Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3518: Two Antique Marlin Derringers

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Scarce Antique Marlin Derringers

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Estimated Price: $1,100 - $1,600

A) Marling O.K. Model Square Butt Derringer

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 30 RF
Barrel: 3 1/8 inch part round
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 98
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 260
Class: Antique
Description:

Approximately 6,000 of these Marlin O.K. Model derringers were manufactured from 1863 to 1870, with few known examples having a square butt grip frame like this example has. The top barrel flat is marked "O.K" and the serial number is marked on the bottom of the barrel, left of the grip frame. Fitted with blade front and hammer notch rear sights, as well as a pair of smooth rosewood grips.

Rating Definition:

Very good, showing mostly a smooth grey patina on the iron with a few scattered patches of light pitting and an attractive antique patina on the brass. The grips are also very good with minor chips absent at the top of both panels, a couple hairline cracks, and otherwise light handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



B) Marlin First Model Derringer

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: Derringer
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22 RF
Barrel: 2 1/8 inch part round
Finish: blue/silver
Grip: rosewood
Stock:
Item Views: 98
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 260
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1863 to 1867. Two line New Haven barrel address on a barrel correctly manufactured without sights. Fitted with smooth bird head grips. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Good, the iron showing mostly a smooth grey patina with some scattered patches of light pitting and an attractive antique patina on the brass. The grips are also good with a small gap between the grip and frame on the right and otherwise minimal handling marks. Mechanically excellent.



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