Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 83: Engraved and Nickel Plated Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Revolver

Auction Date: May 14, 2021

Factory Engraved and Gold and Nickel Plated Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Revolver with Gilded DeGress "Tiffany" Grips

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $900 - $1,500

Factory Engraved and Gold and Nickel Plated Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Revolver with Gilded DeGress "Tiffany" Grips

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 32 Standard 1875
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 3 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel/gold
Grip: DeGress
Stock:
Item Views: 300
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 82
Class: Antique
Description:

19,500 of these classic late 19th century pocket revolvers were manufactured between 1875 and 1887. This example has the standard markings and features aside from the highly attractive and timeless engraving consisting mainly of acanthus scroll patterns along with the grape leaf scroll and "lady" motif DeGress grips. The cylinder, hammer, and the grips were gilded, and the remaining components were nickel plated. Provenance: The John Fox Collection

Rating Definition:

Good, retaining 70% original nickel finish on the frame and 60% original nickel finish on the barrel with some handling marks, and crisp engraving. The cylinder retains 20% of the original gold finish in protected areas with a cylinder drag line and crisp engraving. Grips are excellent with some handling marks and high edge wear with much of the gilding remaining on the protected areas. Mechanically fine.



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