.44-40 caliber, 28" octagonal barrel, S/N 64501 (ca 1892). Blued barrel with case hardened frame, lever, hammer, and buttplate. Deluxe checkered walnut forend and pistol grip. Blade front sight with buckhorn rear elevator sight. Correct catch on rear of lever. Frame shows Marlin No. 1 type engraving throughout featuring broad scrolls and fancy border en suite with left side panel of an elk in a meadow. Features special order half-magazine, of which only 854 examples were produced, representing less than two percent of total Model 1889 production.
Fine. Barrel retains nearly all of its blued finish with some minor thinning on sharp edges. Receiver has taken on a pewter patina with engraving remaining sharp and crisp. Stock has some minor handling marks and blemishes from age including some wear and thinning of varnish, but retains an attractive color and grain. Bore is very good; bright with good rifling.