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Auction Date: April 20, 2012

Lot 811: Marble’s Arms & Mfg Co - Game Getter

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Marble Arms Game Getter Model 1908 Over/Under Folding Stock Pistol
Estimated Price: $1,500 - $2,250
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Serial #Marble’s Arms & Mfg  Co   - Game Getter ManufacturerMarble’s Arms & Mfg Co ModelGame Getter
TypeCombination Gauge22/44 Catalog Page166
Barrel18 Inch Round FinishBlue GripHard Rubber
Stock ClassCurio & Relic Handgun RatingSee Condition
DescriptionManufactured between 1908 and 1918. The right side of the chamber block is marked "CALIBERS - 22&44, the right side of the frame "PATENTS/ALLOWED", left side of barrel chamber "-MANUFACTURED BY THE-/ MARBLE SAFETY AXE CO./ GLADSTONE, MICH.U.S.A./ MARBLE ARMS & MFG.CO./ SUCCESSOR" and "GAME GETTER" on the left side of the frame below. The upper barrel is rifled and chambered for 22 caliber rimfire and the lower barrel is a smooth bore and chambered for the 44 game getter centerfire cartridge. Blade front and folding leaf rear sights, with a short range peep sight mounted on top of the frame. Blue finish with casehardened hammer, with mobile striker, a steel tube stock with smooth butt, which folds up under the gun for storage and fitted with checkered hard rubber grips with "TRADE/MARBLE/MARK" at the top.

ConditionNear excellent with 90% original blue finish remaining with thinning and a number of minor scratches, as well as some wear on the frame. The hammer retains 95% original bright case colors. The grips are excellent with a couple of small chips on the lower left side and crisp checkering. Some minor pin repair on the folding stock. The markings are crisp and clear. The action is fine.
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