"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE 1ST MODEL REBATED FRAME . SN 155. Cal. 45 Govt. (45-70). Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mtn. front sight with homemade German silver blade & altered Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Receiver has the 1st style "step" on bottom front of frame with solid carrier. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube retain a smooth plum/brown patina with some light pitting on magazine tube. Receiver retains traces of orig finish in sheltered areas being mostly a mottled silver/brown patina. Front raised area, right rebated area & top of receiver have hammer marks. Forearm has a repaired break over loading gate spring and a repaired severe break in wrist of stock with usual nicks & scratches and overall retains a hand worn old restored finish. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-36002 JR25 (3,000-5,000)"
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