Marlin Model 1881 .40-60 – FACTORY ORIGINAL CONDITION, NICE!, vintage firearms inc

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Description: General Specs: Marlin, Year 1885, .40-60 cal, 9lbs 11oz, LOP 13 1/8"

Serial Number: 9563

What a great find we have here in this ANTIQUE Marlin Model 1881 rifle on the large frame and .40-60 caliber. Most of these rifles are in rough condition, have been restored or “refinished” over time, or have been altered in some significant way. This rifle, sn9563 built in 1885, is wholly original with no restoration of any kind and still retains LOTS OF ORIGINAL CONDITION. The 28” full octagon heavy barrel has 90% factory blue, EXCELLENT SHINY BORE WITH STRONG RIFLING AND ONLY VERY MINOR FROSTING, original factory sights, clear distinct stampings. The full-length magazine tube is without damage. The action retains 70% factory blue with some streaking, loading gate still has 90% charcoal blue, solid screws, and is excellent mechanical working order. You can take this Marlin out and shoot it to your heart’s content and she should be accurate with the excellent rifling and bore. THIS IS A VFI CERTIFIED RIFLE WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY. WE HAVE STRIPPED THE ACTION TO ITS SMALLEST PART, ULTRASONIC CLEANED ALL, INSPECTED ALL PARTS FOR INTEGRITY AND FUNCTION, LUBRICATED AND REASSEMBLED, READY FOR USE. The wood is original to the gun and has 136 years of bumps and dings, but has no cracks, splits, or repairs and still has excellent wood to metal fit. The wood finish appears to be factory original and is mostly all there. The factory crescent steel butt plate is in excellent condition as well. This a BIG heavy rifle weighing 9lbs. 11oz. and the Cody Firearms Museum info sheets documents the rifle just as you see her, shipped in 1885! Finding an ANTIQUE Marlin with such a good bore and excellent factory condition is a rare occurrence, as the black powder of the day was very corrosive. Bad bores don’t shoot well and hurt the value of the gun. Having a Marlin that has been thoroughly cleaned, inspected, and lubricated WITH A 90 DAY MECHANICAL WARRANTY is the best way to buy a rifle that you may choose to shoot. Can you imagine taking a fine buck with a 136 year old rifle??? Ammunition is readily available on the internet for reasonable prices. Thanks for looking!


Barrel Length: 28" STANDARD LENGTH***** Bores: excellent plus; strong rifling***** % Blue: 90% factory***** Chambers: 10 round magazine***** Sights: factory adjustable rear, large gold blade*****


Action: lever; top-eject***** Case Color: action 70% factory blue***** Screws: very good***** Trigger Type: single***** Trigger Guard Color: lever clean brown patina*****


Type: factory original***** LOP: 13 1/8"***** LOP To End Of Wood: 12 3/4"***** Butt Treatment: crescent steel butt plate*****

There are more photos upon request. We offer a 30 day mechanical warranty on this fine firearm. Call us for full details.

Call to purchase. If you have any questions please call or email us. Thanks! Vintage Firearms Inc

We employ a full time gunsmith on premises and can perform alterations to suit your needs within a few weeks of purchase.

Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Brand: Marlin
Caliber: .40 (other)
Location: MI

Trades Accepted: Yes.

LET ME SELL YOUR GUNS!!! As you can see, I do a thorough job, am nationally known, and have hundreds of existing customers looking for your gun! Federally licensed dealer of Classic American Doubles, i.e. Fox, Parker, Ithaca, L.C. Smith, Lefever. Guns must be shipped to licensed dealer. Layaways accepted. No returns on layaways. I BUY SHOTGUNS, COLLECTIONS OR ONE AT A TIME.

Shipping Notes: Payment Methods: Credit Card, Money Order, Certified Check, Personal Check, Wire Transfer (Advertised price represents the 3% cash discount price. Actual price if paid by credit card is 3% higher cost) Inspection Period / Return Policy: Three Days from the date the item was received. Sales Tax: 6% Michigan Only Shipping & Insurance: Ground $70.00 within the continental U.S. Additional fees for HI & AK. We ship internationally with additional fees! Item Condition: Used Requires FFL?: No, ANT

Item #: 997614078
SKU: 9563
Seller Since: Jan. 2002
Identity Verified ( Grand Rapids, MI )
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City: Grand Rapids
State: MI
Phone: 616-292-6240
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Shipping: $70.00 (or FREE in-store pick up!)
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