what is a marlin .32 pistol stamped aug 9, 1887 worth?

This is an area for guests to post questions

Moderators: Regnier (gunrunner), JohnK, Sure-Shot, Marlin

Forum rules
I have unlocked this forum but made it read only for non members -- Webmaster --
believerfixer

what is a marlin .32 pistol stamped aug 9, 1887 worth?

Postby believerfixer » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:17 am

I have a revolver type pistol that breaks down like a shotgun and its stamped aug. 9, 1887........ anyone intrested in it? and how much is this thing worth?

jpocars2@yahoo.com

thanks
jp

Regnier (gunrunner)
Distinguished Expert
Posts: 3984
Joined: Sun Oct 27, 2002 2:33 am
Location: The Sunflower State

Re: what is a marlin .32 pistol stamped aug 9, 1887 worth?

Postby Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:52 am

JP;

Condition, condition, condition! That is what will determine the value of your Marlin Double Action revolver of 1887.
There were a little over 15,000 of them made from 1887 to 1899 in .38 and .32 Smith & Wesson calibers. The .32 was a six shot revolver whereas the .38 caliber gun was only a five shot gun. The gun was made either full blued with a case-colored hammer and trigger, or nickel plated with a blued trigger guard and release mechanism with the case-colored hammer and trigger. Blued guns are a little scarcer than the nickeled guns, and will bring a little more money. There were two different hard rubber grips used on the D.A. revolver. The early style (round signet with MFACo monogram) was used on about the first 2,000 guns and the later style (with MFACo below a sunburst) til the end of production. There were two different patented ejector system used on the D.A. The first was designed by John Marlin and was used on about the first 2,000 guns and the second designed by David Hall Rice that was used on all guns after that. The difference can be seen by the addition of a small screw above the hinge screw on the second type ejector system.
You may want to post some pictures of your revolver so someone can help you with an approximate value.
Due to the increasing cost of ammunition, there be no warning shot!

The growing federal deficit = generational slavery to the national debt.

Jrsauser

Re: what is a marlin .32 riffle worth? serial # 93199

Postby Jrsauser » Fri Dec 14, 2012 7:32 pm

Regnier (gunrunner) wrote:JP;

Condition, condition, condition! That is what will determine the value of your Marlin Double Action revolver of 1887.
There were a little over 15,000 of them made from 1887 to 1899 in .38 and .32 Smith & Wesson calibers. The .32 was a six shot revolver whereas the .38 caliber gun was only a five shot gun. The gun was made either full blued with a case-colored hammer and trigger, or nickel plated with a blued trigger guard and release mechanism with the case-colored hammer and trigger. Blued guns are a little scarcer than the nickeled guns, and will bring a little more money. There were two different hard rubber grips used on the D.A. revolver. The early style (round signet with MFACo monogram) was used on about the first 2,000 guns and the later style (with MFACo below a sunburst) til the end of production. There were two different patented ejector system used on the D.A. The first was designed by John Marlin and was used on about the first 2,000 guns and the second designed by David Hall Rice that was used on all guns after that. The difference can be seen by the addition of a small screw above the hinge screw on the second type ejector system.
You may want to post some pictures of your revolver so someone can help you with an approximate value.


Return to “No Longer Guest Questions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests