"MARLIN MODEL 1881 HEAVY BARREL LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 18503. Cal. 40 (40-60). Rare Model '81 with special order 30" heavy oct bbl, 28" magazine tube, slightly altered German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl retains 60-70% thin orig blue with a series of small dings on left top flat & some fine pitting on rear sight. Magazine tube is a mottled silver/gray patina with scattered fine pitting. Receiver is a cleaned metal color with tool marks around hammer screw, which may be an old replacement. Wood is sound and retains about all of an old refinish. Hammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, strong dark bore. 4-36022 JR14 (3,500-5,000)"
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