Marlin 1884 made in 1885

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Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by Schornstinefager » Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:37 am

I recently purchased a collection of guns an amongst them was a marlin lever action marked 38wcf serial 1212xx dates it to 1885
Typical cowboy gun obviously carried By the finish but great shape Otherwise Everything locked up tight chamber good rifle boar ect im a gun scratcher and was wanting a lever action to do a Nimski style engraving on . A friend is a fan of old winchester marlin types and screamed when I suggested it. Hey the gun needed refinishing anyway ....he wasn’t amused . That said before I do something horrible what is the actual value of this particular weapon I tried to get pictures posted the photo bucket will not let me upload anything at the moment site must be down for maintenance.

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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by Schornstinefager » Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:44 am

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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by Schornstinefager » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:46 am

For some reason this forum doesn’t allow me to edit the original post `So for correction it’s an 1894 made in 1895 also posted some pics

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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by marlinman93 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:14 pm

You're off by a decade on both date and model. Should date to 1895, and likely a Model 1894. And it's Nimschke the engraver.
Can't tell you the value, as I can't see it.
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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by Schornstinefager » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:54 am

K got some pics this is the older of the 2 marlin carbines like this in the collection. Looks like the other 15 were a Winchester Carbine and 7 gallery guns
A few marlin 22 auto feeders, and a marlin 922m. Heres a example of the Nimschke scroll i did on a old wooped revolver a couple years ago .
Image. My question is would you if you could ? or should I trade it for a new one and cut on that

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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by Schornstinefager » Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:17 am

Sorry for all the posts but it wont let me make corrections or edit Photos to post for clarity So heres the thumb that should be in the post above
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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by marlinman93 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:17 am

Not a good enough picture for me to hazard a guesstimate of value. I'd need closer images of the individual gun, and accurate bore description, before I'd attempt a value.
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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by Schornstinefager » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:29 am

Did you open the pictures in the second post if so what area close up should i post ?
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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by Schornstinefager » Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 am

Also. Gun marked just 38w. Which exact shell or caliber bullet is this

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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by marlinman93 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:33 am

The caliber is .38-40 Winchester. I would agree with your friend that this gun is too good and too original to do any alterations to it. The round barrel is fairly unusual, but not something that adds value, as most people prefer the more common octagon barrel. But the gun appears unmolested, and still has all the original age from over 100 years of existence. And the bore looks very shootable, and a little elbow grease might bring it up even further.
I'd expect to see it for sale at one of the big gun shows at around $750-$850.
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Re: Marlin 1884 made in 1885

Post by Schornstinefager » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:35 pm

Thank you sir

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