Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3501: Two Marlin Slide Action Rifles

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Marlin Slide Action Rifles

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $950 - $1,600

A) Marlin Model 27-S Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 27s-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 25 RF
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 228
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. The top of the receiver has been drilled and tapped. Mounted with a 9 ridge forearm and smooth straight grip stock with crescent buttplate.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 80% blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance, slide retraction marks, and high edge wear. The refinished wood is fine with light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



B) Marlin Model 38 Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 38-Rifle
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 22 S L LR
Barrel: 24 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 228
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 257
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured 1920-1930. The rifle features a Lyman hooded front, folding notch rear, and tang peep sights, standard barrel inscription on the top barrel flat with the caliber marking on the upper left flat at the breech. Mounted with an 8 rib forend and smooth buttstock. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 85% plus original blue finish with fading to brown on the balance, scattered handling marks, and slide retraction marks. Wood is fine with scattered dings and scratches and a few hairline cracks coming off the upper tang.



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