"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 18730. 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 uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. It has 3rd type frame with split carrier & dbl set triggers. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 50-60% thin orig blue, stronger in sheltered areas, mixed with medium patina. Magazine tube has thin blue in sheltered areas, being mostly a silver/gray patina. Receiver retains about 40% thin orig blue, mostly on left side, with blue on right side in sheltered areas. Lever & hammer retain thin faded case colors. Wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and retains most of an old refinish. Mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. Would make an outstanding Cowboy Action Shooter. 4-36018 JR15 (2,500-4,000)"
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