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Wishbone
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Interesting Topic

Post by Wishbone » Fri May 07, 2010 5:48 pm

Along with Marlin collecting, I also collect pre-1940 S&W pistols. I thought this topic over on the S&W Collectors forum especially of interest. I would think many here would also.....

http://smith-wessonforum.com/s-w-antiqu ... -same.html


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Re: Interesting Topic

Post by opoefc » Sun Oct 17, 2010 9:22 pm

WB, As you may know from my comments on the S&W Forum and this Marlin Forum, I'm a believer that Marlin obtained their DA revolver frame forgings from the S&W drop forge, using S&W dies. The minor diferences in the finished products are those that were done in the milling stages. The
smoking gun ( pun intended) is the physical comparison of the two revolver models. What's missing is the documentation, which I think may be buried in the archives of S&W at the Conn. Valley Historical Museum in Springfield, MA., where someday researchers will find bills & invoices submitted to Marlin for forge time, etc., circa mid 1870s. Marlin records have been destroyed, so that's a dead end. Ed.

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Re: Interesting Topic

Post by Wishbone » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:16 am

It's funny how "back in the day" a lot of the firearms manufacturers held hands.
They borrowed employees, used each others equipment, made parts for another company, etc., etc.

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