A nice example of an early model 1889. The model 1889 was Marlin's first lever action with side ejection. It is the Grandfather to all marlin lever actions and the father to the model 1894. 89's were only built about 10 years from 1889 to 1899. It has an incredible look to it with the combination of condition and age. The metal has very light blue with mostly patina colors-suttle faint case colors on hammer and lever. The wood is dark with years of handling. The butt stock shows repair made maybe 80+ years ago. Excellant marking include marlin safety on top of receiver with 1887 and 1889 patent dates on top of barrel. Rear barrel is marked 44w. which stand for 44- winchester. aka 44-40 wcf. Original sight includes long style marlin ballard rear sight and rocky mountain front sight with german silver blade. Action is smooth as butter. Last but not least, Bore is good with strong rifling- no rings or bulges. A great model 1889. Built in 1894. Email for more pictures.