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  LOT 3022
Scarce Factory Engraved Marlin Deluxe Model 1892 Lever Action
Rifle - Serial no. 298085, 32 cal., 24 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock.
Manufactured in 1904 and featuring a scarce Marlin factory No. 1 engraving. See
Brophy’s “Marlin Firearms” page 531 for an illustration of the No. 1 pattern. The Marlin
patterns, including the motif featured on this example, were designed by Conrad Ulrich who was influenced by the
late 19th century masters L.D. Nimschke and Gustave Young. Ulrich was at Marlin circa 1881 to 1910. The engraving features scrollwork, punch dot borders, scroll and zig-zag line borders along with a stag scene in a circular panel on the left side. Lyman
beaded blade front sight, filler block in the rear sight seat and folding tang peep sight. The top of the barrel has the two-line Marlin address/patent dates legend. The select walnut forearm and pistol grip stock have Marlin factory No. A checkering. Factory engraved Marlin Model 1892 rifles are seldom encountered.
CONDITION: Very fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 80% original blue finish and the receiver retains 80% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance.
Several of the screws show screwdriver distortion. The forearm is very good with some chipping in the worn checkering, and the buttstock is very fine with some minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. A great chance to acquire a highly attractive factory Model 1892 rifle missing from even the most
advanced Marlin collections.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 6,500 - 9,500
  LOT 3023
Scarce Factory Engraved Marlin Model 1891 Lever Action
Rifle - Serial no. 52083, 22 RF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue/
casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1891 when Conrad
Ulrich was the engraver for Marlin. The factory engraved receiver is decorated
with fine scrollwork and scroll and ling borders. Each side of the receiver is engraved with a game scene
depicting a stag in a circular panel. The barrel is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight and notch rear sight and is
stamped with the two-line Marlin address/patent dates legend ahead of the rear sight. The top of the receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY.” The non-checkered forearm and straight grip stock are fancy flame grain walnut. The buttstock is fitted with a
crescent buttplate.
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CONDITION: Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 65% original blue finish thinning to a brown. The receiver has faded to a gray with silvered our original case colors remaining in the protected areas. The engraving is crisp. Patterns of original case colors remain on the hammer. The wood is also fine with a tiny chip at the lower tang and a
number of minor dings and scratches. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 6,500 - 9,500
          







































































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