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Lot 3490: Marlin-Rockwell Model 40 Slide Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Rare Marlin-Rockwell Model 40 Slide Action Rifle

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $3,000 - $5,000

Rare Marlin-Rockwell Model 40 Slide Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 40-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-20 M
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 225
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 256
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun

Manufactured during the short period of the Marlin-Rockwell Corporation, the Model 40 was the company's attempt at reintroducing the sporting models made by Marlin before World War I. The Model 40 in itself is merely a redesignated Model 27. The rifle features blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights on the octagon barrel, Marlin-Rockwell address on the top flat of the barrel and "Special Smokeless Steel" marking and caliber marking near the receiver. The upper tang is marked "Marlin/MOD. 40" with the serial number marked on the side below the wood. The buttstock is marked in the upper tang inlet with the serial number as well as the buttplate. Below the buttplate serial number is "16765" which has been crossed out with a series of "1"s. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 90% original blue finish with slide retraction marks, scattered handling marks, and a few minor spots of thinning to brown. Wood is fine with traces of original varnish and scattered light dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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