Marlin 39AWL .22 LR with an incredible factory error. Produced among a limited edition of 2000 rifles created to raise funds for wildlife conservation, serial number WL000766 left the Marlin factory with an unmarked barrel (other than the “JM” proof). After the rifle was sold and the error discovered, a second barrel with correct markings – other than “JM” as it was not was not factory installed – was obtained. Features include an unmarked 24-inch half-octagon-to-round barrel, etched receiver with gold embellishments and upgraded walnut with double-bordered checkering. DIMENSIONS: Weight is 5.8 pounds and the length-of-pull is 13.25 inches. CONDITION: New and unfired with traces of handling. DISPLAY HISTORY: Displayed at the 2019 Marlin Firearms Collectors Association Annual Meeting, it won a Special Judges Award. INCLUSIONS: Original AWL promotional poster, manual, optic base, hammer extension, copy of “The Marlin Collector” magazine referencing the award, large awards presentation plaque, “Danger Ahead” framed print given in recognition of the award, paperwork from show display and a box with the correct end label. Digital copies of the display description and NSSF background letter are also available (hard copies not present). The price is firm and layaway is available. $5,000 plus shipping.