"MARLIN MODEL 1888 LEVER ACTION RIFLE. SN 25373. Cal. 38 WCF (38-40). Standard grade rifle with rare 24" rnd bbl, full magazine, German silver Rocky Mtn. front sight & Marlin semi-buckhorn rear sight. Mounted with straight grain, uncheckered American walnut with straight grip & crescent buttplate. According to the book Marlin Firearms, Brophy, only 4,814 of these rare rifles were ever made and of that small number only 266 were with rnd bbls. PROVENANCE: Leland Clapp Collection. CONDITION: Good. No orig finish remains being a smooth medium brown patina, slightly thinner on receiver with traces of silvered case colors on lever & hammer. Stock has a pinned repair through wrist & a hairline in wrist, otherwise wood is sound with forearm a smooth hand worn patina & buttstock retaining about 70% orig varnish. Mechanics are fine, strong bore with fine pitting. 4-36054 JR35 (2,000-3,000)"
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