SKU: C26900



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44-40 Win; 75% blue, good bore, fair stock, 20'' barrel, Manufactured in 1895. Original blue finish and walnut stock. Fixed front and ladder rear sights. Saddle ring mounted on left frame. Marked on top of the barrel with the Marlin address and patent dates 1887, 1889 and 1893 in two lines. Caliber designation "44 W" stamped on top of barrel chamber. "MARLIN SAFETY" along the top of the frame. Tang marked "MODEL / 1894". The left side of the buttstock is stamped "O. E. & M. Co." over five neatly marked Chinese characters. And there are initials hand engraved above "H.C.H.". A sling swivel has been added to the bottom of the buttstock. There is an area of pitting on the bottom of the magazine tube and some scattered spotting on the metal. The buttstock has a crack along the full length of the bottom and another crack along the right side, these have been repaired using three sunk pins and two screws. This is an old repair and is stable. Mechanically fine. Antique, s/n 1202xx