Fine Modern & Antique Arms - December 2021 : Sale A1221 Lot 715
MARLIN, USA A .32-40 (W&B) LEVER-ACTION SPORTING-RIFLE, MODEL 1889, serial no. 95226,

Product Details

A .32-40 (W&B) LEVER-ACTION SPORTING-RIFLE, MODEL '1889', serial no. 95226,
circa 1899, with slightly tapering octagonal 26in. barrel signed on the top-flat 'MARLIN FIREARMS CO NEW-HAVEN C.T. U.S.A. PATENTED OCT 11 1887, APRIL 2 1889', dove-tailed nickel-silver 'Rocky Mountain' fore-sight, buck-horn rear-sight, solid receiver marked on the top 'MARLIN SAFETY' (strong traces of colour), plain top-tang with provision for peep-sight (absent), walnut straight-hand butt-stock with crescent heel-plate, squared finger-lever, plain walnut half-fore-end and full length under-barrel magazine-tube, good amount of apparently original finish

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Estimate £1,000-1,500

Sold as an exempt item under Section 58 (2) of the 1968 Firearms Act, to be held as a curiosity or ornament