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.