"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LIGHTWEIGHT LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 13243. Cal. 38-55. Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine with German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with uncheckered, nicely figured American walnut with straight stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Company letter identifying this rifle as found and indicating shipment date of July 31, 1886. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Fine.ááBbl retains 75-80% orig blue, thinning & turning plum with a few scattered nicks on the edges.ááMagazine tube is mostly a silver/brown patina.ááReceiver retains 70-75% thinning orig blue, mostly gray on bottom with traces of case colors on lever & hammer.ááWood is sound with minor nicks & scratches and retains most of an old restored finish.ááMechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-36035 JR2 (3,000-4,500)"
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