Marlin XXX Standard 1872 .30 RF Short Pocket Revolver
J.M. Marlin of New-Haven CT was an employee of Samuel Colt before he ventured out on his own in 1863. With a variety of changes and owners, the Marlin Firearms Company has been around ever since, making sporting rifles and handguns to this day. Most famous for the Marlin repeating rifle, they also made very good quality pistols, deringers and revolvers for the civilian market. The "XXX Standard" is named for its caliber, the .30 rim fire cartridge. The design of the gun is very similar to the Smith and Wesson Model 1, with its tip-up barrel and fixed extractor. This particular specimen is in very fine to excellent condition, with about 90% original nickel, a fine, accurate action and tight hinge. 3-inch barrel, clean, shiny bore with sharp rifling. The rosewood grips rate about very good, with some dark oil staining on both sides, and a single, shallow crack on the left side. The grips are solid however. SN 3684, rated very fine overall.


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