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Lot 3607: Marlin Single Shot Top Break Target Pistol

Auction Date: December 5, 2021

Desirable Marlin Single Shot Top Break Target Pistol

Price Realized:
Estimated Price: $2,750 - $4,250

Desirable Marlin Single Shot Top Break Target Pistol

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: Top Break
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 22
Barrel: 10 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: plastic
Stock:
Item Views: 212
Item Interest: Average
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 281
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Bore Condition: -
Description:

This pistol is an assembled Hopkins and Allen target pistol by The Marlin Firearms Corporation and is identical to the Hopkins and Allen target pistol that was introduced in 1913. Marlin began to assemble these pistols in 1922. Like the Hopkins & Allen pistol, it has a 10 inch barrel and single action. The top break mechanism and ejector system were identical to those of the Hopkins and Allen Safety Police revolver. Blue finish, adjustable rear sight, Lyman bead front sight blade and fitted with checkered plastic grips. The top of the barrel is marked "The Marlin Firearms Corp. NEW HAVEN. CONN. U.S.A.". Matching serial number on the front grip strap, bottom of the monoblock, and barrel underside. This serial number is probably a Hopkins and Allen number that was already stamped onto the parts when Marlin assembled the pistol. This is certainly a rare piece and most desirable item for the Marlin pistol collector. Provenance: The Milan J. Turk Collection

Rating Definition:

Excellent, with 95% of the original blue finish with some light thinning on the barrel sides and some moderate tool marks near the muzzle on the right side. The trigger guard has started to turn a mottled gray patina. The grips are very good with some minor to moderate bottom edge wear and some minor scratches overall. The checkering is sharp. The markings are clear. Mechanically fine.



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