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18CY-19 1881 MARLIN

Currency:USD Category:Firearms & Military Start Price:250.00 USD Estimated At:NA
18CY-19 1881 MARLIN
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Marlin Model 1881 lever action rifle, .45 Govt. caliber, Serial #3440. The rifle is in good overall condition with a 30” heavy octagon barrel with a blade front and Winchester folding tangent rear sights. The Lot Title barrel and magazine have gone to a mixture of brown and silver patina with the magazine having been shortened by 2 ¼” during the period of use. The receiver has gone to a speckled brown/grey patina. The lever and Lot Title hammer show old, toned case hardening. The smooth wood stock is in good condition with mars, compressions and an old coat of varnish added. The butt stock ends with a smooth, steel crescent butt plate. The bore is rough Lot Title with rust and scattered pitting, the action functions and markings are legible on this rare heavy barrel Model 1881 desirable in the 45-70 cartridge, circa 1883. $500-$1,000. (Antique).