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LOT 3075
Exceptional Factory Panel Scene Engraved Marlin Deluxe Model 1893 Lever Action Rifle - Serial no. 351742, 38-55 cal., 26 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1906 and beautifully embellished with highly sought after Marlin factory No.
5 engraving. The casehardened receiver features broad scrollwork on a punch dot background along with stunning, finely detailed game scenes. The “Monarch of the Dell” (based on the painting “Monarch of the Glen” by Landseer), a typical sign of Marlin’s best work, takes center stage on the left side. On the right side of the receiver is a scene depicting a grizzly bear proudly standing over his fresh kill. A similar engraving pattern but with the addition of inlaid work was used on Annie Oakley’s Model 1893 no. 419119 that we had the pleasure of selling in the December 2020 Premier Auction. Examples of the engraving are found on
pages 199-200 of Brophy’s “Marlin Firearms.” Conrad Ulrich engraved most of the work for Marlin c. 1881 to 1910 while his son Alden George engraved for Marlin c. 1905 to 1919. The Marlin patterns were established by Conrad Ulrich and were influenced by the works by renowned 19th century master engravers L.D. Nimschke and Gustave Young.

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