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SN 114243. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Wonderful deluxe ’89 with 28″ oct bbl, full magazine with German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and long semi-buckhorn rear sight. Top of receiver is marked “MARLIN SAFETY”. Left side of upper tang has matching SN which number is also found in top tang channel of buttstock and inside buttplate. Receiver is engraved in style-1 with the rnd vignette of a standing white tail buck in a forest scene on left side with light foliate arabesque patterns fore and aft with border of connected circles. Right side of frame is engraved in light foliate arabesque patterns with a shell pattern back of the loading gate opening. Side of bolt, top and bottom of frame and top tang are engraved to match with a rosette around the tang screw. Mounted with very nicely figured burl American walnut with Grade B checkering, a serpentine grip cap and crescent buttplate. Very few of this model had deluxe wood and extremely few were engraved, making this an extremely rare rifle. PROVENANCE: Ex-Wes Adams Collection. CONDITION: Extremely fine, all matching. Bbl, magazine tube and forend cap retain about 99% crisp, orig factory blue; receiver, lever and hammer retain virtually all of their orig factory case colors, brilliant on sides and top of receiver, slightly faded on bottom at carry point and outer face of lever; buttplate retains most of its orig case colors turned silvery; wood is sound with a few light nicks and scratches and retains most of its brilliant factory varnish finish; checkering shows very light diamond point wear. Mechanics are crisp, brilliant shiny bore, probably unfired. 50412-19 JS (25,000-50,000) – Lot 4185

Auction: Firearms - October 2016
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