.38-55 caliber, 26" blued tapered octagonal barrel with gold and platinum lines at breech and scrolls of gold and platinum lines on the flats extending outward. S/N 88949. Frame is case colored and deep relief-engraved with a large panel on the left consisting of a stag with a dog holding his left hind leg and a dog in front of him, another dog he has been pitched in the air with his back to the ground. The rest of the left side is finished with nice scrolls. Right side of frame has a deep relief-engraved panel of a ram, the rest is nice scrolls. The top of the frame marked Marlin Safety with engraved scrolls. Top tang is also engraved with scrolls. Hammer is engraved with scrolls and gold inlaid lines; lever is engraved with gold and platinum lines and scrolls. Nose cap and buttplate engraved. Front folding beach sight; rear is a specially made sport leaf with sliding peep. Extra fancy pistol grip walnut buttstock and forearm with No. D checkering. A German silver escutcheon inlay in the bottom of stock. This rifle was made in 1894 and comes with copy of the letter from the Cody Museum.
Condition: Barrel and magazine tube retain ca 95% of the original blue finish with some brown freckle spots. Very minute storage crust. Frame is very strong retaining most of the original case colors just lightly fading. Wood is excellent with some minimal nicks and dings.