"MARLIN MODEL 1881 HEAVY BARREL LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 8249. Cal. 40 (40-60). Rare special order '81 with 30" heavy oct bbl, 28" magazine, Rocky Mtn. front sight with replacement brass blade & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight and double set triggers. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Co. letter identifying this rifle with 30" bbl, set trigger & shipped March 10, 1886. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Good to very good. Bbl & magazine tube are mostly a mottled smooth silver/brown patina with blue in sheltered areas. Receiver retains 50-60% thin orig blue with some dings over top and on sharp edges. Forearm has a hairline at receiver, otherwise wood is sound with light nicks & scratches and a series of bruises on buttstock and overall retains 75-80% orig finish. Hammer is without safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine. Carrier has a broken finger but seems to function well. Bright shiny bore with scattered light pitting. 4-36019 JR17 (4,000-7,000)"
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