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SN 198053. Cal. 38-55. Fine deluxe 1893 with 26″ oct to rnd bbl, half magazine, takedown with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very highly figured, flame and shell grain American walnut with C-style checkered forearm and serpentine pistol grip stock with crescent steel buttplate. Left side of upper tang is stamped with matching SN which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside toe of buttplate. Rifle is engraved Grade 1 which consists of the large vignette of a standing whitetail buck in a forest scene on left side with light foliate arabesque patterns and multiple borders. Right side of receiver, top & bottom of receiver & lever boss are engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns. All screws are gold plated. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Co. letter which identifies this rifle in cal. 38-55 with 26″ half oct bbl, half magazine, takedown, #1 engraved, “extra special”, “C” checkered stock & pistol grip, shipped Oct. 12, 1903. PROVENANCE: Ex-Tom Seymour Collection; Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Very fine overall. Bbl retains 95-96% strong orig blue with light thinning on each side of muzzle, light sharp edge wear on octagonal section with some scattered, very light surface discoloration; magazine tube retains dark blue in sheltered areas, turning plum on outer radius; receiver retains about 80% thinning orig blue, turned silver on bottom at carry point; hammer retains strong case colors and the lever strong case colors on sides and in sheltered areas, turned silver on outer faces; buttplate is a mottled silver/gray patina; hammer & tang screws retain strong gold wash on the heads, other screws retain traces of gold being mostly worn to nickel under-finish; wood is sound with normal nicks, dings and scratches with one deep scratch by the right toe and a small bruise on the forearm, otherwise is sound & retains most of its orig piano varnish finish; forearm retains about 80% strong orig piano varnish finish showing wear on bottom rear and moderate wear on checkering. Mechanics are crisp, very bright shiny bore. 50412-18 (10,000-20,000) – Lot 4182

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Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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