"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE. SN 21537. Cal. 32-40. Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & flat top Marlin rear sight. Mounted with very nicely figured, uncheckered American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate and is fitted with dbl set triggers. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Company letter fully identifying this rifle with set triggers and indicating shipment March 27, 1889. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Very good to fine.ááBbl & magazine tube retain thin orig blue in sheltered areas being mostly a plum/brown patina.ááReceiver retains 25-30% thin orig blue being mostly a plum/brown patina with striation lines on sides.ááForearm has a hairline on right side and a couple of gouges, otherwise wood is sound with forearm showing heavy saddle bow wear and overall retaining most of an old restored finish.ááMechanics are fine, strong dark bore that may clean better. 4-36033 JR3 (3,000-5,000)"
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