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Lot 1102: First Production Attributed Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Revolver

Rare Documented First Production Attributed Factory Engraved Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Revolver Serial Number 1

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

Lot 1102: First Production Attributed Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Revolver

Rare Documented First Production Attributed Factory Engraved Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Revolver Serial Number 1

Auction Date: December 10, 2022

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Estimated Price: $1,000 - $1,500

Rare Documented First Production Attributed Factory Engraved Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Revolver Serial Number 1

Manufacturer: Marlin Firearms Co
Model: No.32 Standard 1875
Type: Revolver
Gauge: 32 RF
Barrel: 3 inch solid rib
Finish: nickel
Grip: synthetic
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Catalog Page: 94
Class: Antique
Description:

Around 19,500 No. 32 Standard 1875 revolvers were manufactured by Marlin between 1875 to 1887, and offered here is the first production attributed revolver of this model, serial number 1. The revolver was on display at the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum from 2013-2022 and is pictured in the book "Guns of the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum" on page 200. Serial number "1" appears on the grip frame, barrel and cylinder. The factory engraving consists of floral scrollwork on a punch dot background on the frame, dot and line motifs on the back strap and around the hammer, and zig-zag line motif on the barrel and cylinder. Provenance: The Supica Collection

Rating Definition:

Fine. The frame retains 90% plus original nickel plating, the cylinder retains 20% nickel plating mostly in the flutes, and the barrel retains traces of original nickel plating in the protected areas with a smooth gray patina on the balance. The engraving is crisp. The period synthetic grips are also fine with a few tiny stress lines. Mechanically excellent.



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