.32-40 caliber, 32" round-to-octagonal extra heavy barrel, S/N 25511 . With matching numbers throughout. With caliber marked on the top flat of the barrel. The left of the frame features Marlin's name and address, along with Ballard's patent date. The top flats of the frame and the sides feature ornate acanthus scroll engravings with miniature heart patterns engraved in the border. Either side also features an engraved buck and doe in a circle. Windgauge and spirit level front sight, with Vernier rear peep sight on the tang. With double set triggers and loop and spur lever. The forend features deluxe checkering and a horn forend tip. The buttstock features a high comb with a raised cheeckpiece, deluxe checkering and a nickel plated Swiss style buttplate. Overall, a fabulous rifle in excellent condition, with brilliant case colors on the action and lever.
The barrel is in excellent condition, with almost 100% of the original blue finish remaining. The frame and lever display detailed engravings with excellent original case colors. The stock and forearm have one or two light handling marks and are in very good to excellent overall condition. Almost all of the nickel plating remains on the buttplate, with light wear on the nubs. The bore and action are in excellent condition. Overall, excellent condition.