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Check the gun auctions sites and see what they are going for.

Nice looking rifle, Fancy wood! Is the blue just gone or was it removed for a re-blue. Also looks like it's got a Hepburn peep sight on it. If that's that case, the sight is worth as much as the rifle.
 

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I had it inspected by a firearms collector and he said it is nickel finish. he said very rare
 

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My father-in-law said his uncle bought it for him when he was 11. He died 3 years ago but before he died he said his uncle bought it from a Marlin salesman so I am sure its original. The wood is wonderful walnut!
 

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It's a beautiful rifle.
Being that it's a family rifle, I'm curious as to why you wouldn't want to keep it?
 

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Very nice, that is a great looking rifle.
 

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Your pics aren’t real clear, so it’s hard to tell if it’s factory nickel. It sure looks like real deluxe checkered wood. With better pics, it would be better to accurately price it. If non factory finish, with good bore, I’d say $600-700. If factory it would go much higher depending on bore, if nice bore and factory finish on metal and wood, $1200-1800 at auction

If it was in my family I would surly keep it!! I have a lot of old pre-WW1 Marlins, one from the family would be the most prized!
 

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The patina doesn't look right (to me) for being over 100 years old.
If it is in fact 100% original it should bring a pretty penny.
By the pictures , I am guessing it has been refinished.
Nice rifle it was not in storage for 70 years somebody took care of this rifle. Not sure about the rear sight.
 

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I would say if the gun has the original nickel finish after 100 years you see some tarnish on it. Maybe it had good storage. That is one nice Marlin
 

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Looks like one fine rifle to me. I am betting even refinished it would bring north of 1k. Book value might be lower but if someone wants it they are not going to care about the book value. If the pictures show it well and the bore is good I might come off 1k for a rifle like that on the right day. If it is a true original then no telling what someone might pay for it but up close to 2 grand I am sure.
 

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It went into storage when he got out of the service at age 20. About 1950. It was stored in the canvas case. Also, the case has a serial number on it plus marked "92"
 

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Even if it was put in storage in 1950 it would still have been around for 38 years or so.
It just looks to good to have been around that long.
This is just my professional opinion coming from a non professional.
The only way to be sure is to take it to a real professional and have them give you their opinion.
That is if you can find a true professional and not just someone saying they are so they can take advantage.
It is defiantly a nice gun either way.
 

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That doesn't look like a 100 year old finish on the wood either. However that is one fine looking rifle.
 

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I would consult a Marlin expert that deals in factory engraved Marlins. It is the only way to know, some of the engraved ones sell for 15 times that of a regular catalog model, and yours may be in that class. It would not leave my ownership while I was living though.

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I would consult a Marlin expert that deals in factory engraved Marlins. It is the only way to know, some of the engraved ones sell for 15 times that of a regular catalog model, and yours may be in that class. It would not leave my ownership while I was living though.

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You might want to take a 2nd look at the OP's gun. It isn't engraved.
 
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