SOLD FOR: $2538
Serial Number: 185211
Year of Manufacture: 1899
Action Type: Lever Action Rifle with Full Length Mag Tube
Markings: The barrel is marked “MARLIN FIRE-ARMS CO. NEW HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / PATENTED, OCT. 11. 1887. APRIL 2. 1889, AUGUST 1. 1893.” and “38-56”. The left shoulder is marked “SPECIAL SMOKELESS STEEL”. The serial number is found on the underside of the frame. The upper tang is marked “Model / 1895” and the top of the frame is “MARLIN SAFETY”.
Barrel Length: 26?
Sights / Optics: The rifle is mounted with a blade dovetail at the muzzle and a buckhorn elevator rear sight at the rear dovetail.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are oiled smooth wood sporting a straight grip, straight comb, and a steel crescent buttplate. The wood has darkened considerably over time. There is some slight play between the forearm and metal. There is a notable scratch on the right side of the grip. There are scattered compressions, dings, and marks, but no splits or cracks. The LOP measures about 13 1/8? from the front of the trigger to the crescent plate. The stocks rate in about Very Good overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is gray and the rifling is deep but worn. There is erosion and patches of pitting in the bore.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 30% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows a light mottled patina on the mag tube, lever, and receiver. The blue remaining on the barrel is faint. There are scattered nicks and scratches. The screw heads are tool-marked but very much serviceable. The markings are legible. Overall, this gun rates in about Good condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We have not fired this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.
Our Assessment: This is a fifth-year production Marlin Model 1895. This is a desirable gun, early and in complete condition. Any Marlin collector would be happy to have this one in their collection. The stock is in Very Good condition and the action functions correctly. Please see our photos and good luck!