Marlin Model 1881 .40-60 – FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION, NICE!, vintage firearms inc
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Category: Marlin Rifles - Antique - Marlin Rifles
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Seller: Vintage Firearms, Inc
Company: Vintage Firearms, Inc.
Member Since: 5/19/07
First Name: jay
Last Name: shachter
Country: United States
Phone: (616) 292-6240
Phone2: (616) 608-4337
Fax: (616) 608-4701
Number of Active Listings: 86
Total Number of Listings: 3239
Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: credit card, check, certified funds, wire transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost.)
General Specs: Marlin, Year 1885, .40-60 cal, 9lbs 11oz, LOP 13 1/8"
Serial Number: 9563
What a great find we have here in this ANTIQUE Marlin Model 1881 rifle on the large frame and .40-60 caliber. Most of these rifles are in rough condition, have been restored or “refinished” over time, or have been altered in some significant way. This rifle, sn9563 built in 1885, is wholly original with no restoration of any kind and still retains LOTS OF ORIGINAL CONDITION. The 28” full octagon heavy barrel has 90% factory blue, EXCELLENT SHINY BORE WITH STRONG RIFLING AND ONLY VERY MINOR FROSTING, original factory sights, clear distinct stampings. The full-length magazine tube is without damage. The action retains 70% factory blue with some streaking, loading gate still has 90% charcoal blue, solid screws, and is excellent mechanical working order. You can take this Marlin out and shoot it to your heart’s content and she should be accurate with the excellent rifling and bore. THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED RIFLE WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY. WE HAVE STRIPPED THE ACTION TO ITS SMALLEST PART, ULTRASONIC CLEANED ALL, INSPECTED ALL PARTS FOR INTEGRITY AND FUNCTION, LUBRICATED AND REASSEMBLED, READY FOR USE. The wood is original to the gun and has 136 years of bumps and dings, but has no cracks, splits, or repairs and still has excellent wood to metal fit. The wood finish appears to be factory original and is mostly all there. The factory crescent steel butt plate is in excellent condition as well. This a BIG heavy rifle weighing 9lbs. 11oz. and the Cody Firearms Museum info sheets documents the rifle just as you see her, shipped in 1885! Finding an ANTIQUE Marlin with such a good bore and excellent factory condition is a rare occurrence, as the black powder of the day was very corrosive. Bad bores don’t shoot well and hurt the value of the gun. Having a Marlin that has been thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and lubricated WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY is the best way to buy a rifle that you may choose to shoot. Can you imagine taking a fine buck with a 136 year old rifle??? Ammunition is readily available on the internet for reasonable prices. Thanks for looking!
Barrel Length: 28" STANDARD LENGTH
Bores: excellent plus; strong rifling
% Blue: 90% factory
Chambers: 10 round magazine
Sights: factory adjustable rear, large gold blade
Action: lever; top-eject
Case Color: action 70% factory blue
Screws: very good
Trigger Type: single
Trigger Guard Color: lever clean brown patina
Type: factory original
LOP: 13 1/8"
LOP To End Of Wood: 12 3/4"
Butt Treatment: crescent steel butt plate
There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details. PLEASE SEE MY OTHER FINE VINTAGE FIREARMS. Just open one of my ads and click on the line that says “see all items from this seller” and a very nice list of fine sporting and collectible arms will appear. I have many more fine sxs shotguns not yet listed. Thanks for looking!
Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost)
Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received.
Sales Tax: Sales tax will be collected based on ship to address
Shipping & Insurance: Ground $70.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees!
Item Condition: Used
Requires FFL?: No, ANTIQUE
Call to purchase #616-292-6240. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc
We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase. Common requests are: -stock bending to suit your particular requirements -addition of any specified butt pad to increase length of pull -alteration of chokes to suit your shooting preferences -lengthening of chambers and forcing cones -darkening stock color with penetrating stains -restoring any part of the gun including rust blue, charcoal blue, bone and charcoal case color, wood restoration and checkering recuts. If you like one our guns but it needs "tweaked", let us know and we can quote you a time and price. Some enthusiasts like the guns "as found" and others want them "just so". We often list guns as found and let the particular buyer choose how they want their gun to fit or look.