Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3499: Two Marlin Slide Action Rifles

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Marlin Slide Action Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $1,200 - $1,700

A) Marlin Model 27-S Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 27s-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25-20 M
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 239
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured 1913-1932. Features beaded blade front sight and elevation adjustable semi-buckhorn rear sights, standard barrel inscription on the top flat and the caliber marking on the top flat at the breech as well as "Special Smokeless Steel" on the top left flat between two diamonds. Mounted with a 9 ridge forearm and smooth straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Fine, retaining 70% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance, spots of chemical cleaning on the barrel, scattered pitting overall, and high edge wear. Wood is also fine with scattered dings and scratches and crazing in the varnish. Mechanically excellent.



B) Marlin Model 20-A Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 20A
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 S L LR
Barrel: 24 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 239
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured 1907-1922. Features beaded blade front and elevation adjustable rear sights, standard Marlin barrel inscription on the top barrel flat with the caliber marking on the top left barrel flat at the breech. Mounted with a 9 ridge forearm and smooth straight grip stock with crescent buttplate. Matching numbers (191) on the side of the upper tang, stock inlet, and buttplate. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance, high edge wear, and slide retraction marks. Wood is fine with crazing in the varnish, scattered dings and scratches, and a few hairline cracks coming off the receiver tangs.



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