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   LOT 3046
  Full Nickel Plated Marlin Deluxe Model 1889 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 87628, 32 WCF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., nickel finish, walnut stock. Offered here is a seldom encountered full nickel and deluxe Marlin Model 1889 rifle. The accompanying factory letter confirms the 24 inch octagon barrel in .32 caliber and pistol grip stock as well as shipped from the warehouse on April 28, 1893. Although the special order high end finishes are not listed in the factory letter, the nickel plating and deluxe walnut are most certainly factory. High end finishes were rarely noted in the Marlin factory records. Very few Model 1889s left the factory with special order features. The full nickel plating is especially rare. The rifle is fitted with a dovetail blade front sight, an elevation adjustable rear sight, and a Lyman tang peep sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line address/patent dates legend ahead of the rear sight and “32 W” at the breech. The top of the receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY.”The checkered forearm and pistol grip stock are highly figured walnut. CONDITION: Very fine. The barrel, magazine, receiver, forend cap, and lever retain 90% plus original nickel plating with flaking blending to gray on the balance. The buttplate retains 60% original nickel plating. The hammer retains slight patterns of original case colors. The refinished wood is very good with smooth forearm checkering, a tiny chip at the upper tang and some blemishes in the grip checkering, otherwise some minor handling marks. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 4,500 - 7,500
LOT 3047 Marlin Model 1881 Lever Action Rifle with Scarce Documented 24 Inch Barrel and Factory Letter - Serial no. 25907, 40-60 Marlin cal., 24
inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. The included factory letter lists this rifle as having a 24 inch barrel chambered in 40/60 when shipped from the
factory on July 7, 1890. 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 buckhorn sights. Mounted on a straight grain smooth forearm and straight grip stock. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 50% original blue finish on the barrel and magazine with the balance thinning to brown. The receiver retains 60% original blue finish with the balance a gray patina, some pitting on the left side, and light pitting on the upper tang. Wood is fine with an added layer of varnish, scattered dings and scratches, and some staining around the upper tang. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 LOT 3048 Marlin Model 1891 Side Loading Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 73643, 22 RF cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. This rifle is fitted with blade front and fixed platinum center line rear sights, standard Marlin markings, and plain walnut forend and straight grain buttstock. CONDITION: Fine, retaining 70% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance and scattered spotting on the barrel and receiver. 40% original case colors on the lever with the balance silvered out. Wood is very good with a large patch of abrasion visible on the top left rear, handling marks and dings and scratches throughout. Mechanically fine. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 3,000 - 4,500
Marlin Model 93 Lever Action Sporting Carbine - Serial no. C4451, 30-30 cal., 20 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured from 1893 to 1936. Pinched front sight with bead and adjustable notch “v” rear sight on a barrel marked with the two line address (without the patent dates), “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL”, and “30-30”. The top of the receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY” and the upper tang is marked “Marlin/MODEL 93”. Blue finished with casehardened receiver, lever and buttplate. CONDITION: Fine. The barrel and magazine retain 85% original blue finish with some scattered pin prick pitting. The receiver and lever retain 70% original case colors fading to a gray patina with some speckled discoloration. The buttplate has a gray patina. The wood is fine with some minor dings and scratches, with the buttstock ill-fitting at the frame. Mechanically excellent. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,500
       LOT 3049

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