Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3561: Marlin 20 Gauge Model 31-20 Slide Action Shotgun

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Estimated Price: $750 - $1,200

Marlin 20 Gauge Model 31-20 Slide Action Shotgun

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 31
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 20
Barrel: 25 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 262
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 269
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Manufactured between 1914 and 1917. Blued Special Smokeless Steel barrel with single steel bead on the matted top, standard markings, and choke measured improved cylinder. Nicely figured, multi-point checkered forend and semi-pistol grip stock with hard rubber buttplate. Stock measurements: 1 3/4 inch drop at comb; 2 3/8 inch drop at heel; 13 7/16 inch length of pull; weight 6 lbs 4 oz. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, with 80% plus original blue finish, scattered light oxidation, and light handling evidence. The wood is fine with some dings and scratches, varnish wear, chipped buttplate, and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.



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