Model 1881 Semi-Deluxe Marlin Rifle with Factory Letter

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.40-60 caliber, 28" round barrel, with full magazine, S/N 12798 (ca 1886).  Blued finish with case hardened hammer, lever, and buttplate.  Varnished walnut half stock with pistol grip.  Blade front sight with elevator rear sight and tang mounted aperture.  Barrel marked with third type two-line Marlin address and patent dates with 1880 re-issue marking.  Serial number forward of lever with caliber on top of barrel forward of frame.  Marlin manufactured a total of 1303 made with the pistol grip configuration, though the lack of checkering as found on similar pieces and round barrel accompanied by full-length magazine reinforces the true rarity of this item.  Includes factory letter confirming figuration and February 1886 shipping date.

Provenance:Ex: Warren Webster Collection, Robert Lyles Collection

Condition: Fine. Most of the blued finish remains on barrel with some thinning and wear from age and use with exposed areas taking on a light plum patina.  Some similar wear to frame, exposed areas taking on a mottled patination. Some very minor case coloring remaining on hammer. Stock retains its coat of varnish with some scattered handling marks and blemishes, but no serious cracks or splits. Bore is good with visible rifling and minor old pitting.

EST $ 8500 - 12000

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This item is part of Arms and Armor: Live Auction
 Thursday, May 7, 2020 | 10:00 AM  Eastern
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Model 1881 Semi-Deluxe Marlin Rifle with Factory Letter
Model 1881 Semi-Deluxe Marlin Rifle with Factory Letter
Lot number: 294
Seller: Cowan's Auctions
Event: Arms and Armor: Live Auction
Ends: Thursday, May 7 | 10:00 AM  Eastern

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