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Marlin Firearms Company

JM1374 VERY UNIQUE MARLIN BALLARD

Item # JM1374

JM1374  VERY UNIQUE MARLIN BALLARD 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.

JM1375 HIGH CONDITION MARLIN 1881

Item # JM1375

JM1375  HIGH CONDITION MARLIN 1881 Oct bbl chambered in 40-60 Marlin. As stated this is a high condition gun with nearly all blue remaining on the bbl. Some aging and light wear, especially to the sharp edges of the octagon. Orig long Marlin sight with correct sight elevator. Rocky Mtn blade front sight. Nice bbl markings. Full length mag tube with nearly all finish. A few light scratches and some aging. Something you rarely see on these Marlins is a forearm cap with any case colors. This one does. Forearm has a couple of scratches and slightly shy at the cap. Very seldom do you see a 1881 with this much brilliant blue remaining as this frame has. Hammer and lever still have visible case colors. Buttstock is very nice fitting to tangs and frame. Slight shrinkage at the nipple top metal buttplate. Top it off with a VG bore and solid action. 1881 Marlin's either have eye appeal or they don't. This one definitely does!

Antique  $ 3,795 sale pending.

JM338 FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 RIFLE

Item # JM338

JM338 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.

JM1376 MARLIN 93 CARBINE

Item # JM1376

JM1376 MARLIN 93 CARBINE Good looking Marlin in caliber 30-30. Very nice case colors on the frame. With most all visible, left hand side thinning a bit. Bbl blue is nearly all there - just starting to turn slightly. There are a few marks towards the muzzle on the blue. Inside the barrel the bore is very good plus. As usual, there is some wear to the butt plate and light freckling to the metal. Wood fits nice and good overall condition with normal usage marks. Good vintage usable gun.

Modern  $ 2,350.

JM1373 MERRIMACK ARMS BALLARD

Item # JM1373

JM1373  MERRIMACK ARMS BALLARD 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

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.

JM171 MARLIN 336 DEMONSTRATION CUT-AWAY

Item # JM171

JM171 MARLIN 336 DEMONSTRATION CUT-AWAY 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.

JM172 MARLIN 39AS CUT-AWAY DEMONSTRATOR

Item # JM172

JM172 MARLIN 39AS CUT-AWAY DEMONSTRATOR 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.

JM1372 VERY RARE BALLARD No. 2 SPORTING RIFLE

Item # JM1372

JM1372  VERY RARE BALLARD No. 2 SPORTING RIFLE Bbl marking is 44W. Yes, it is a 44-40! 26" oct bbl with nearly all blue remaining. Most of it is nice bright and shiny. There is some pin pricking and aging spots mostly on the right side. Metal is very nice overall condition. Rocky Mtn blade front sight and the orig long style Marlin rear sight that still has most of the very pretty fire blue. Even the elevator is the orig Marlin part. Case colors on the receiver bridge and different areas of the frame. The rest has aged to a normal antique brown patina. Crescent buttplate is in very nice condition. The forearm wood is exceptional. Buttstock fits nice. Some chipping at the top where the stock meets the frame. This a rare attractive gun and has a bore that could not be improved upon. It is that nice! A great Marlin Ballard!

Antique  $ 3,250.

MSG834 MARLIN MODEL 19

Item # MSG834

MSG834  MARLIN MODEL 19 Slide action shotgun with 30" full choke bbl. A shiny bore with some light pitting and roughness but overall VG. Finish on the bbl is an aged blue beginning to turn medium brown. Receiver is a aged brown/grey with some blue in protected areas. Someone has done some cleaning, mostly on the left side. Stock is in relatively good condition. Has been cut and has a short LOP. Wood is good overall condition with a coat of some heavy varnish applied many years ago.

Modern  $ 225.

JM1369 EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN 1891 1ST MODEL

Item # JM1369

JM1369  EXTREMELY RARE MARLIN 1891 1ST MODEL 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.

JM1370 RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 97

Item # JM1370

JM1370  RARE ENGRAVED DELUXE MARLIN MODEL 97 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.

JM1362 BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ENGRAVED 1889 MARLIN

Item # JM1362

JM1362  BEAUTIFUL DELUXE ENGRAVED 1889 MARLIN 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

JM1363  RARE MARLIN 1888 RIFLE 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

JM1352  MARLIN MODEL 94 RIFLE 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

JM1317  MARLIN 1898 C GRADE PUMP SHOTGUN 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

JM1155 Marlin model 27S slide action rifle caliber 25rf 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

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 # JM1324-26->564

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 # JM1354-26-562

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 -26-564

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 # JM07-26-590

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.

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

Item # JM12-26-609

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.

JM1302 SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN MODEL 1893 RIFLE

Item # JM1302 -26-580

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 -26-570

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 -26-432

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 -26-572

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 -26-581

JM1308  MODEL 95 MARLIN LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE In cal 33 WCF. Has 24" round tapered bbl and half length mag tube. Originally was cal 38-56 with 26" bbl. 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. Antique serial range 95's are desirable and rather hard to find.

Antique  $ 2,895.

JM1330 44 CALIBER 1889 MARLIN

Item # JM1330 -26-594

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 -26-431

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 -26-438

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 -26-571

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 -26-444

JM1318  MARLIN No. 19 C GRADE 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.

JM1338 MARLIN 1894 RIFLE

Item # JM1338 -26-574

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.

JM1305 HIGH CONDITION MARLIN MODEL 97

Item # JM1305 -26-576

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 # JM1292-26-582

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 -26-573

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 .

JM1090 VERY RARE BALLARD MODEL 1-3/4 FAR WEST HUNTERS RIFLE IN CALIBER 40-65

Item # JM1090

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.

JM337 FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 95 MARLIN RIFLE

Item # JM337 -22-266

JM337 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 # JM1047-26-600

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 # JM04-26-602

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 # JM03-26-606

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.

JM339 FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 97 MARLIN RIFLE

Item # JM339 -26-591

JM339 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 # JM1070-26-603

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.

JM1252A MARLIN No 18 SLIDE ACTION

Item # JM1252A-26-599

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 -26-598

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 # JM1276-26-605

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.

JM124 TWO BARREL DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKE DOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER .30-30

Item # JM124-26-589

JM124 TWO BARREL DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKE DOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER .30-30 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 # JM320-26-607

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 # JM318-26-584

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 # JM303-26-587

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.

JM1210 FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN BALLARD RIFLE

Item # JM1210-26-597

JM1210 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.

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

Item # JM1177-26-610

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

JM1180 MARLIN MODEL 94 TAKE DOWN SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE

Item # JM1180-26-611

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.

MARLIN TRAPPER BARREL

Item # ELSJM-200

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

$ 650.

JM170 MARLIN MODEL 1889 CUT-AWAY

Item # JM170-26-588

JM170 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.

JM110 MARLIN 1889 FACTORY CUT-AWAY WITH SHORT LENGTH OF BARREL AND CUT DOWN STOCK

Item # JM110-26-586

JM110 MARLIN 1889 FACTORY CUT-AWAY WITH SHORT LENGTH OF BARREL AND CUT DOWN STOCK 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.

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