Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Marlin Firearms Company
JM1296 VERY RARE MARLIN 1893 SRC
Item # JM1296
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 .
JM1458 MARLIN MODEL 47 SLIDE ACTION RIFLE
Item # JM1458
Cal 22 S, L & LR. 22" round bbl with fixed sights. The Model 47 was only available as a premium with the purchase of Marlin stock. Bbl and mag tube are a faded blue. Frame has traces of case color visible. Stocks have been lightly freshened. Nice action. VG bore. This is a great little Marlin!
Modern $ 1,475.
JM1456 ENGRAVED MARLIN No. 6-1/2 BALLARD
Item # JM1456
Cal 38-55. 28" bbl with Rigby flats,globe front sight, Vernier folding tang sight, a horn tipped forearm cap and Swiss Schuetzen butt. The bbl retains most of a nicely done refinish. Receiver has full coverage engraving with a deer on the left and a bear on the right side. Nicely figured wood with checkered pistol grip and forearm and a high gloss finish. VG bright shiny bore. This one is a real looker!
Antique $ 4,975 sale pending.
JM04 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # JM04
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.
JM303 MARLIN MODEL 94 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # JM303
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.
JM1180 MARLIN MODEL 94 TAKE DOWN SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE
Item # JM1180
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.
JM1441 MARLIN MODEL 1893 SRC IN RARE CALIBER 32-40
Item # JM1441
20" round bbl, full length mag tube and crescent butt. Bbl and mag tube have a much of a blue finish remaining. Receiver, mag tube retaining band, bbl band, lever and butt plate have all had some sort of cold finish applied and are a flat gray color. Good bore. Saddle ring is present.
Antique $ 975 sale pending.
JM1414 MARLIN MODEL 94 SRC
Item # JM1414
Cal 25-20. 20" round bbl, full length mag tube and carbine butt. Bbl and mag tube are mostly gray/brown Sights include dovetail front sight and folding ladder rear sight. Receiver is a gray brown with traces of blue in protected areas. Good bore with roughness throughout. Wood is good overall condition with numerous handling dings and mars. Saddle ring is present.
Antique $ 1,475.
JM1177 VERY SCARCE MARLIN MODEL 94 WITH A SPECIAL ORDER 32” FULL ROUND BBL IN 38-40
Item # JM1177
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.
JM1368 DELUXE ENGRAVED AND INSCRIBED MARLIN MODEL 1891 RIFLE
Item # JM1368
22 Cal. 24 inch octagon barrel with full length mag tube. Case colored receiver with deluxe checkered wood and pistol grip butt stock. Bbl. is a brownish patina that looks as if it were cleaned long ago. Mag tube has most blue remaining with a couple of cleaned spots. Receiver has faded case colors with some areas turning silver. Lever and hammer are about the same condition. Wood is sound with handling & use marks. Stock retains about 75% stock finish with checkering showing moderate to heavy wear. Action is good, but the hammer is not solid in the safety notch. Bore is good with some frosting. Receiver is engraved by Conrad Ulrich in #5 pattern with full coverage foliate arabesque patterns on the sides. Left side has a large ribbon engraved with the initials “CHK”. Both sides have Mr. Ulrich’s typical border patterns. Matching engraving patterns extend over the top & bottom of receiver and top tang. Left side of receiver has had a screw installed through the center which secures the Model 1892 cartridge cutoff that apparently was added at a later date. Rifle also has the 1892 1-pc trigger. Accompanied by a Cody Firearms Museum letter.
Antique $ 17,500.
JM1285 ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 97 LEVER ACTION 22 CALIBER RIFLE
Item # JM1285
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.
JM1370 RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 97
Item # JM1370
The model 97 in it's own right was a pretty gun to start with. When you add dlx wood and Marlin #2 engraving it is stunning! Then you add the high condition and you can't take your eyes off this gun. Bbl blue is at 90-95%. Most case colors remain. Dimmed somewhat. Nice smooth metal. This 22 cal Marlin is pictured on page 238 of The Marlin Firearms Book by Brophy. A letter also accompanies this fine Marlin.
Modern $ 16,500.
JM338 FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 RIFLE
Item # JM338
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.
JM339 FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM339
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.
JM1383 1893 MARLIN DELUXE ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # JM1383
Cal 30-30 with 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. VG+ bore. Orig sights. TD style frame. Dlx grade D carved checkered stocks with a rubber shotgun buttplate. Gun features early style pattern #3 engraving with a moose on one side and scroll work on the other. Overall gun is in excellent condition with most bbl and mag blue intact. Receiver has traces of case color and is mostly a silver color. Wood is in excellent condition with sharp checkering. A very nice clean orig little gun.
Antique $ 9,750.
JM1369 EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN 1891 1ST MODEL
Item # JM1369
This is a 1st year production 1st model in exceptional condition! The 1891 was Marlin's first lever action offering of a 22 cal rifle. This is a 1st model which has the loading gate on the side. You don't see a lot of model 1891's of any kind but a 1st model is a rare find. Especially one in this condition. Bbl blue is at 95-98% with just a couple light scratches. The receiver is also at 90-95%. About the only blemish is on the left side where there is a slight bit of flaking. The forearm cap still retains nearly all the blue. Nice case colors on hammer, lever and buttplate. A near excellent bore. The wood is exceptional. This truly is an investment grade Marlin! Comes with Factory Letter.
Antique $ 11,500.
JM03 DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1897 RIFLE
Item # JM03
.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.
JM1416 MARLIN MODEL 1894 TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # JM1416
Pistol grip checkered stock. 25-20 Cal. 24" half oct bbl. Full length mag tube. Orig sights. VG bore. Wood shows a considerable amount of orig varnish. Some light dings and nicks. The tip of the buttplate is broke off. Checkering shows some wear. There are a couple of minor cracks coming straight back off the receiver. Bbl and mag retain about 50% blue turning dark. Receiver has traces of case color that are starting to turn dark as well. A fairly scarce gun.
Modern $ 1,875.
JM1426 MODEL 1893 MARLIN
Item # JM1426
Cal 30-30. Takedown frame and special order 26" half oct bbl and half length mag tube. Marbles buckhorn rear sight, of the period blade front sight and folding tang sight. Wood has a carving of a couple of deer running across a field. A little crude. Has a couple holes in the bottom for sling swivels and also in the forearm cap. Rifle style buttplate. Considerable amount of varnish on the wood. Bbl and mag retain about 75% blue turning brown. Receiver is mostly a plum color. Sharp markings and good corners. Nice little gun.
Antique $ 1,175 sale pending.
JM1410 MARLIN MODEL 93 CARBINE
Item # JM1410
Cal 30-30. Orig ladder flip up rear sight. VG+ bore. Wood is in VG condition with a considerable amount of orig varnish. A few light handling mars but basically sound. Steel carbine style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain 90% blue. Receiver has 10% case colors with the balance turning silver/plum color. Nice gun.
Modern $ 1,275.
JM1411 MODEL 1893 MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM1411
Cal 30-30. 26" half oct bbl and half length mag tube. Wood is VG orig condition with a few minor nicks. Retains most orig varnish and has a rifle style buttplate. Bbl has 90% toning blue. Receiver has 20% case colors with the balance turning dark grey. Fairly clean little gun.
Modern $ 1,375.
JM1401 MARLIN MODEL 1893 SRC
Item # JM1401
Cal 30-30. 20" carbine bbl. VG+ shootable bore. Orig ladder flip up rear sight and carbine front sight. Wood in VG condition with some orig varnish. Some handling mars but sound and solid with a carbine style steel buttplate. Bbl retains 75-80% blue. Receiver has good traces of case color with the balance being mostly a light brown color. Complete with orig saddle ring. Carbines are hard to find and this Marlin is a nice one.
Modern $ 1,395.
JM1417 MARLIN MODEL 92 RIFLE
Item # JM1417
Cal 22. 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Wood retains considerable amount of orig varnish. Several handling mars and dings. Correct hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun has about 30-40% orig blue turning a plum color. Sharp corners. Good shootable little gun.
Modern $ 1,050.
JM1429 MARLIN MODEL 1892 RIFLE
Item # JM1429
Cal 32 RF. 24" round bbl and full length mag tube. Wood retains most orig varnish with some light handling mars. Rifle style buttplate. Orig sights include a Beeches combination front sight, Marlin buckhorn rear sight and a folding Lyman tang sight. VG shootable bore. Overall metal has turned a plum/brown color with good traces of orig finish in protected areas. Nice clean orig little gun!
Modern $ 975.
JM1381 MARLIN MODEL 1881 RIFLE
Item # JM1381
Cal 40. 26" oct bbl and a half length magazine tube. Orig sights. Mint bore. Wood is VG+ condition with near all orig varnish. Steel shotgun style buttplate. Overall gun probably has been fired very little and has some light surface crud that has accumulated on the bbl and receiver. Needs a professional cleaning done. Case colors are quite visible on the lever and starting to turn dark. Hard to find in this condition.
Antique $ 4,500.
JM1440 MARLIN MODEL 92 RIFLE
Item # JM1440
Cal 32 RF. VG+ bore. Orig sights. 24" round bbl and full length mag tube. Wood has been lightly cleaned and is not undersized. A light coat of varnish was applied. Hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. 2 repaired hairline cracks on the forearm. British proof marks on bbl and frame. Good case colors on the hammer. Overall gun is in fine condition with 95% bbl and receiver blue.
Modern $ 1,175.
JM1444 MARLIN MODEL 93 CARBINE
Item # JM1444
Cal 30-30. 20" carbine style bbl with full length mag tube. Orig sights including folding ladder rear sight and typical carbine front sight. Walnut wood is in near excellent condition with just a few light handling mars. Carbine style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 90% orig blue starting to tone somewhat. Receiver has good traces of case color with the balance turning a dark color. Nice gun. A 93 Marlin in carbine configuration are quite scarce.
Modern $ 1,350.
JM1413 MODEL 1897 22 CALIBER MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM1413
Oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig sights. VG+ bore. Wood retains most orig varnish and has a hard rubber shotgun style buttplate. The buttplate and a tiny tip of the stock, about 1/4", has been cut off. I don't know why. 90% bbl and mag blue. Traces of case color on the receiver and in protected areas. Should make a fine little shooter!
Modern $ 1,150.
JM1436 MARLIN MODEL 1892 RIFLE
Item # JM1436
Cal 32 RF. 26" round bbl with correct 24" mag tube. Excellent bore. Orig Marlin front sight and a MSA Co. Gladstone MI tang sight which is affixed to the correct tang sight screw holes. Wood is excellent with most orig varnish and a shotgun style buttplate. A minor repair to the toe that is hardly noticeable. Bbl and mag retain about 40% blue. A clean sharp little gun and hard to find in this condition.
Modern $ 995.
JM1430 MODEL 93 MARLIN CARBINE
Item # JM1430
Cal 30-30. Orig sights. Excellent bore. Wood has a small chip out of the buttstock where it meets the frame. A few minor dings and mars. Has the "S" style carbine buttplate. Bbl and mag blue have about 90% orig blue. The receiver has about 60-70% case colors remaining and starting to thin. These Marlin carbines are pretty hard to come by and rarely encountered. This is a pretty decent one.
Modern $ 1,450.
JM1374 VERY UNIQUE MARLIN BALLARD
Item # JM1374
This is a cased # 3 gallery rifle in 25 RF. Uniqueness comes into play with a special order stock. Also the bbl is marked "John Rigby" with their Dublin and London address. Also British proof marks. To top it all off it comes in a case marked with "John Rigby and Co" label on the inside lid. This gun fits like a glove. The case was evidently built for this gun. I'm not sure how they accomplished this. Did Rigby order some Marlin Ballards and did the work on them or was a rich customer who had Rigby work on it after they received it? Whatever the case be, it is a fine looking gun with a 26" oct tapered bbl of medium weight. VG bore with good rifling right down to the chamber. Frame still has most case colors though quite dim. Stronger in protected areas. Smooth metal. Very readable address. Globe flip front sight. Typical English rear sight with a thick blade and also a exceptionally nice tang sight. As stated gun comes in a black case. Inside is green felt which is in decent condition. Just some typical wear marks. Nice feature is an original cleaning rod included. Case is in quite good condition. It is missing the handle and securing straps and also one end is missing. Never seen a Marlin Ballard set-up like this.
Antique $ 4,100.
JM1373 MERRIMACK ARMS BALLARD
Item # JM1373
The Merrimack markings are on the left hand side of the frame. On top is number 169 and on the bbl is number 44. The Merrimack Ballards were an early Ballard. This has a cool rear flip sight where you would have standard sight and you could flip up for elevation. It is marked 250 yards and a very optimistic 500 yards. 28" round bbl that is mostly a grey color along with the frame being grey with some light brown. Forearm wood is very nice as is the buttstock with the exception of some chipping along where the wood meets the frame. This is a common problem on the Ballards. Crescent buttplate. VG bore.
Antique $ 1,695.
JM1036 MARLIN MODEL 1881 THIN SIDE LIGHTWEIGHT FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE IN 38-55
Item # JM1036
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.
JM171 MARLIN 336 DEMONSTRATION CUT-AWAY
Item # JM171
Antique $ 575.
JM172 MARLIN 39AS CUT-AWAY DEMONSTRATOR
Item # JM172
Antique $ 595.
JM1362 BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ENGRAVED 1889 MARLIN
Item # JM1362
28" bbl in cal 38 W. Full length mag tube and crescent buttplate. Deluxe wood, checkered pistol grip stock and case colored receiver. This Marlin has all the good stuff! On top of all that it has a tremendous amount of condition. Nearly all blue remains on the bbl and mag tube. The case colors are vivid on the frame. Very little wear to the original finish on the wood. Inside is a near excellent bore. This gun has to have been stored in ideal condition for decades. You do not see many antique firearms in the condition this one is!!
Antique $ 28,500.
JM1363 RARE MARLIN 1888 RIFLE
Item # JM1363
The Marlin 1888 rifle was only built for a couple of years with less than 5k produced. On top of being rare, this gun has a lot of cond. Most blue remains on all metal. Slight wear to the high points with a little freckling in spots but pretty much bright shiny blue. Some case colors remain on the lever and some slight case colors on the buttplate. Wood is really nice on this old Marlin being VG overall cond and fit. Nice slick action and a VG bore. Cal 38 W. This would be a very nice gun in anyone's collection but especially if you are a die-hard Marlin guy!
Antique $ 8,500.
JM1352 MARLIN MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # JM1352
Cal 25-20 M. Serial numbers are in the 363k serial range which would put it in 1907 or 1908 making it well over 100 years old and it kinda looks like it. This old Marlin has "been there and done that". I'm sure it has seen many hunting adventures! Metal is somewhat smooth with light pinpricking throughout. Mostly a grey color on the frame with brown in protected areas. A lot of dings, scrapes, scratches and cracks in the forearm. The buttstock looks like the orig was probably busted off and a replacement was put on with some "customizing". That also has seen years of use and abuse. Dark bore that needs a good cleaning. Blade style front sight and a Frontier replacement rear sight. Upper tang is cracked/broken. There is some interesting history with the gun. This Marlin was owned by the Sheriff of Liberty County Montana. There is several newspaper articles about Dodds Keith , Sheriff, that accompany the gun. There is a lot of colorful Montana history in the papers that are dated in the 1950's. Also some paperwork that shows the gun was in the renowned Yearout collection. Would make a great conversation gun!
Modern $ 875.
JM1317 MARLIN 1898 C GRADE PUMP SHOTGUN
Item # JM1317 -26-443
Marlin had some nice engraving on these old shotguns. A panel scene on the left side shows some Mallards flying out of a slough. Nice tight scrolling around the scene. Top of the receiver has the matted panel. Right hand side also has nice engraving of a couple of partridge in flight. Gun is equipped with a special smokeless steel 30" bbl. Still quite a little finish remaining on the receiver. Some blue left on bbl with the remainder turning an antique brown color. An exceptional bore. Nice bright and shiny. Wood cond matches being VG. There is a recoil pad added. A decent looking 12 ga!
Modern $ 875.
JM1155 Marlin model 27S slide action rifle caliber 25rf
Item # JM1155-26-596
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.
Modern $ 1,295 .
JM1355 MARLIN MODEL 94
Item # JM1355-26-26-563
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 # JM1324-26->564
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 # JM1354-26-562
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 -26-564
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
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 # JM07-26-590
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.
JM12 1881 MARLIN SPECIAL ORDER 32 EXTRA HEAVY WEIGHT BBL WITH A SCARCE 28” MAGAZINE TUBE
Item # JM12-26-609
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.
JM1302 SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN MODEL 1893 RIFLE
Item # JM1302 -26-580
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.
Modern $ 13,500.
JM1342 MARLIN MODEL 1894
Item # JM1342 -26-570
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 -26-432
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 -26-572
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.
JM1330 44 CALIBER 1889 MARLIN
Item # JM1330 -26-594
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 -26-431
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 -26-438
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 -26-571
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 -26-444
Good looking 12 Gauge 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.
JM1345 BALLARD NO. 2 SPORTING RIFLE
Item # JM1345-23-465
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.
JM1305 HIGH CONDITION MARLIN MODEL 97
Item # JM1305 -26-576
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 # JM1292-26-582
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.
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