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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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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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Ser # 20330 made in 88. I don't know the model #.
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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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Thank you for the info. I was going to make a pin but buying will save a day. Thx again.
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