"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 4182. Cal. 45 Govt. (45-70). Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Caliber marking over chamber is reversed reading from receiver to muzzle instead of muzzle to receiver as is normally found. It has Type 2 receiver with solid carrier. The hammer screw, tang screw & forend cap screw are replacements. Mounted with nicely figured, slab-sawed uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & smooth steel semi-crescent buttplate. Wood is modern replacement. Serial number was observed on left sides of top & bottom tangs but was not found in buttstock & buttplate has serial number has serial number "2227". Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Co. letter stating they were unable to provide any information about this rifle except that it was made in 1883. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: About good. No orig finish remains with there being a blue/brown patina in some sheltered areas but generally overall a cleaned metal color. Wood is sound and retains about all of its fine custom finish with a few minor nicks & scratches. Mechanics are crisp, strong bore with good shine & some scattered pitting. Would make a good Cowboy Action Shooter. 4-36012 JR78 (2,000-3,000)"
Back to the index