Rock Island Auction Company

Lot 3528: Two Marlin Revolvers

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Collector's Lot of Two Marlin Revolvers

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Estimated Price: $850 - $1,300

A) Marlin .38 Standard 1878 Pocket Revolver

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 38 Standard 1878
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 CF
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 124
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 262
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1876 to 1887. Barrel rib is marked "38 STANDARD 1878," and matching serial numbers on butt, barrel, and cylinder.

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 95% original nickel finish with some flaking on the balance. Grips are very good with worn checkering. Action needs work as cylinder does not lock when hammer is cocked.



B) Marlin Model 1887 Double Action Revolver

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: 1887
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 38 CF
Barrel: 3 1/4 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: hard rubber
Stock:
Item Views: 124
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 262
Class: Antique
Description:

Manufactured from 1887 to 1899. The barrel rib has the two-line address/patent marking. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Very fine, retaining 90% original nickel finish with light flaking on the balance. Trigger guard retains 80% original blue finish. Bright original case colors visible on the hammer. Grips are very good with sun fading to brown on the right panel, some minor handling marks and overall crisp checkering. Action functions, but needs minor adjustment as it does not lock up.



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