"MARLIN MODEL 1889 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 30740. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with 24" oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mtn. front sight with German silver blade, Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight & a locking Lyman tang sight. Mounted with very nicely figured uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. There were a total of 55,119 Model 1889 rifles made but very few survive with much orig condition today. CONDITION: Very fine to extremely fine. Bbl retains 95-97% strong orig blue with only minor sharp edge wear & a few tiny spots of pin prick pitting. Magazine tube has a small dent & a cleaned area over some minor pitting and overall retains about 75% strong orig blue. Receiver retains about 95-96% glossy orig blue with a few scattered tiny spots of pinprick pitting. Lever retains 60-70% strong case colors, bright in sheltered areas, faded on outer face. Hammer retains 95-96% bright case colors. Wood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of its orig varnish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with scattered fine pitting. 4-35376 JR48 (3,500-5,000)"
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