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    LOT 3115
Factory Engraved Marlin Deluxe Model 1891 Lever Action Rifle with Factory Letter - Serial no. 102162, 32 cal., 24 inch octagon bbl., blue/ casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1894, this engraved, deluxe Model 1891 is a highly sought after rarity in Marlin collecting. Only a few early factory engraved Model 1891s are known to exist. The Marlin patterns, including the engraving on this rifle, were designed by Ulrich who was influenced by the 19th century masters L.D. Nimschke and Gustave Young. Conrad
Ulrich spent a lifetime embellishing some of the finest high art firearms of the late 19th century to early 20th century. The engraved motif on the special order casehardened receiver is very similar to Marlin’s
No. 2 pattern as illustrated in Brophy’s “Marlin Firearms” on page 534. The engraving consists of extensive scrollwork and scroll borders along with finely detailed game scene vignettes. The left side of the receiver
features a whitetail buck in an oval panel, and the right side features a whitetail buck in a circular panel. The breech of the barrel has flourishes of scrollwork. Additional
scrollwork is featured on the forend cap. The rifle is fitted with a Lyman combination front sight,
an elevation adjustable notch rear sight, and a folding tang peep sight. The top barrel flat has the
standard two-line Marlin address and patent dates. “MARLIN SAFETY” is marked on top of the receiver. The nicely figured walnut forearm and pistol grip stock feature the Marlin No. A checkering pattern, and the buttstock has a crescent buttplate. The accompanying factory letter confirms the caliber, 24 inch octagon barrel, pistol grip stock, and shipment on 15 August 1894. Marlin records are notoriously incomplete, as noted Marlin expert William Brophy explained, “Unfortunately, the few remaining factory records do not, with any regularity, indicate if the gun was factory engraved or not.” CONDITION: Very fine, retains 90% plus of the refinished blue finish and 90% plus of the vibrant professionally restored case colors with some slight thinning on the magazine, the balance of the receiver a smooth grey patina, and crisp engraving overall. The wood is very fine with some scattered light handling marks, a few minor chips at the base of the pistol grip, and mostly crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent. An opportunity to add a scarce, factory engraved, early production Marlin Model 1891 rifle to your collection! Estimate: 5,000 - 7,500
LOT 3116
Extremely Scarce Documented Antique Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Musket in .32-40 Caliber with Factory Letter - Serial no. 130842, 32-40 cal., 30 inch round bbl., blue finish, walnut stock. This is an extremely scarce example Marlin Model 1893 Musket, of which only 31 are listed in the Marlin’s records, and only 22 were manufactured in .32-40 caliber. Brophy’s book “Marlin Firearms” indicates that this serial number was the second 1893 Musket produced in 1895 and the first of 19 produced on December 14, 1895. The included factory letter confirms; Type: Musket, Caliber 32/40, Barrel length: 30 inches and Date shipped: December 14, 1895. The barrel has double pedestal peep front sight and military ladder-type rear sight. Blued finish with casehardened hammer and lever. Walnut stocks with two barrel bands and carbine style metal buttplate and sling mounts, with 1894 style sling swivels. Missing the ramrod and part of the front sight. CONDITION: Fine, with 60% of the original blue finish remaining, thinning, with scattered dings, scratches and overall faint spotting. Faint case colors on hammer and lever. The wood is also fine with scattered dings, and scratches. Mechanically excellent. A scarce opportunity to own a desirable Marlin Model 1893 Musket, absent from most Marlin collections. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection; Property of a Gentleman. Estimate: 4,500 - 6,500
        LOT 3117
Marlin Model 1893 Lever Action Takedown Rifle in Desirable .38-55 Caliber - Serial no. 227509, 38-55 cal., 26 inch round bbl., blue/casehardened finish, walnut stock. Manufactured in 1901 in takedown configuration and chambered in .38-55 caliber. The rifle is fitted with a German silver blade front sight and an elevation adjustable rear sight. The barrel has the two-line Marlin legend, “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL” marking, and the caliber designation at the
breech. The frame has very attractive casehardened finish and is marked “MARLIN SAFETY” on top. The upper tang has the model designation.
It is mounted with a smooth walnut forearm and straight grip stock. The buttstock is fitted with a crescent buttplate.
CONDITION: Fine. The barrel and magazine tube retain 70% original blue finish with thinning to brown on the balance along with extensive moderate patches of pitting visible on
right side of barrel. The buttplate and takedown collar are a mixture of silvered out original case colors and brown patina. 40% original case colors remain on the hammer and lever. The frame
retains 90% plus vivid original case colors. The wood is also fine with scattered numerous dings and scratches visible with much of the original finish remaining. Mechanically excellent. Estimate: 1,600 - 2,500

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