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#13724883 - 04/08/19 Model 1881 ENGRAVED!  
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I just saw a model 1881 Marlin thin frame (made 1895 I believe) in 38-55 that is factory engraved. WOW! This is one that was "discovered" and came out of the family closet after 100+ years. It has a tiny chip out of the toe of the stock but otherwise it appears unaltered. The letter from Cody is on the way to the owner but by phone it sounds correct. That is one you don't see everyday! He let me take a couple of pictures of it but I never have figured out how to post them on here.

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#13732740 - 04/11/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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Does anyone have any information to share?

#13733554 - 04/12/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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I have a early thin frame model 1881 in 32-40 that is factory engraved with a circassion walnut stock. The engraving was done by one of the Ulrich's and under the buttplate was a name and address,it belonged to a sawmill owner in Penn. Heres a few pictures.

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#13733609 - 04/12/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: Loggah]  
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Originally Posted by Loggah
I have a early thin frame model 1881 in 32-40 that is factory engraved with a circassion walnut stock...


Why doesn't that surprise me, is there anything you DON'T have Loggah??? laugh Beautiful Marlin, color me green here


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Ancient order of the 1895 Winchester

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#13734220 - 04/12/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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Beautiful rifle and VERY similar to the one I saw. The one here has moose on one side as I recall.

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#13734230 - 04/12/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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Ancient order of the 1895 Winchester

"It's an insecure and petite man who demands all others like what he likes and dislike what he dislikes."
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#13734513 - 04/12/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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Both very nice!!!!


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#13734844 - 04/12/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: WyoCoyoteHunter]  
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160user,
I actually think the rifle you have in your pictures has the next higher grade of engraving, its a beauty for sure!!!! grin Don

#13734888 - 04/12/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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Thank you. I believe he said the letter from Cody is on the way. Obviously someone was pretty successful in 1885 to order something like this!

#13735668 - 04/12/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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Beautiful!


The gauge of the gun is an index to the ability of the man to prove his manhood…If it is a 12-gauge, he is so-so. If it is a 16, he is pretty good. If it’s a 20-gauge, he is excellent, and if it a .410 he is bragging. -Robert Ruark
Bravo

#13742366 - 04/15/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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160user. The letters for Marlins from cody dont really say much for Marlins. I went and checked my letter and there was nothing on it about being engraved. Don

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A truly remarkable rifle.


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#13748965 - 04/17/19 Re: Model 1881 ENGRAVED! [Re: 160user]  
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All I got from the Cody letter on my Marlin 1893 in 38-55 was the caliber, Octagonal barrel, length 26 inches and date shipped-- August 16, 1893. But I was very happy to find out it was a first year rifle! Was worth it to me anyways.


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