Rachethead and 00Buck,Rachethead said:Marlin made a model in the early 60's for Spiegal as I recall that had walnut stocks; on the right side of the butt stock was a circular carving featuring the head of an 8pt buck. As I recall, this model looked very much like the standard carbine model in that it had a pistol grip with 20" barrel and full length mag tube; but its features more closely resembled those of the Marlin made Sears Model 45 made during that time with a forend cap and dovetail front sight.
Ouch !! double and triple outch on the price..I could have bought a nice spiegel buck gun a few years ago for 250.00 , but I thought the deer was hand carved by a previous owner, and didn't figure it was anything out of the ordinary. Hand carved stocks are not uncommon in Texas. I wish I had known what it was.