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!