"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 9251. Cal. 40 (40-60). Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mountain front sight and Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Fine. Bbl retains 30-35% thin orig blue with balance a thin silver to plum/brown patina. The magazine tube is mostly a thin silver/brown patina. Receiver retains 65-75% thin orig blue, mostly a gray/brown patina on the bottom. Wood is sound with a scratch in the forearm and a minor grain check with buttstock retaining most of an old restored finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright shiny bore. 4-36027 JR1 (3,500-5,000)"
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