"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 1181. Cal. 40 (40-60). Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered straight grain American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. It has 2nd type frame with solid carrier. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube are a thin plum/brown patina with sharp edge wear. Receiver has been cleaned to bright metal. Forearm has two cracks over loading gate spring, otherwise wood is sound showing heavy wear with some gouges on forearm & light nicks & scratches on buttstock. Forearm has a hand worn patina and buttstock retains 60-70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-36005 JR23 (3,000-5,000)"
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