"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE 1ST MODEL REBATED FRAME. SN 43. Cal. 45 Govt. (45-70). Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mtn. front sight & very early Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has the 1st style "step" on bottom front of frame with the solid carrier. The front magazine stud dovetail is contoured to bbl flats. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth dark brown patina, lighter on magazine tube. Forend cap & buttstock have old, non-factory sling swivel holes. Receiver, lever & hammer also have a dark brown patina with a few scattered spots of light rust. Forearm is missing a small sliver over loading gate spring and there is a gouge on left side of wrist AT top tang, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old refinish over some orig finish on forearm and about 50% orig finish on buttstock. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-36000 JR26 (3,000-5,000)"
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