MARLIN MODEL 1881 THIN SIDE LIGHTWEIGHT FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE IN 38-55
Guns International #: 101413676 Seller's Inventory #: JM1036
Category: Marlin Rifles - Antique - Marlin Rifles
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Seller: LeRoy Merz Antique Guns
Company: Merz Antique Guns
Member Since: 10/27/09
First Name: LeRoy
Last Name: Merz
Country: United States
Phone: (218) 739-3255
Fax: (218) 739-4599
Number of Active Listings: 913
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Seller: FFL Dealer
Return Policy: 3 day inspection and return policy on used guns.
Payment Types Accepted: Money orders, cashier or personal checks
Original 28 inch full octagon barrel, full length magazine tube, original sights include Marlin rear and folding tang, generally exc bore. Original pistol grip checkered Circassian style walnut is in exc condition with a few minor handling mars, no splits or cracks, rifle style buttplate. Gun is beautifully engraved in a bank note style of more elaborate than standard engraving featuring a grizzly bear on one side and a deer in an oval panel on the other side. Overall gun is in fine cond with 75% toning barrel and mag blue, receiver is nickel plated and has turned a very attractive dull patina nickelly coloration with 95%+ nickel remaining. Gun was formerly in the Brophy collection, a historian for Marlin, and is one of the scarcer of the Marlin's as there were only 3 or 4 of these ever engraved in the thin side lightweight rifle configuration. All original, fine little gun.
Leroy Merz Antique Firearms specializes in antique and vintage Winchesters and other fine American firearms. Since 1965 Mr. Merz has taken part in the world of firearms and has been a contributor to many well known reference books. We have hundreds of additional guns in every price range at our home online. Search for Merz Antiques in google.
Price: $ 24,500.