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 inch half octagon barrel, .30 Caliber, 14 inch 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 nickely 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.