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LOT 1063
Phenomenal Panel Scene Engraved, Gold and Platinum Inlaid Antique Marlin Deluxe Model 1893 Lever Action Takedown Rifle - Serial no. 131095, 38-55 cal., 26 inch octagon bbl., blue/casehardened finish, deluxe checkered walnut stock. Offered here is a wonderful Marlin factory engraved and inlaid Model 1893 rifle manufactured in 1895. From 1881 to 1910 renowned master engraver Conrad F. Ulrich, Jr. did most of the engraving for Marlin. The quality of the embellishment certainly reaches Ulrich’s standards. He was after all the person who established Marlin’s patterns. It is a fine engraving with the added elegance of gold and platinum inlaid line borders. The receiver is decorated with floral scrollwork on a stippled background along with various stylistic bordering. The top of the receiver has the standard “MARLIN SAFETY” flanked by light scrollwork. The right side of the receiver features a leaf outlined in gold and platinum. The floral scrollwork and inlaid leaf flourish is carried over to the bolt. The centerpiece to this embellishment is the highly detailed oval panel game scene outlined in a gold and platinum border terminating in scrolls. The finely cut scene depicts a hunter firing his trusty Marlin rifle at a running stag. So detailed is the engraving that even smoke bellows out of the rifle muzzle. Simple scrollwork and inlaid flourishes extend to the takedown collar and lever. Additional engraved scrollwork appears at the rear
of the barrel. A band that borders around the caliber marking decorates the breech of the barrel. The buttplate tang, forend cap and hammer are engraved and inlaid to match. The rifle is equipped with a dovetail Marble No. 2 beaded blade front sight, a folding two leaf rear sight and a tang folding peep sight. The top barrel flat is stamped with the two-line New Haven address and patent marking ending with the August 1893 date. The nicely figured deluxe walnut forearm and pistol grip stock feature Marlin’s multi- point no. G cut checkering. Within the checkering is a unbroken band. The buttstock is featured with a crescent buttplate.

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