From 1895 to 1917 Marlin Firearms produced this lever action rifle in various calibers. The difference with the 1893 model is easy to find: the lever is strait , instead of curved.
Along with the Winchester 1894, the Marlin has written a large part of the end of the 19th century history and the beggining of the 20th.. And it has been the prefered fire arm of many hunters. A pure piece of North America history.
This is why this one has been restored.
When the customer came in the shop and opened the case, I took this badly rusted piece of metal and checked the serial number: only four digits....
It was pretty sure it was an original.
After removing the woods,we took the time to check every parts, to evaluate if a major restoration could be done.
Surprisingly, the inside of the barrel was no pitted, due to a heavy coat of grease.
This was the trigger to start the project.
The customer wanted it like an original, so we did it like that: Slow rust blueing, temper colors, olied woods....and a lot of elbow grease!