20A
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 S L LR
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: fancy checkered walnut
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Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 249
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured from 1907-1922, this unique Marlin Model 20A was special ordered in deluxe configuration with an extra length 24 inch barrel and factory engraving. Few of these model 20A rifles were produced in deluxe configuration and even fewer were factory engraved. The top flat of the barrel has the standard two-line address and patent dates, caliber marking on the upper left at the breech, and British proofs on the upper right at the breech. The upper tang is marked with the model designation. The receiver is beautifully factory engraved in the No. 1 pattern with a stag scene on the left as well as flourishes of floral scroll and borders throughout. It is fitted with beaded blade front and elevation adjustable notch rear sights and mounted with a finely figured, multi-point checkered slide handle and straight grip stock with a crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retains 85% plus of the original blue finish with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina, primarily on edges, high spots, and grip areas, and the engraving is crisp. The wood is fine with some mild wear, scattered light handling marks, and some minor chips absent from the original varnish, most of which remains. Mechanically excellent.



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