Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 54: Marlin Model 1881 Lever Action Rifle

Auction Date: December 3, 2021

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $5,500 - $7,000

Marlin Model 1881 Lever Action Rifle

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1881
Type: Rifle
Gauge: 40-60 Marlin
Barrel: 28 inch octagon
Finish: blue
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 460
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 47
Class: Antique

Manufactured from 1881 to 1892 with this example a Third Style featuring the two line address/patent date marking ending with "REISSUE NOV. 9. 1880". "40 CAL" is stamped on the top barrel flat at the breech. It is fitted with German silver blade and elevation adjustable sights. The hammer, lever, forend cap and buttplate are casehardened and the remaining surfaces are blue. Mounted on a nicely figured smooth forearm and straight grip stock.

Rating Definition:

Fine. The rifle retains 50% plus original blue finish with the balance a smooth brown patina. Traces of original case colors remain in the protected areas. The wood is also fine showing some minor pressure dents and scratches. Mechanically excellent.

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