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SN 115303. Cal. 38-55. Beautiful deluxe takedown ’93 with 26″ oct bbl, full magazine, takedown, with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight, long semi-buckhorn rear sight and Lyman combination tang sight. Left top bbl flat & receiver have British proofs along with “.370”. Mounted with very nicely figured American walnut with B-style checkered forearm and straight stock with Marlin hard rubber buttplate. Locking cam is long style. Left side of upper tang is stamped with matching SN which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock. Receiver is engraved in No. 2 style with the vignette of a feeding bull elk with birds & trees in background in oval frame border with foliate arabesque patterns fore and aft with arrowhead and wavelet borders. Right side is engraved with foliate arabesque patterns and a shell pattern back of loading gate port. Sides of lever boss, bolt, top and bottom of receiver, top tang, forend cap and exposed flats of bbl over chamber area are engraved to match. Top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter that identifies this rifle as a Model 1893 in caliber 38-55 with 26″ oct bbl, takedown and shipped Jan. 11, 1895. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Very fine, all matching. Bbl retains 94-95% strong orig blue with light muzzle edge and sharp edge wear; magazine tube retains 90-92% orig blue turning plum; receiver, lever and hammer retain most of their orig factory case colors, moderately thinned, turned silver on bottom of takedown ring with a few scattered small spots of pitting; outer face of lever has turned silver; wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches, showing wear on carry point of forearm and another spot of wear on comb of stock, otherwise retains most of its orig factory varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright crisp bore. 50412-21 (15,000-25,000) – Lot 4181

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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