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Post by emersonhd » Sun Jan 07, 2018 4:34 pm

Found on a wall marlin 1888 lever act. 23 inch hex barrel. In 38-55. It is dirty and needs a new fire pin but I think I can save it.

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Re: New Member Old gun

Post by Road King » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:30 pm

What makes you think it's an 1888 gun? That model wasn't made in that caliber. Could be model 1881 or model 1893.
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Post by emersonhd » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:42 pm

Ser # 20330 made in 88. I don't know the model #.

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Re: New Member Old gun

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:30 pm

Emersonhd;

That serial number belongs to a Marlin Model 1881. It left the factory in New Haven, Ct. in late 1888 with a 24 inch octagon barrel (no such thing as a hex barrel) in .38-55 caliber.
Wisner's Inc. will have a firing pin for your Model 1881. ( www.wisnersinc.com )
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Re: New Member Old gun

Post by emersonhd » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:46 pm

Thank you for the info. I was going to make a pin but buying will save a day. Thx again.

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