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Marlin Firearms Company

JM1353 BEAUTIFUL MARLIN 1892 DELUXE

Item # JM1353

JM1353  BEAUTIFUL MARLIN 1892 DELUXE Caliber 22. Absolutely beautiful condition Marlin with nearly all finish remaining on the metal and wood. Nice sharp checkering. Very little wear to anything. Nice case colors on lever and hammer. The only flaking is on top of the receiver where the Marlin safety marking is. Other than that all blue is intact. Not even any wear at the carry point. Bore is just as pretty as the rest of the gun being excellent. This gun had to have been bought new and used very little before being put away for decades. A time capsule gun. Beautiful!!

Antique  $ 8,500.

JM1355 MARLIN MODEL 94

Item # JM1355

JM1355 MARLIN MODEL 94 Cal 25-20. Round bbl and full length mag. Receiver is mostly a grey color. Decent bbl and mag tube blue. Light freckling throughout. Equipped with an early Lyman tang sight. Bore is good with strong rifling and slight roughness. Buttstock is VG cond and nice fitting. Typical nice Marlin action.

Modern  $ 1,175.

JM1324 BALLARD SCHUETZEN RIFLE

Item # JM1324

JM1324  BALLARD SCHUETZEN RIFLE A Marlin Ballard No. 6 rifle in cal 40-65. Beautiful rifle with case colors still remaining on the frame. Nearly all visible. Very nice colors on the hammer and breech block. Bbl has nearly all finish remaining.It is aging and has some thin spots but overall very nice. Good smooth metal. Bbl is a 32" 1/2 oct. No dovetail for a rear sight. The front sight is an adjustable globe. Rear sight is a Vernier tang sight. Beautiful deluxe wood with cheek piece. Both buttstock and forearm are VG cond. The bore matches the beauty of the rifle!

Antique  $ 7,500.

JM1354 MARLIN 1893 CARBINE

Item # JM1354

JM1354  MARLIN 1893 CARBINE Cal 30-30. A saddle ring carbine. The saddle ring has been replaced with a gold colored ring. Metal is smooth and worn to a grey/blue. VG bore. Wood is relatively good with a decent fit to the tangs and frame. A couple of very small chips out on the upper corners. Forearm is good with one chip missing on the left in front of the band. For some reason this Marlin has a Savage rear sight on it? An affordable Marlin.

Modern  $ 975.

JM1350 MARLIN 1893 SHORT RIFLE

Item # JM1350

JM1350  MARLIN 1893 SHORT RIFLE Special order Marlin with oct 20" bbl. Cal 32-40. Bbl has the "Special Smokeless Steel" marking on it. Receiver color is a grey/silver. Some bbl blue remains. Mostly thinning. There is a replacement Rocky Mtn blade style front sight. Also there is another dove tail on the bbl near the frame. Bore cond is good. Some roughness throughout but with decent rifling. Buttstock is good overall cond and fits good to the tangs. Equipped with a well fitting rifle buttplate. Forearm is good also. A decent special order Marlin!

Modern  $ 1,175.

JM1346 MARLIN 1893 RIFLE IN ORIGINAL FACTORY CRATE WITH LOADING TOOLS AND AMMO

Item # JM1346

JM1346 MARLIN 1893 RIFLE IN ORIGINAL FACTORY CRATE WITH LOADING TOOLS AND AMMO Consignment listing - the owner described to us as “1893 Marlin lever action rifle that my father purchased from a small general store in Moreland Arkansas in the early 1950's. The rifle was still in the original wooden crate that it was shipped in from Marlin Firearms, and my dad happened upon it one day while selling groceries and feed to the store.  He had dropped his pen and when he bent over to get it, he saw the wooden crate under the store counter.  The owner of the store sold it to my dad that day.” This high condition case colored 1893 rifle has an about VG bore with sharp rifling and some roughness throughout. Cal 32-40. The 26” Oct bbl and full length mag tube retain 98+% original blue with very little scattered light freckling. Receiver, hammer and lever show most case colors 90-95% vivid . About 75% thinning blue on the S shaped steel butt plate. The stocks show just a few handling marks with light wear and most original finish. The original wooden crate is marked from Marlin Firearms Co. To an outfit in Moreland Ark. Attached is a Adams Express weigh bill, and a Marlin Firearms Co. Certificate declaring the contents as described accurately and in proper condition for transportation. The inside has been lined with red felt and the outside has had a coat of shellac applied to preserve it. Some leather straps were put on as hinges and latches for the top cover. This very well may be the only remaining Marlin 1893 rifle in its original shipping crate! Also includes 4 boxes of Winchester 32-40 cartridges and a Winchester Loading tool and mold set. PRICE HAS BEEN LOWERED BY CONSIGNEE from $12,500 down to $10,000.

Antique  $ 10,000.

JM07 CASE COLORED 26” BBL, 40 CALIBER 1881 MARLIN STANDARD FRAME RIFLE

Item # JM07-25-520

JM07 CASE COLORED 26” BBL, 40 CALIBER 1881 MARLIN STANDARD FRAME RIFLE Dim colors remain on mostly gray receiver, blue drifting to brown on bbl, some scratches, nice mag tube blue. Nice fitting buttstock with some unusual dowel plugs added?? Good forearm with the common hairline crack, no losses. Very crisp, solid action and good bore. Letter.

Antique  $ 4,250.

JM02 SUPERB MARLIN MODEL 1895 SRC

Item # JM02-25-514

JM02 SUPERB MARLIN MODEL 1895 SRC Caliber .45-70. Exc bore. Exc overall, 98%+ bbl and mag finish is present. Almost all blue which is still quite lustrous-just starting to turn, 98% vivid case colors on the receiver are darkening a bit. Considerable case colors on hammer and lever have turned quite dark. Considerable lacquer is still present over case colors. Exc walnut, orig sights. What a gun!

Antique  $ 18,500 sale pending.

JM12 1881 MARLIN SPECIAL ORDER 32 EXTRA HEAVY WEIGHT BBL WITH A SCARCE 28” MAGAZINE TUBE

Item # JM12-25-513

JM12  1881 MARLIN SPECIAL ORDER 32 EXTRA HEAVY WEIGHT BBL WITH A SCARCE 28” MAGAZINE TUBE Overall gun is in exc cond retaining approximately 90% orig blue starting to tone somewhat and drifting to a light plummish coloration on the mag tube. Orig wood is in exc cond with the usual light dings and mars but retains most all of the orig high gloss lacquer finish; fine bore and orig sights. Only 42 32 Model 81's were ever manufactured; very rare gun.

Antique  $ 14,500.

JM1298 NICE CASE COLORED MARLIN 97

Item # JM1298-25-505

JM1298  NICE CASE COLORED MARLIN 97 Marlin is noted for their beautiful case colors and this gun exhibits then well! All case colors remain on the receiver. Vivid and bright colored. Nice smooth metal. Bbl blue at 95-98%. Beautiful bright shiny bore in excellent cond. Scope blocks are mounted to the 24" oct bbl. Cal 22 S, L and LR. If you are looking for case colors this Marlin has it!

Modern  $ 3,500 .

JM1302 SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN MODEL 1893 RIFLE

Item # JM1302 -25-516

JM1302  SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN MODEL 1893 RIFLE Cal 32-40. Features the 5-4 pattern of engraving featuring the Monarch of the Glen on one side and a bear taking a buffalo on the other. Checkering in style E. Wood appears to be circassian style walnut and retains all the orig varnish and correct hard rubber buttplate. 24" half oct bbl and 1/2 mag. Bbl retains 95% blue toning slightly. Receiver has turned mostly a nickel color. Beautifully engraved in a basically relief pattern. Nice clean sharp little gun with a special order take down style frame.

Antique  $ 13,500.

JM1342 MARLIN MODEL 1894

Item # JM1342 -25-507

JM1342  MARLIN MODEL 1894 Good looking lever action in 38 cal. Early gun at just over 200k serial range. Still some case colors remaining but most of it has darkened. Bbl still exhibits quite a bit of blue. Light freckling throughout. It does have the early style Marlin long semi-buckhorn sight with correct elevator. Rocky Mountain front sight. Bore is good but needs a cleaning. Crescent butt plate that fits well as does the wood to the tangs and frame. Forearm is also in nice cond. Marlin are great guns and this is a good example.

Modern  $ 1,395.

JM1321 MARLIN 31 C GRADE SHOTGUN

Item # JM1321 -25-388

JM1321  MARLIN 31 C GRADE SHOTGUN Hammerless slide action shotgun in 16 ga. Typical C grade engraving with Mallards taking flight. Border in scroll engraving. Receiver has nearly all blue remaining. In fact all metal on this gun has orig finish present. Just some light aging to the bbl blue. Custom buttstock with beautiful deluxe wood is in VG cond. Has a Noshock recoil pad. Forearm is orig and in VG cond with nice sharp checkering. Nice bright shiny bore. Good action. 16 ga's were very popular in the olden days. They are harder to find than a 12 ga. Nice Marlin.

Modern  $ 2,100.

JM1311 1893 MARLIN SRC

Item # JM1311 -25-510

JM1311  1893 MARLIN SRC Cal 30-30. Orig 20" round carbine bbl with correct small bead front sight and typical flip-up folding rear sight. VG shootable bore. Full length mag tube. Carbine style wood in VG cond. A small repair at the bottom of the wrist which is hardly noticeable. Sound solid wood. Correct carbine style buttplate. Orig saddle ring. Overall metal is mostly a plum/brown patina. No pits. These Marlin saddle rings are really getting hard to come by.

Modern  $ 1,495.

JM1308 MODEL 95 MARLIN LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE

Item # JM1308 -25-517

JM1308  MODEL 95 MARLIN LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE Scarce cal 33 WCF. 24" round tapered bbl and half length mag tube. Lyman blade front sight. Of the period sporting rear sight. Wood has been very lightly cleaned and has a light coat of varnish added. Rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain 75% bright blue. Receiver is mostly a plum/brown with no pitting. Sound solid little gun. The light weight Marlin is very scarce.

Antique  $ 2,895.

JM1330 44 CALIBER 1889 MARLIN

Item # JM1330

JM1330  44 CALIBER 1889 MARLIN This Marlin has the rare feature of being full nickel plated. Some flaking of the nickel on the receiver, especially the right side and on the crescent style buttplate. Bbl has nice nickel remaining. Buttstock is in good cond. A little shy at the upper tang. Numerous handling marks. Forearm is also in pretty good cond. Wood has had a coat of stain and some old style varnish put on at some time. Bore would be in the good cond range with strong rifling. Just some roughness and some light pitting. Nice action.

Antique  $ 2,975.

JM1316 MARLIN MODEL 19-S SLIDE ACTION

Item # JM1316 -25-390

JM1316  MARLIN MODEL 19-S SLIDE ACTION This slide action shotgun is C grade in 12 ga with standard scroll engraving highlighting mallards in flight on the left side and what appears to be pigeons on the right side. Receiver has pretty much greyed out. Nice smooth metal. Bbl retains quite a bit of aging blue. Bore good to VG. Bright and shiny. There appears to have been some work done to the lower tang. What for? Nice marking on the upper tang. Appears to be the orig Marlin stock that has had some work done on it. The buttplate is a bit ill fitting. A coat of varnish has been added. The forearm looks to have been broken and repaired. A crack shows on the left all the way through. A couple of filled plug screws also visible. Forearm is together and solid. Old Marlin pumps had a unique look.

Modern  $ 675.

JM1320 MARLIN 28 C GRADE SHOTGUN

Item # JM1320 -25-387

JM1320  MARLIN 28 C GRADE SHOTGUN This C grade hammerless pump shotgun is in 12 ga and has a 30" bbl with full choke. Bore is exceptional. Bright shiny nice bore. Good looking gun with nearly all blue on frame. Standard C grade engraving on it. Bbl also has a lot of blue. A few wear and age spots. Top of the bbl is matted. Buttstock has the distinctive Marlin S style pistol grip. Wood is VG cond. It is semi-deluxe. The bad thing is someone put a recoil pad on it years ago. Forearm wood is a little darker and also deluxe grade. VG cond with no cracks or losses. Marlin made some fine shotguns but just couldn't compete with Winchester and Remington. This is a good collector piece.

Modern  $ 1,775.

JM1341 SPECIAL ORDER 1893 MARLIN

Item # JM1341 -25-509

JM1341  SPECIAL ORDER 1893 MARLIN A good looking unique rifle with half oct bbl. What was orig a 26" bbl is now 20". This is also a take down, cal 30-30 and has a crescent buttplate which has been nickel plated. A somewhat early gun in under 200k serial range. Antique blue/grey on the receiver. Bbl has thinning blue. Nice clean metal with good markings. Nice action. Buttstock is in good cond but a little shy at the frame. Forearm has a couple of dings but quite good for it's age. Bore is a bit rough and may clean up. Good looking Marlin.

Modern  $ 1,375.

JM1318 MARLIN No. 19 C GRADE

Item # JM1318 -25-392

JM1318  MARLIN No. 19 C GRADE Good looking rifle with engraving and nice blue on the receiver. Bbl also has nice blue remaining. Nice fancy dlx wood. Buttstock has been shortened and pad put back on. Doesn't look too bad. Very nice bright shiny bore. Action works good. A good looking old Marlin pump shotgun.

Modern  $ 1095.

JM1338 MARLIN 1894 RIFLE

Item # JM1338 -25-512

JM1338  MARLIN 1894 RIFLE 26" oct bbl, button mag and crescent buttplate. This gun has seen a lot of use and a little abuse. The metal is pretty smooth with a blue/brown patina on the receiver. Bbl is pretty much all plum/brown. Cal 25-20. Action works but is a little sluggish. Bolt is a bit loose and tell tale signs of some gunsmithing work done. Rough bore. Stock does not fit the best to the tangs and the crescent butt is a bit ill fitting. Forearm is in relatively good shape. Rear sight has been changed. If you look at it realisticly this gun is not bad for being almost 120 years old.

Antique  $ 650.

JM1345 BALLARD NO. 2 SPORTING RIFLE

Item # JM1345-23-465

JM1345  BALLARD NO. 2 SPORTING RIFLE Caliber 32 Long. The 28 oct bbl is very near pristine with clean smooth metal and 95%+ orig blue remaining. Receiver also has clean smooth metal with dimming case colors, bright shiny bore with some roughness at chamber area. Wood is near perfect with very light handling marks. You would have to search far and wide to find a better condition Ballard.

Antique  $ 3,750.

JM1301 VERY HIGH CONDITION MARLIN MODEL 39

Item # JM1301-25-534

JM1301  VERY HIGH CONDITION MARLIN MODEL 39 The Marlin model 39 was a great lever action 22. One in this cond is rarely seen. This gun looks virtually new. Nice case colors. All blue remaining. Excellent wood with just a few minor handling marks. Excellent bore. This gun is super nice!

Modern  $ 2,175.

JM1305 HIGH CONDITION MARLIN MODEL 97

Item # JM1305

JM1305  HIGH CONDITION MARLIN MODEL 97 Beautiful gun with all case color remaining. Dimmed some on the right side. Bbl blue is exceptional at about 95%+. Bore is VG to VG+. Nice slick action. Wood matches in condition. The 97 Marlin was an excellent lever action 22 and this is a very good example.

Modern  $ 4,500.

JM1292 RARE SPECIAL ORDER 1892 MARLIN

Item # JM1292-25-518

JM1292  RARE SPECIAL ORDER 1892 MARLIN The special order features include Swiss butt, nickel plated metal and checkered pistol grip stock. These are all unusual features for a 92 Marlin. The receiver has 80-90% blue remaining, flaking in areas. Bbl has about 70% with some wear and flaking at carry point. Nice markings visible. Butt stock is also the unique perch belly variety. Good overall cond with just some wear to the checkering. Forearm like wise is in good overall cond. Action works well. Bore is relined. A very unique Marlin!

Antique  $ 3,100.

JM1296 VERY RARE MARLIN 1893 SRC

Item # JM1296 -25-511

JM1296  VERY RARE MARLIN 1893 SRC It is very hard to find a 93 saddle ring in 38-55. This gun is mostly an antique brown color with light surface pitting in some areas. Most likely from poor storage such as being wrapped in a blanket. Good readable markings including the caliber. Butt stock has a well done repair that is nice and solid. Forearm also has an area in front of the bbl band that has some putty added. The bore is in the good to VG range. Typical Marlin in having a good action.

Modern  $ 1,875 .

JM1168 MARLIN MODEL 94 HALF ROUND, HALF OCTAGON BBL TAKE DOWN RIFLE

Item # JM1168-25-544

JM1168  MARLIN MODEL 94 HALF ROUND, HALF OCTAGON BBL TAKE DOWN RIFLE Caliber 25-20. This is a semi deluxe, checkered, pistol grip version. The orig case colors on the receiver have turned kind of a grayish nickelly color, still good case colors apparent on lever and hammer, pretty much all bbl blue remains. Installed on the bbl is a flip down Marbles rear, a long bladed front sight and a very nice Lyman flip up tang with the medium large apperture disc, bore is in fair to good cond and may clean up to be even better.

Modern  $ 2,950.

JM1291 HIGH CONDITION FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN 1893

Item # JM1291 -25-541

JM1291  HIGH CONDITION FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN 1893 This is a take down rifle in cal 30-30. Oct bbl and full length mag tube. Lyman flip up tang sight, 2-leaf fold down bbl sight and adjustable windage front sight. Wood is carved in a C pattern. Checkered pistol grip. Butt stock and forearm are in excellent cond. Stock has rifle style butt plate. Overall metal is smooth and clean with bbl retaining about 95% bright shiny blue. Mag tube is about 90%. Receiver has clean smooth metal with some case colors remaining and the balance turning an aged silver. Engraving is sharp, clear and precise. Pattern 5-1 featuring a tiger on one side and a Labrador on the other. This engraving is a deeper relief style and more elaborate than normally seen. Marlin are fine guns, this is fine and beautiful!!

Antique  $ 19,500.

VERY RARE BALLARD MODEL 1-3/4 FAR WEST HUNTERS RIFLE IN CALIBER 40-65

Item # JM1090

VERY RARE BALLARD MODEL 1-3/4 FAR WEST HUNTERS RIFLE IN CALIBER 40-65 Very rare gun which was only made for approximately a year and a half in 1880. Orig 30 full round bbl, VG+ shootable bore that would probably clean to better. Orig sights include typical Marlin Buckhorn rear and blade front. Overall metal is a plum brownish patina coloration with sharp corners, good markings, no pits. Wood has an old age crack in the wrist but is solid, numerous dings and mars from hunting use and a sliver missing along the front forearm on the top edge; rifle style butt, loop lever and double set triggers. Decent little gun, all orig and virtually impossible to find.

Antique  $ 3,950.

FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 95 MARLIN RIFLE

Item # JM337 -22-266

FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 95 MARLIN RIFLE Cal 40-65. Original 26" half oct bbl and half length mag tube. Original sights. Excellent bore. Original checkered pistol grip dlx grade walnut stocks are excellent+ condition retaining most high gloss lacquer. Only a few light handling mars. Complete with hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Gun is engraved in what I believe to be factory pattern number 2 featuring a dog chasing a deer on one side in an oval and a buck in an oval on the other. Overall gun is in fantastic condition with 98% vivid case colors on the receiver, forend cap, take down ring, hammer and lever. The bbl retains 97% bright glossy blue. It would be hard to improve on the gun! Guaranteed all original with take down style frame. Complete with Factory Letter.

Antique  $ 49,500.

JM1047 DOUBLE SET TRIGGER 1881 MARLIN 40 CALIBER RIFLE

Item # JM1047-25-515

JM1047  DOUBLE SET TRIGGER 1881 MARLIN 40 CALIBER RIFLE Brown patina gun with blue in protected areas, bore is fair with good rifling but has some roughness. Good wood.

Antique  $ 2,950 .

JM04 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 RIFLE

Item # JM04-25-542

JM04 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 RIFLE Caliber .45-90. 30" oct bbl, full length magazine, VG+ bore. Engraved in a Grade 2 pattern with a running buck and dog in oval on left side along with scrolls and border motifs; scroll engraving on right side with initials in circle. 60% blue remains on the bbl and mag-balance turned a plum blue patina, traces of case colors on frame, hammer and lever-balance has faded to a pleasing soft patina; orig sights include a combination flip up front and a Lyman tang peep. Checkered deluxe pistol gripped stocks have had a sound repair to the wrist area and a coat of varnish added; rifle style buttplate.

Antique  $ 13,750.

JM03 SCARCE DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1897 RIFLE

Item # JM03-25-546

JM03 SCARCE DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1897 RIFLE .22 Caliber. One-half octagon bbl, full length magazine, fine+ bore and fine+ overall; 90% bbl blue, 75% magazine blue, considerable case colors remain on frame, hammer and lever. Sharp engraving with a buck deer forest scene in circle bordered by scroll work on left side; more scroll work on right side. Very nice checkered deluxe pistol grip walnut with most all lacquer intact, light handling dings and scratches here and there. Combination globe front and Marbles tang sights. Great lookin' little gun!

Antique  $ 11,500.

FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 MARLIN RIFLE

Item # JM339 -24-477

FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 MARLIN RIFLE Features the number 2 pattern engraving with a wolf chasing a buck on one side and a deer on a mountain on the other. Very beautifully done. 24" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Excellent bore. Original sights and high grade pistol grip checkered wood. Shows very little use. Slightly raised grain on the stock. Complete with correct shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun is in beautiful condition with 98% original bbl and mag blue. 95% vivid case colors on the receiver. This gun has a factory inscription on the top of the left hand side oval that says " N B MILLER" . Very nicely done. There are a couple of light bad storage pits in that area. All original.

Modern  $ 27,500.

JM1070 MARLIN 1895 NICKEL PLATED CARBINE IN 38-56

Item # JM1070-25-543

JM1070  MARLIN 1895 NICKEL PLATED CARBINE IN 38-56 Some of the nickel is in relatively good shape, some is flaking and some is gone. Receiver retains nickel in protected areas otherwise it has pretty much flaked off and it appears there has been a little bit of cleaning on one side. This gun has got some very pretty wood; it has been restocked and looks good. Bore is fair to good with some roughness, action is very nice. Here's your chance to get an 1895 and have some fun for not a lot of money.

Antique  $ 2,750.

FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 RIFLE

Item # JM338 -25-526

FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 RIFLE Cal 22 LR. Featuring the very scarce 5(4) pattern of engraving. Factory work no doubt. Referred to as the monarch of the glen. Features a large elk on a mountain on one side and a grizzly feasting on a cow on the other. Very unusual to see a Big Game scene on a 22 rifle. This gun has been elaborately done with engraving extending up the bbls and on the forend cap. Original 24" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Original sights. Pistol grip checkered beautifully grained dlx walnut stock. Checkering in pattern "F". Hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun is in excellent condition having a factory refinish quite some time ago. It still retains about 95% of the bright case colors and vivid blue on bbl and mag. Extremely attractive gun!

Modern  $ 25,000.

JM1252A MARLIN No 18 SLIDE ACTION

Item # JM1252A-25-540

JM1252A  MARLIN No 18 SLIDE ACTION A slim trim little rifle with a 20" oct bbl. Cal 22. Most blue remains on both the receiver and the bbl. There is some light to moderate frekking on the bbl and a couple spots on the receiver. Bore is shiny but there is some roughness. Wood is in VG cond and nice fitting. Upper tang has 2 holes drilled for an upper tang sight which are not factory holes. Very nice little rifle.

Modern  $ 1,275.

JM1285 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION 22 CALIBER RIFLE

Item # JM1285 -25-539

JM1285  ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION 22 CALIBER RIFLE 24" half oct bbl with 2/3 length mag tube. Excellent bore. Original sights include an ivory inlaid Lyman #6 front sight, typical Marlin buckhorn rear sight and a folding tang sight. Deluxe grade wood in excellent condition with sharp checkering. Original correct pistol grip shotgun style buttplate. Retains most original high gloss lacquer finish. Receiver has #1 pattern of engraving featuring a buck and woods scene on one side and scroll engraving on the other. Very fine condition throughout with 95% excellent bright vivid case colors. Would be hard to improve upon this beauty!

Antique  $ 17,500.

NUMBER 5 MARLIN BALLARD PACIFIC RIFLE

Item # JM1276-25-545

NUMBER 5 MARLIN BALLARD PACIFIC RIFLE Cal 40-85. Original 32" full oct heavy weight bbl with a VG+ bore. Original sights. Original correct ramrod mounted underneath bbl. Wood retains most original varnish with a fair amount of scuffs and mars but basically sound and solid. Missing a slight amount of wood just on the bottom of buttstock where it meets the back of the frame. Overall metal is in fine condition. Sharp corners. Excellent markings. Retaining about 25% original blue turning a plumish color. Receiver is mostly a nickel color. No pitting. Excellent mechanics. Complete with double set triggers.

Antique  $ 3,975.

TWO BARREL DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKE DOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER .30-30

Item # JM124-25-525

Original 26 half octagon barrel, 2/3 length magazine, VG bore, also very rare original 18" half octagon barrel, .30 Caliber, 14" magazine, VG bore. Engraved in a No. 3 pattern with a buck deer in a circle surrounded by scroll and border engraving on the left; the right side has scroll engraving as well with motifs on the take down lug and extending onto the barrel flats. Overall metal and engraving cuts are clean and sharp; the long barrel retains approximately 80% blue-the balance is turning a blue plum patina coloration. The short barrel and magazine have turned a plummish blue patina and have gold and platinum lines near the breech. Fitted with flip up ladder rear sight; traces of case colors remain on the frame, hammer and lever-balance has softened and is starting to turn nickelly in areas. Original high base Beaches combination front (missing the globe), 2-leaf express rear and Lyman flip up tang peep sights. VG+ checkered pistol grip deluxe walnut retains considerable original varnish; hardrubber buttplate. Great looking 1893!

Antique  $ 11,500.

JM320 NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED MARLIN NO. 6 BALLARD

Item # JM320-25-547

JM320  NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED MARLIN NO. 6 BALLARD Cal 38-55. Original 30" half oct bbl. VG shootable bore. Globe peep front sight. Folding Lyman tang rear sight. Original checkered fancy stock with cheek piece in generally VG condition with some minor repair at the wrist but sound and solid. Complete with a Schutzen style buttplate. Receiver is beautifully engraved in the typical Nimschke style of overlaid floral scrolls. Done very well. Featuring a buck deer in a panel on the top of the receiver. Double loop lever with double set triggers. Overall metal is clean and sharp. Excellent corners. Fine markings. Only minor pitting toward the end of the bbl perhaps from a bloody hand. Traces of case color turning dark and some silvery. Bbl is a plum/bluish coloration. It has an unusual cannon muzzle ring affect where the bbl turns from oct to round. Fine little gun. Untouched and VERY nicely engraved!

Antique  $ 8,500 .

JM318 MARLIN MODEL 95 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE

Item # JM318-24-462

JM318  MARLIN MODEL 95 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE Cal 38-56. Original 26" half oct bbl and full mag tube. Gun is elaborately engraved with a grade 5 pattern 1 featuring a moose on one side and a stag deer in an oval on the other side. Fancy Burl checkered pistol grip Dlx wood is checkered in D pattern. Retains most high gloss lacquer finish. Overall metal in fine condition with about 90% bbl and mag blue. Receiver has turned mostly nickel color with traces of case color in protected areas. Case colors showing on hammer and lever. Overall gun looks great! Complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.

Antique  $ 22,500.

JM303 MARLIN MODEL 94 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE

Item # JM303-25-523

JM303  MARLIN MODEL 94 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE 22" full oct bbl. 2/3 mag. Cal 32-20. Very nice bore. Of the period replacement sights. Pistol checkered Fancy Burl Walnut stock is in VG condition with most original varnish. Some wear to the forearm. Bbl retains about 90% thinning blue. Receiver has about 50-60% case colors ranging from vivid on the back to a nickely color towards the front. Engraved in factory pattern number 1 featuring a buck deer in an oval on the left hand side. Crisp sharp action. Cute little factory engraved Marlin.

Modern  $ 7,950.

MARLIN 39AS CUT-AWAY DEMONSTRATOR

Item # JM172-25-536

Blue with gold plated trigger, shortened walnut stock, cut-away action shows the hammer, sear and their then new cross bolt safety. Excellent condition.

Antique  $ 595.

MARLIN 336 DEMONSTRATION CUT-AWAY

Item # JM171-22-275

Newer style receiver with cross bolt safety. Factory cut holes showing mechanical function of the action, cut off walnut stock. Excellent condition with some light handling marks.

Antique  $ 575.

THE BEST KNOWN ENGRAVED MODEL 1888 MARLIN

Item # JM301

THE BEST KNOWN ENGRAVED MODEL 1888 MARLIN This gun was formerly owned by Santa Claus himself. Only in production for a year, fewer than 5,000 Model 1888 rifles were made. Only one other possible Factory Engraved 1888 rifle has surfaced, but the quality is no where near the quality of this gun. Factory records indicate it was shipped on December 19, 1888, just in time for Christmas.

Antique  $ Not for sale .

FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN BALLARD RIFLE

Item # JM1210-25-538

FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN BALLARD RIFLE Caliber 38-55 with a 32" heavy weight half oct bbl. VG shootable bore. Adjustable globe front sight. Original folding tang rear sight. Original checkered buttstock in VG condition with a very minor crack towards the top of the upper tang. Complete with a large Helm style buttplate, cheek piece and nicely checkered stock. The forearm has a couple of cracks in it and a small piece of wood missing on one side and has accommodations for a palm rest. Overall metal is a gunmetal-silvery greyish brown patina on the bbl and nickel color on the receiver. The receiver is very nicely engraved by Leslie Ulrich featuring a stag deer on one side and a bear on the other side. All original and complete with large loop lever and Schutzan double set triggers.

Antique  $ 6,950.

Marlin model 27S slide action rifle caliber 25rf

Item # JM1155-25-537

24" oct bbl has 95% of blue remaining as does the receiver. Wood is in very fine condition with some aging. Slick, smooth action. These models are seldom seen and would be a fine addition to any Marlin collection.

Antique  $ 1,295 sale pending.

JM1180 MARLIN MODEL 94 TAKE DOWN SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE

Item # JM1180-24-480

JM1180  MARLIN MODEL 94 TAKE DOWN SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE 32" full octagon, rapid taper bbl, correct 30" mag tube, Caliber 25-20. Fine bore, orig sights include folding Beaches combination front, Marlin buckhorn rear and folding tang. Orig wood is in exc cond retaining most the orig varnish; rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is exc as well with 90%+ orig bbl and mag blue; rec retains probably 90% case colors on one side and 80% on the other side. Fine little gun. Gotta be extremely scarce with the take down feature.

Modern  $ 8,750.

JM1177 VERY SCARCE MARLIN MODEL 94 WITH A SPECIAL ORDER 32” FULL ROUND BBL IN 38-40

Item # JM1177-24-481

Correct orig 30" mag tube, fine bore. Orig wood has a number of very minor dents and bruises but no splits or cracks and still retains probably 90%+ orig lacquer. Metal cond is exc with 95%+ bright shiny orig bbl and mag tube blue, receiver is case hardened and still retains probably 95% bright vivid case colors, orig sights. Very fine little gun; guaranteed all orig. There weren't more than a handful of 32" barrelled 94's made.

Modern  $ 8,750.

JM1036 MARLIN MODEL 1881 THIN SIDE LIGHTWEIGHT FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE IN 38-55

Item # JM1036-25-519

JM1036  MARLIN MODEL 1881 THIN SIDE LIGHTWEIGHT FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE IN 38-55 Orig 28 full oct bbl, full length magazine tube, orig sights include Marlin rear and folding tang, generally exc bore. Orig pistol grip checkered Circassian style walnut is in exc cond 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 bbl 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.

Antique  $ 38,500.

MARLIN TRAPPER BARREL

Item # ELSJM-200

Caliber .32 H.P.S., 15, minty.

$ 650.

MARLIN MODEL 1889 CUT-AWAY

Item # JM170-25-524

MARLIN MODEL 1889 CUT-AWAY Nickel plated finish, cut-away frame exposing the internal mechanism, the action functions as a normal rifle, no magazine or stock present. Good condition with approximately 25-35% nickel remaining and scattered pitting. Very low 2-digit serial number listed on the 2008 ATF Firearms Curios or Relics list.

Antique  $ 1,850.

MARLIN 1889 FACTORY CUT-AWAY WITH SHORT LENGTH OF BARREL AND CUT DOWN STOCK

Item # JM110-25-522

Extensive milling showing internal workings of the Marlin Lever Action. In good condition but the finish is worn. Numerous dings and scratches in the stock. Unique. Listed by serial number on the 2008 ATF Firearms Curios or Relics list.

Antique  $ 2,750.

LeRoy Merz
PO Box 494
Fergus Falls, MN 56538

Phone: (218) 739-3255 ~ Email: leroy@merzantique.com

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