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  LOT 3043
Special Order Marlin Model
97 Lever Action Rifle - Serial no.
401956, 22 RF cal., 24 inch part octagon bbl.,
blue/casehardened finish, fancy walnut stock.
Manufactured after 1906. Features Lyman hooded blade front and elevation
adjustable peep tang sight with a Redfield rear sight dovetail block mounted on the
half octagon barrel and three quarter magazine. Standard Model 97 markings on the barrel
and late style receiver. Mounted on a wonderfully figured smooth rifle forend and pistol grip buttstock.
    Matching numbers are marked on the receiver, partial number “956” on the upper tang below the wood, and in the stock inlet.
CONDITION: Very fine, retaining 990% original blue on the barrel and magazine with some light muzzle wear and a spot of oxidation by the front sight. 870% original case colors remain with the majority muted, and fiery colors in protected areas as well as some slivering out on the lever. Wood is very fine with, a reglued piece of wood at toe, scattered light handling marks and dings. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,000 - 6,500
LOT 3044
Fine Special Order Marlin Deluxe Model 1891 Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 77224, 22 RF cal., 24 inch part octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut
stock. Manufactured in 1892, the second year of production for the Model 1891 rifles. The barrel is marked with the two-line address and patent dates
on the upper barrel flat with “MARLIN SAFETY” on top of the receiver. The serial number is marked on the bottom of the receiver, in the stock inlet, and
inside the buttplate. The special order part octagon barrel is fitted with a Marble 2S beaded blade front sight and no provision for a rear sight. There is a peep
sight mounted on the upper tang. It is mounted with a very finely figured multi-point checkered forearm and pistol grip stock with a crescent buttplate.
CONDITION: Fine, retains 40% plus of the original blue finish and traces of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to mostly a grey-brown patina. The wood is very good with some minor dings and scratches scattered throughout and mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection.
Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500

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