This is a high condition, highly desirable deluxe variation of Marlin's Model 1899 rifle. The accompanying factory letter confirms the 26 inch octagon barrel in .32 caliber and pistol grip stock. High end finishes were rarely noted in the Marlin factory records. The deluxe stock is factory original. Very few Model 1889s left the factory with special order features. The rifle is equipped with a German silver blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The top barrel flat carries the two-line address/patent date marking ahead of the rear sight and "32-W" at the breech. "MARLIN SAFETY" is stamped on top of the casehardened frame. The serial number is stamped on the underside of the frame. The forearm and pistol grip stock are checkered. The stock is fitted with a crescent buttplate. Provenance: The Tom Selleck Collection
Excellent , retaining 90% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance. The frame retains 97% vivid original case colors. The hammer, lever and buttplate retain 70% original case colors. The wood is also very fine with minor dings and scratches and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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