"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13899. Cal. 40 (40-60). Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, Rocky Mtn. front sight with homemade brass blade & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight grip & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. Receiver measures 1.023" thick making it a 3rd type light receiver. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains about 95% strong orig blue with only edge wear, a couple of dings & a few scattered spots of light discoloration. Magazine tube is overall a plum/blue/brown patina. Receiver retains about 50% thin orig finish being gray on top & bottom edges with some light to moderate pitting on bottom. Wood is sound with light nicks, dings & scratches and retains most of a light refinish. Mechanics are crisp, bright shiny bore with a few spots of fine pitting. 4-36010 JR19 (3,500-5,000)"
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