Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Marlin Firearms Company
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.
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.
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.
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.
JM1397 MARLIN MODEL 92 RIFLE
Item # JM1397
Cal 32 RF. 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Excellent bore. Orig sights. Wood is in near excellent condition with a few light mars and dings. Most orig varnish and a rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain 90% bright blue. Receiver has 10% blue in protected areas. Nice sharp little gun.
Antique $ 995.
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.
MSG834 MARLIN MODEL 19
Item # MSG834
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 sale pending.
JM1400 MARLIN MODEL 92 TAKEDOWN RIFLE
Item # JM1400
Cal 30-30. 26" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Wood in very nice condition with most orig varnish and rifle style buttplate. Orig Marlin sights. Bbl and mag have 75% blue turning plum. Receiver has traces of case colors and basically turning a light plum/brown patina color. Nice sharp gun.
Modern $ 950.
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.
JM1408 MODEL 1893 MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM1408
26" round bbl and full length mag tube. Orig sights. Hard to find cal 32-40. Wood has 90% orig varnish with a rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 50% blue turning a plum color. Receiver has traces of case colors turning dark. Overall in VG condition with a sliver missing about 1/4" by 1-1/4" where the frame meets the front of the stock. A very minor hairline crack going back from the upper tang which is sound. Nice little gun!
Antique $ 975.
JM1422 MARLIN MODEL 97 RIFLE
Item # JM1422
Cal 22 LR. 24" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig Marlin type sights. VG+ shootable bore. Wood is in VG condition with a hard rubber shotgun buttplate. Gun retains about 95% bbl and mag blue. 30-40% thinning case colors on the receiver. Sharp little gun.
Modern $ 1,150.
JM1428 MARLIN MODEL 1892 RIFLE
Item # JM1428
Cal 22. 24" round bbl and full length mag tube. Correct sporting rear sight and a Lyman front sight. Folding tang sight. Excellent bore. Wood has some oil soaking and still retains a considerable amount of orig varnish. Shotgun style hard rubber buttplate. 25% case colors showing on the receiver. Bbl and mag have a lot of aged crud which would clean off and have a considerable amount of blue showing. Gun is untouched and needs to be cleaned.
Modern $ 1,075.
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.
JM1407 MARLIN MODEL 92 DELUXE PISTOL GRIP RIFLE
Item # JM1407
Cal 22 with a scarce 20" oct bbl and 2/3 mag tube. VG+ bore. Lyman front sight and folding tang rear sight. Pistol grip Dlx wood shows some wear and some light mars and dings. Still retains half the orig varnish and a rifle style buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 75% blue. Receiver is at 25% blue on one side and pretty much silvery on the other. A few minor flecks and pits on the receiver that have been lightly cleaned. A scarce little gun.
Antique $ 1,695 sale pending.
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.
JM1439 MARLIN MODEL 1893 RIFLE
Item # JM1439
Cal 30-30. Orig 26' oct bbl and full length mag tube. Orig sights. VG shootable bore. Wood retains a considerable amount of orig varnish. Light mars and dings but no cracks or losses and is sound. Metal is clean with 50% bbl and mag blue. Good traces of case color on the receiver and in protected areas. A good solid little gun!
Modern $ 895.
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.
JM1406 MODEL 1894 MARLIN SHORT RIFLE
Item # JM1406
Cal 38-40. 20" oct bbl and full length mag tube. Pistol grip checkered semi-dlx wood shows use but retains a fair amount of varnish. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun has turned a plum/brown patina. Traces of blue in protected areas. Scarce little gun. Bore is about fair and would benefit from a good cleaning.
Modern $ 1,695 sale pending.
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.
JM1398 MODEL 1889 MARLIN
Item # JM1398
Cal 44-40 with 24" rd bbl and full length mag. Excellent bore. Orig sights. Wood has a light coat of varnish added. No cracks or losses. Rifle style buttplate. Overall metal is in fine condition with bbl and mag starting to turn. Good traces of blue in protected areas. Receiver has about 25% orig blue. Nice sharp markings. Mechanics are excellent. It is hard to find a 44-40 with a fine bore.
Antique $ 1,775 sale pending.
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.
JM1375 HIGH CONDITION MARLIN 1881
Item # JM1375
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
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.
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.
JM1372 VERY RARE BALLARD No. 2 SPORTING RIFLE
Item # JM1372
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.
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.
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.
JM1308 MODEL 95 MARLIN LIGHT WEIGHT RIFLE
Item # JM1308 -26-581
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
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.
JM1338 MARLIN 1894 RIFLE
Item # JM1338 -26-574
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.
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