"MARLIN MODEL 1881 DELUXE LIGHTWEIGHT RIFLE. SN 22500. Cal. 38-55. Fine deluxe rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with nicely figured, B-style checkered American walnut with checkered serpentine pistol grip stock & crescent buttplate. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Company letter stating they are unable to provide details on this rifle, only that it was manufactured in 1889. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Fine.ááBbl & magazine tube retain about 80% strong orig blue with a few scattered spots of light surface discoloration.ááReceiver retains about 75% orig blue, strong on sides, thinning over top & bottom.ááLever, hammer & buttplate retain faded case colors.ááWood is sound showing moderate to heavy wear with forearm retaining 40-50% orig finish and buttstock 75-80% orig finish with some dark oil staining around grip area.ááHammer will not hold in safety notch, otherwise mechanics are fine, bright shiny bore. 4-36037 JR5 (4,500-7,000)"
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