"MARLIN MODEL 1881 DELUXE SPECIAL ORDER LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 11026. Cal. 40 (40-60). Scarce deluxe '81 with 28" oct bbl, half magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight with adjustable aperture. Receiver has dbl set triggers. Mounted with very nicely figured, checkered American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. It has dbl set triggers & case colored frame. The half magazine feature is very rare with only 194 produced Marlin Firearms, Brophy. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Very good. Bbl & magazine tube are mostly a silver/brown patina with orig blue in sheltered areas. Receiver retains about 75-80% silvered case colors with traces of faded colors in sheltered areas. Wood is sound with forearm showing heavy wear & a hand worn patina. Buttstock shows moderate wear with a few nicks & scratches and retains a hand worn patina with traces of orig oil finish. Mechanics are fine, strong bright bore with scattered pitting. 4-36040 JR8 (4,000-7,000)"
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