20. Superb Marlin Model 1889 Special Order Deluxe Lever Action Rifle

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serial #56919, 38 W., 26" full octagon barrel with full magazine and a bright excellent bore that shows just a couple light pits. This is a wonderful rifle. The gun features checkered pistolgrip deluxe walnut stock and forend, was ordered with no rear barrel sight and retains lots of condition. The barrel and magazine retain 95% strong original blue finish overall with crisp markings and edges. The action retains 95% original color case-hardened finish which remains quite vivid and has only faded slightly in some areas. The loading gate retains 95% plus original blue finish. The checkered pistolgrip buttstock and forend rate excellent with 95% plus original finish remaining and with just a couple very minor light handling marks. The checkering remains sharp and crisp and the steel forend cap retains 90% plus strong original blue finish. The steel crescent buttplate retains a good deal of original color case-hardened finish which has faded to a pleasing pewter color. The rifle is sighted with beaded blade front, no rear seat and an original Lyman folding tang mounted peepsight. Truly a top-shelf, completely honest, investment quality deluxe Marlin rifle that would be right at home in the finest collection of Marlin rifles. (17863-48) {ANTIQUE} (7000/9000) SOLD $7,475.00

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