"MARLIN MODEL 1881 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 17808. Cal. 45-70. Standard grade rifle with 28" oct bbl, full magazine, Lyman front sight & altered Marlin rear sight with a Lyman tang sight & dbl set triggers. Mounted with uncheckered, straight grain American walnut with straight stock & semi-crescent smooth steel buttplate. Accompanied by a Marlin Firearms Company letter fully identifying this rifle with 28" bbl & set triggers and indicating shipment Nov. 10, 1888. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Good. Bbl retains 25-30% orig finish in sheltered areas with balance a plummy/brown patina with minor nicks & some scattered light pitting. Magazine tube is mostly a medium to dark patina with a small dent & scattered fine pitting. Receiver retains a mottled silver/gray/brown patina with a few spots of pitting. Wood is sound with nicks, dings & bruises with forearm a hand worn patina & buttstock retaining about 75% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with good shine. 4-36041 JR12 (2,000-3,000)"
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