Merz Antique Firearms ~ Catalog of Old Guns and Related Items
Marlin Firearms Company
1881 MARLIN OCTAGON BARREL RIFLE IN .40 CALIBER
Item # JM1553
Antique $ 1,895 sale pending.
FACTORY ENGRAVED 1895 MARLIN TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # JM305 -20-337
This is one of the most elaborately engraved Marlins I have seen in years. No. 15 pattern featuring a large animal scene on one side with an elk being attacked by wolves. One is airborn and one has the elks leg. Lots of action in the scene. The other side is quite unique with a mountain lion attacking a deer. On the bottom is a bighorn sheep. Gun is trimmed out with numerous gold inlays and platinum inlays on bbl as well as the frame and the take down, lever, around the screws and on the hammer. G-style carving on the fancy burl wood in excellent condition with about 75-80% original varnish. Shotgun style buttplate. 26" full oct bbl and full length mag tube. Cal 45-90 with fine bore. Original sights include correct blade front sight, Marlin buckhorn rear sight and thick-base folding Lyman tang sight. Overall gun is in fine condition with traces of case color on receiver and the balance turning a nickel color. Considerable amount of original blue remains on the bbl. Beautifully engraved Marlin! Finer than most I have encountered. Excellent inside and out and would be hard to improve upon.
Antique $ 35,500.
MARLIN BALLARD NUMBER 3 GALLERY RIFLE
Item # JM1277
Cal 22. Original 24" full oct bbl. Fine bore. Original sights include a gold Beaches flip up front sight, 3-leaf platinum English style rear sight and a newer manufactured 3-leaf folding tang sight. Original wood is generally VG with most varnish remaining and just a few mars. No splits or cracks. Overall metal is VG as well with about 70% bbl blue turning plum color with drifting of colors. Good traces of case colors in protected areas onl the frame. No pitting. No signs of abuse. Marked on top of the bbl is "John Rigby and Co Dublin and London". Quite unusual to find any early American made single shots such as this with an English jobbers name on it. Nice gun!
Antique $ 1,575.
NUMBER 5 MARLIN BALLARD PACIFIC RIFLE
Item # JM1276
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.
MODEL 47 PUMP ACTION MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM336
Cal 22. Scarce gun as these were never offered for public sale. They were given to the company stock investors, I guess. I have had a few of them over the years, maybe 6 or so. It has a 24" round bbl with a VG+ bore. Original sights. Wood shows some wear to the checkering at the wrist. A little oil added but not re finished or undersized. Correct steel shotgun style buttplate. Metal is a plum/brown and may have had some cold blue applied but no pits or signs of abuse. Generally a pleasing looking gun. Missing inside of loading tube.
Modern $ 695.
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.
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.
FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 95 MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM337
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.
Antique $ 49,500.
MARLIN MODEL 1881 RIFLE IN CALIBER 45-70 GOVERNMENT
Item # JM327-JM1055-14-470
Oct bbl retaining some blue mostly drifting to a brownish, receiver is the normal Marlin molted brown gray look. This gun is special ordered with double set trigger and Lyman tang sight. The bbl sight has been lowered so that the tang was evidently used exclusively. Wood is nice, solid and good fitting; there is an awful lot of oil soaking and dings that have darkened. Bore is in good cond with very nice riflings but some roughness. This is a good solid 1881 with a nice action. Letter.
Antique $ 2,975.
MODEL 93 MARLIN 20” SHORT RIFLE
Item # JM324
Cal 30-30. Correct Marlin sights. VG shootable bore. Original wood in generally VG condition with the carbine style steel buttplate. Bbl and mag retain about 90% thinning blue. Receiver retains about 25% nice clean case colors turning nickel color in areas. Overall appearance is very nice. Should make a fine shooter. Fairly scarce.
Modern $ 1,275.
MARLIN MODEL 1881 DELUXE PISTOL GRIP RIFLE
Item # JM326
Cal 45-70. 28" full oct bbl and full length magazine tube. Fine bore. Bright and shiny with sharp rifling. Should shoot very well. Original sights. Original pistol grip checkered wood is sound and solid with numerous mars and dings and retains a considerable amount of varnish. Complete with a rifle style buttplate. The 3rd model style frame retains 60-65% original blue starting to tone and thin somewhat. Bbl and mag retain about 50% original blue that is starting to turn brown. Nice clean original little gun.
Antique $ 3,675.
MARLIN REPEATERS CATALOG
Item # M5-96
July 1915, 5 1/4 x 8". VG cond with some soiling & a small tear in the cover. Light green with red, black & tan lettering.
TWO BARREL DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1893 TAKE DOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER .30-30
Item # JM124-19-375
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.
MARLIN 1895 NICKEL PLATED CARBINE IN 38-56
Item # JM1070-18-334
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.
PISTOL GRIP DELUXE MODEL 1895 MARLIN
Item # JM317-19-371
Cal 40-65. 28" full oct bbl and full mag tube. Original sights. Great bore. Rifle style buttplate. Overall gun in outstanding condition with virtually all bbl and mag blue. Receiver has about 98% bright case colors. Buttplate about 75% case colors. Hard to improve upon this outstanding gun! Guaranteed all original complete with Factory Letter of Authenticity.
Antique $ 11,500.
NIMSCHKE ENGRAVED MARLIN NO. 6 BALLARD
Item # JM320-19-173
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.
OUTSTANDING FACTORY ENGRAVED GOLD MARLIN GRADE 2 RIFLE
Item # JM314-19-1
Featuring a stag in an oval on one side and another stag on the other side. Condition is absolutely outstanding retaining 95% bright strong gold gilded finish on the receiver, forend cap, buttplate and the take down cap. Gun features cal 32-40, half oct bbl, full mag, TD frame and rifle style buttplate. The pistol grip checkered wood is in excellent condition with most original varnish. Checkering is done in the grade B pattern. Hard to improve upon. Fantastic gun untouched in any way!
Antique $ 35,000.
MARLIN MODEL 20 22 CALIBER PUMP ACTION RIFLE
Item # JM310-19-46
Original 23" full oct bbl and 2/3 mag. Original wood has a few dings and gouges but still in VG condition. No splits or cracks. Looks like there might have been a little finish added? Overall metal is excellent+ with about 95% bright shiny original blue. Complete with original sights. Hard to find in this condition.
Modern $ 1,375.
MARLIN MODEL 95 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # JM318-19-2
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.
OUTSTANDING MODEL 1889 FACTORY ENGRAVED PRESENTATION MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM315-19-374
Cal 38-40. Original 26" full oct bbl and full mag tube. Original sights include combination flip up front sight, typical Marlin rear sight and folding Lyman tang sight. Excellent bore. Original pistol grip checkered Fancy Burl Walnut is in excellent condition with rifle style buttplate. Sharp checkering and nearly all original lacquer. Gun is elaborately engraved with the presentation inside of an oval on the left hand side that says "W W Taylor Sheriff of La Salle County Illinois May 24, 1894." Overall condition is outstanding with about 95% of bbl and mag blue. Receiver has about 93% bright vivid case colors. Quite elaborate engraving on the gun. Guaranteed all original and accompanied by several documents referring to Sheriff Taylor who was in local politics and whose father was an advisor to Abraham Lincoln during the civil war. This gun was in my personal collection 25-30 years ago. Complete and original. Unique collectors item complete with a very fancy carved and decorated full length heavy leather gun case with Sheriff Taylors name on it.
Antique $ 45,000.
NO. 18 MARLIN RIFLE
Item # JM311-19-48
Another fine little 22 Marlin. The 18 of course had the 24" oct bbl which is in very nice condition as is the bore. Receiver is bluish turning plum coloration. Looks good. Wood also is VG condition, both stock and forearm. Very smooth action. A sweet Marlin!
Modern $ 1,475.
MARLIN MODEL 94 FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE
Item # JM303-19-363
22" full oct bbl. 2/3 mag. Cal 32-20. Very nice bore. Of the period replacement sights. Pistol checkered Fancy Burl Walnut stock is in VG condition with most original varnish. Some wear to the forearm. Bbl retains about 90% thinning blue. Receiver has about 50-60% case colors ranging from vivid on the back to a nickely color towards the front. Engraved in factory pattern number 1 featuring a buck deer in an oval on the left hand side. Crisp sharp action. Cute little factory engraved Marlin.
Modern $ 7,950.
MARLIN NO. 47 SLIDE ACTION RIFLE IN 22 CALIBER
Item # JM308-19-45
The Marlin model 47 was only available to people who bought Marlin company stock. They generally don't come up for sale. It is a good collectable piece. This one is a dandy! It has fine condition with most case colors on the receiver that have somewhat dimmed, nearly all blue on bbl and mag tube, checkered wood in nice shape with a few handling marks, forearm wood very nice and a beautiful bright shiny bore. Very collectable Marlin!!
Modern $ 2,950.
MARLIN MODEL 27S PUMP ACTION RIFLE
Item # JM307-19-44
Cal 25-20. Full oct bbl and a 2/3 mag. Original sights. Outstanding bore. Original wood in excellent condition with most original varnish starting to craze somewhat. Overall metal is excellent+ with about 95% bright vivid blue. A little flaking on one side. Action is a little sticky. Hard to find in any condition especially this nice.
Modern $ 1,575.
SCARCE GEORGE SCHALK CUSTOM BALLARD NO. 6 SCHUTZEN RIFLE
Item # JM319-19-174
Cal 32-40. Original 30" heavy weight full oct bbl with a globe sight and a original folding tang rear sight. No provisions for a rear bbl sight. Fine bore. Original wood is in generally VG condition with a considerable amount of original varnish. Checkered both at the wrist and forearm with a unique left hand style cheek piece. Correct double set triggers. Provisions for a palm rest which is not with the gun. Helm style buttplate. Bbl has about 75% blue starting to turn dark. Receiver is engraved in the typical Ulrich style with a bear on one side with large scrolls and a stag on the other. Nice functioning action. There is a chip of wood missing on forearm about 3" by 1/4" . Would not be a hard repair. VG desirable Schutzen rifle!
Antique $ 6,500.
MARLIN NO. 18 SLIDE ACTION RIFLE
Item # JM312-19-47
The No. 18 was slim trim little 22. This one has beautiful condition. Most blue remaining on receiver, bbl and all metal parts. A little bit of wear at the carry point and lower tang. Wood also is pretty much in the same condition. Quite nice and good fitting. Nice action and good bore. Good collectable!
Modern $ 1,450.
MARLIN 39AS CUT-AWAY DEMONSTRATOR
Item # JM172-17-373
Antique $ 595.
MARLIN 1881 1ST MODEL IN 45 GOVERNMENT CALIBER
Item # JM1040-18-326
3 digit serial number: 166. This rifle is mostly a gray brown patina with dings and scratches both on the metal and the wood, nice readable bbl address and caliber markings. Wood apparently has had a coat of finish put on it many years ago; is slightly undersized at the upper and lower tang. There's a crack in the forearm but wood is solid. This gun surprisingly has a VG bore. Hard to find these early 1881's; good collector piece.
Antique $ 4,500.
MARLIN 336 DEMONSTRATION CUT-AWAY
Item # JM171-17-358
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.
MARLIN MODEL 94 OCTAGON BARRELED, TAKE-DOWN RIFLE IN CALIBER 44
Item # JM1095-18-315
Original case colored frame still showing some signs of case colors-dimmed quite a bit. Bbl has 90%+ blue, mag tube also retains most finish. Solid wrist repair; otherwise wood is in VG cond. Earlier 'S' type metal buttplate, VG bore.
Modern $ 2,250.
MARLIN MODEL 94 HALF ROUND, HALF OCTAGON BBL TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # JM1168-18-312
Caliber 25-20. This is a semi deluxe, checkered, pistol grip version. The orig case colors on the receiver have turned kind of a grayish nickelly color, still good case colors apparent on lever and hammer, pretty much all bbl blue remains. Installed on the bbl is a flip down Marbles rear, a long bladed front sight and a very nice Lyman flip up tang with the medium large apperture disc, bore is in fair to good cond and may clean up to be even better.
Modern $ 2,950.
THE ONLY KNOWN ENGRAVED MODEL 1888 MARLIN
Item # JM301
This gun was formerly owned by Santa Claus himself. Only in production for a year, fewer than 5,000 Model 1888 rifles were made. Only one other possible Factory Engraved 1888 rifle has surfaced, but the quality is no where near the quality of this gun. Factory records indicate it was shipped on December 19, 1888, just in time for Christmas.
Antique $ Not for sale .
MARLIN MODEL 1893 SRC CALIBER 32 SPECIAL
Item # JM1252-17-509
Original wood. Sound and solid with no splits or cracks. Generally VG+ cond with correct carbine style buttplate. Receiver has a plum/brownish coloration with what appears to be a little cold blue on it. Bbl and mag have traces of original blue with a little cold blue added to it as well. VG+ shootable bore. Appears to have replacement sights. Still a very good specimen of a rarely encountered Marlin SRC.
Modern $ 695.
SUPERB MARLIN MODEL 1895 SRC
Item # JM2-18-331
Caliber .45-70. Exc bore. Exc overall, 98%+ bbl and mag finish is present. Almost all blue which is still quite lustrous-just starting to turn, 98% vivid case colors on the receiver are darkening a bit. Considerable case colors on hammer and lever have turned quite dark. Considerable lacquer is still present over case colors. Exc walnut, orig sights. What a gun!
Antique $ 18,500.
EARLY REBATED FRAME 1881 MARLIN IN 45 GOVERNMENT
Item # JM11-17-513
If you want one of the earliest 1881's ever made, this would be it: #43. I'm certain that very few lower numbers are in existence. This gun has a plum brown appearance on the bbl, mag tube and frame; action is nice. Wood has seen a little modification on the comb, fairly good fitting-a little shy on the upper tang, forearm has had a crack and is missing a sliver of wood. The wood has been freshened up sometime in it's lifetime, bore is fair and has some roughness. Would be hard to find an earlier 1881 Marlin.
Antique $ 4,250.
SCARCE DELUXE FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1897 RIFLE
Item # JM3-17-517
.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 sale pending.
1881 MARLIN SPECIAL ORDER 32 EXTRA HEAVY WEIGHT BBL WITH A SCARCE 28” MAGAZINE TUBE
Item # JM12-18-308
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.
CASE COLORED 26” BBL, 40 CALIBER 1881 MARLIN STANDARD FRAME RIFLE
Item # JM7-17-508
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.
DELUXE ENGRAVED MARLIN MODEL 1895 RIFLE
Item # JM4-18-309
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.
MERRIMACK ARMS MARKED BALLARD SPORTING RIFLE, NO. 44 DUAL IGNITION
Item # JM8-17-523
28" full octagon bbl, fine+ bright shiny bore, bbl retains nearly all orig finish which is mostly blue-just starting to turn, excellent traces of case colors on frame, block and hammer-balance is turning a soft dark patina coloration, globe front and combination flip-up rear bbl sights. Generally VG+ walnut with nearly all varnish remaining, a sliver on left side forearm missing 1/8" x 2"; rifle buttplate. Fine gun.
Antique $ 2,975 sale pending.
MARLIN FACTORY ENGRAVED #6 BALLARD
Item # JM09-19-359
With rigby style flats on the bbl, orig sights include a combination Beaches front sight and folding tang rear, no slot cut in the rear of the bbl for a bbl sight, very near exc bore. Full round 32" bbl, orig pistol grip wood is generally VG and made of Circassian style walnut with Swiss style buttplate and cheekpiece. Factory engraved by Conrad Ulrich with an Elk on one side and a bear on the other. Bbl retains most of what appears to be an old reblued finish; looks VG and starting to thin. Receiver has been cleaned some and is a semi bright coloration; some polishing done to the metal, double set triggers, large lever loop. Decent little gun, all orig except where noted.
Antique $ 5,500.
FACTORY ENGRAVED MODEL 1881 MARLIN LEVER ACTION RIFLE
Item # JM1215-18-325
Caliber 45-70. Original 24" full oct bbl and full length magazine tube. VG plus bore. Original sights. Original pistol grip checkered wood . Shows a fair amount of wear to the checkering and a very solid old repair at the wrist which is hardly noticeable. Generally VG condition with shotgun style buttplate. This gun is very elaborately engraved. Much more engraving than you would usually see on a 81. There is an Elk motif on one side and a Bear on the opposite side. The top of the bolt also has another deer motif. Overall gun is very pleasing in appearance with a mostly plum-brownish coloration on the bbl and mag. Case colors on the receiver having turned a little dark. Nice clean all original little gun.
Antique $ 6,950.
FACTORY ENGRAVED MARLIN BALLARD RIFLE
Item # JM1210-18-393
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.
SLIDE ACTION MARLIN NO.20-A
Item # JM1236-18-342
Nice clean smooth metal with almost all original blue remaining. Wood is in good condition but the finish is starting to show some aging. The forearm also in very nice condition. There is some letters on the forearm. The letters are "W F G" that are carved into the bottom of the forearm. It does not distract. A good Marlin.
Modern $ 1,375.
LONG BARREL MODEL 1894 MARLIN
Item # JM1181-18-317
It is in caliber 25-20. Very unusual 32" half oct tapered bbl and rare button magazine. Fine bore. Original sights. Original wood nicely finished in excellent condition with rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is in beautiful condition having been professionally restored by Doug Turnbull and retains 100% of case colors as well as all very well done bright glossy blue. Hard to tell from original finish. Beautiful inside and out. Very unusual combination with the long tapered bbl and button mag.
Modern $ 6,500.
Marlin model 27S slide action rifle caliber 25rf
Item # JM1155-18-108
24" oct bbl has 95% of blue remaining as does the receiver. Wood is in very fine condition with some aging. Slick, smooth action. These models are seldom seen and would be a fine addition to any Marlin collection.
Antique $ 1,295 sale pending.
MARLIN MODEL 94 TAKE DOWN SPECIAL ORDER RIFLE
Item # JM1180-18-329
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.
VERY SCARCE MARLIN MODEL 94 WITH A SPECIAL ORDER 32” FULL ROUND BBL IN 38-40
Item # JM1177-18-332
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.
FACTORY ENGRAVED PRESENTATION MODEL 1894 MARLIN DELUXE RIFLE
Item # JM1185-19-362
Caliber 32-20. Orig 24" half octagon bbl, half length magazine tube, orig 'C' pattern factory checkered stocks are in exc cond with a considerable amount of orig varnish remaining; shotgun style buttplate. This gun is engraved in factory pattern #3 that features two deer in an oval on the left hand side and very delicately scroll engraved on the other side. Very interesting, unusual gun-very rarely encountered with a full blue finish. Generally they're case hardened where this one has a blued finish with nickel trim on the buttplate, lever and hammer. Take down frame, very nice shootable bore. All orig with most the finish remaining, orig sights include folding tang. A lengthy description on the top of the bbl refers to Carl G. Winter, Grand Worthy President of The Fraternal Order of Eagles on his visit to the Marlin firearms factory on November 26, 1917. The Official Fraternal Order of Eagle Website confirms that he was in charge in 1917. Great little gun; exc+ inside and out.
Modern $ 15,500.
EXTREMELY RARE, SPECIAL ORDER MARLIN 94 RIFLE
Item # JM1179-18-310
30" octagon and round bbl in 38-40; just over the first 1/3 being octagon-the remaining 18-1/2" is round. VG+ bore, orig Marlin sights. Another feature of this Marlin is the button magazine. The bbl retains most orig blue, receiver was case colored and has turned an antique brownish gray. Wood is in VG cond; looks like it has been freshened up at some time. Nice, smooth action. Very unique Marlin rifle!!
Modern $ 3,850.
MARLIN MODEL 94 HALF ROUND, HALF OCTAGON TAKE DOWN RIFLE
Item # JM1169-18-336
This gun has an uncheckered pistol grip stock which is in very nice cond, a little extra figure to the wood. Forearm also is in VG cond, some case colors remain on the receiver-they have dimmed but still nice case colors on the lever, bluing on the bbl is VG, some light pin prick freckling present. Near perfect bore on this 32-20. Good, solid Marlin rifle...
Modern $ 3,100.
MARLIN MODEL 94 RIFLE
Item # JM1114-18-198
Caliber 38-40. Special order 30 full octagon bbl, full length magazine tube, orig sights, exc+ bore. Orig wood shows a few mars and dings but retains most the orig varnish and is sound and solid with the correct rifle style buttplate. Overall gun is in superb+ condition with vivid case colors.
Modern $ 4,950.
VERY RARE BALLARD MODEL 1-3/4 FAR WEST HUNTERS RIFLE IN CALIBER 40-65
Item # JM1090-18-207
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.
MARLIN PACIFIC BALLARD IN CALIBER 40-90
Item # JM1112-18-396
Orig 30 full oct bbl measuring over an inch across the flats. Orig wood retains most the orig varnish; rifle style buttplate and cracks coming back from the upper tang but is sound and solid. Bbl retains 40-50%+ orig blue with some discoloration from corrosion developing on the bbl especially on the underside toward the muzzle; receiver has traces of case colors turning brown, orig set triggers. Basically a pretty nice, sharp, good looking gun with a fine bore. Should make a good shooter.
Antique $ 3,750.
SPECIAL ORDER 1881 MARLIN SEMI-DELUXE RIFLE
Item # JM1049-18-313
Special order features include double set triggers, half mag, checkered stock. Orig sights on the 28 oct bbl, very clean bore, blue brown bbl and gray receiver. VG extra figure wood, bore likewise is VG. Solid, nice functioning antique Marlin.
Antique $ 3,850.
DOUBLE SET TRIGGER 1881 MARLIN 40 CALIBER RIFLE
Item # JM1047-18-200
Brown patina gun with blue in protected areas, bore is fair with good rifling but has some roughness. Good wood.
Antique $ 2,950.
MARLIN 1881 HALF MAG, OCTAGON BBL RIFLE IN 40 CALIBER
Item # JM1046-18-322
Bbl blue drifting to brown, nice markings, receiver has some blue but is mostly a plumish coloration, wood is in VG condition however the stock does have a hairline crack, normal dings, gouges, scratches, etc. This gun is equipped with sling swivels, bore is good to VG. Letter.
Antique $ 2,950.
MARLIN MODEL 1881 THIN SIDE LIGHTWEIGHT FACTORY ENGRAVED RIFLE IN 38-55
Item # JM1036-18-323
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.
1ST MODEL 1881 MARLIN RIFLE IN 45 GOVERNMENT
Item # JM1044-19-365
Serial number is 155. Standard configuration rifle with rebated frame. Nice pleasing plum brown patina bbl, nice markings, orig sights, receiver is pretty much a brown patina as well with a few marks showing, typical cracked and repaired forearm and a little shrinkage. Buttstock is in relatively good cond but has had a wrist repair which is solid and not very noticeable, nice bore that could use a good cleaning. Nice early serial numbered Marlin.
Antique $ 3,950.
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