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Lot 3065: Documented Marlin Model 28 Grade D Slide Action Shotgun

Outstanding Documented Factory Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 28 Grade D Slide Action Shotgun with Extra Barrel

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3065: Documented Marlin Model 28 Grade D Slide Action Shotgun

Outstanding Documented Factory Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 28 Grade D Slide Action Shotgun with Extra Barrel

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $15,000 - $25,000
Price Realized:

Outstanding Documented Factory Master Engraved and Gold Inlaid Marlin Model 28 Grade D Slide Action Shotgun with Extra Barrel

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 28
Type: Shotgun
Gauge: 12
Barrel: 26 inch round
Finish: blue/gold
Grip:
Stock: walnut
Item Views: 572
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 58
Class: Curio & Relic Long Gun
Description:

Single steel bead sight on top of the matted blued barrel, standard markings, 2 inch wedges of floral scroll on either side of the breech, 2 3/4 inch chamber, and choke measured modified. The blued receiver displays exceptional floral scrollwork with gold inlaid linework bordering a pair of beautifully cut game scenes. The left side shows a setter flushing a pair of pheasants in an upland scene and the right side shows a single alighting mallard in a pond scenes. The top of the action shows a third scene with a single grouse in flight above the tall grass. This gun is pictured on page 383 of William Brophy's "Marlin Firearms: A History of the Guns and the Company That Made Them", on which he states the gun was engraved by Alden George Ulrich, however, R. L. Wilson postulated in an included copy of a letter, that the engraving was the work of Conrad Friedrich Ulrich. Either way it is clear the engraving was carried out by a talented master. Beautifully figured, multi-point checkered forend with raised "GH" monogram carved in the underside and pistol grip stock with added Jostan recoil pad. Includes a second barrel measuring 30 inches and featuring a 2 3/4 inch chamber and full choke. Stock measurements: 1 7/8 inch drop at comb; 3 1/8 inch drop at heel; 14 3/4 inch length of pull; weight 8 lbs. 1 oz.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 90% original blue finish, 99% original gold inlay, scattered minor spotting, much of the blue loss on the magazine tube, and overall mild handling evidence. The forend is very fine and the stock is fine with a crack at the left stock head and chipped pistol grip, both have sharp checkering. The extra barrel is very fine. Mechanically excellent.



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