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J. M. Marlin

Name Street Town State From To
Marlin, John Malhone
(1836 - 1901)
  New Haven Connecticut 1863 1881


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Product
becomes Marlin Firearms in 1881, Marlin-Rockwell Corp. in 1915 and Marlin Firearms Co. in 1926

single shot pistols

.22 r.f. caliber, 1st Model 2 1/16" half octagon half round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct., bird head grip, serial numbers known 42 up to 10430, manufactured from 1863 to 1867
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.22 short r.f. caliber, OK Model , 2 1/8" to 3 1/8" half octagon half round barrel, some are marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct. on the right side of the barrel, bird head grip and a few hundred with square butt grip, the total estimated production of the three OK Models was 8000 most in .22 and .30 caliber, .32 rarely seen, they are found in the serial number range from 28 up to 16664, manufactured from 1863 to 1870

.30 short r.f. caliber, OK Model , 2 1/8" to 3 1/8" half octagon half round barrel, some are marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct. on the right side of the barrel, bird head grip and a few hundred with square butt grip, the total estimated production of the three OK Models was 8000 most in .22 and .30 caliber, .32 rarely seen, they are found in the serial number range from 28 up to 16664, manufactured from 1863 to 1870
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.32 short r.f. caliber, OK Model , 2 1/8" to 3 1/8" half octagon half round barrel, some are marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct. on the right side of the barrel, bird head grip and a few hundred with square butt grip, the total estimated production of the three OK Models was 8000 most in .22 and .30 caliber, .32 rarely seen, they are found in the serial number range from 28 up to 16664, manufactured from 1863 to 1870

.38 short r.f. caliber, Victor Model 2 11/16" half octagon half round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct/Pat. April 5, 1870, bird head grip, serial numbers known 183 up to 13954, manufactured from 1875 to 1881

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.22 short r.f. caliber, Never Miss Model 2 1/2" half octagon half round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct/Pat. April 5, 1870, bird head grip, serial numbers known 68 up to 11193, manufactured from 1870 to 1881
right side

.32 short r.f. caliber, Never Miss Model 2 1/2" half octagon half round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct/Pat. April 5, 1870, bird head grip, serial numbers known 68 up to 11193, manufactured from 1870 to 1881

.41 short r.f. caliber, Never Miss Model 2 1/2" half octagon half round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct/Pat. April 5, 1870, bird head grip, serial numbers known 68 up to 11193, manufactured from 1870 to 1881

.41 short r.f. caliber, Stonewall Model 2 1/2" half octagon half round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin/New Haven, Ct/Pat. April 5, 1870, bird head grip, very rare

Revolvers

Propabely Malin purchased the rights for American Standard Tool Company (cessed all activities in February 20, 1873) to manufacture copies of the S&W revolver. The major differences between Marlin and American Standard Tool Company's revolvers are the birds head grip and only 6 cylinder stops.


.30 short r.f. caliber, revolver "XXX Standard 1872" , spur trigger, tip-up, 1st variation with 3 1/8" octagon barrel,marked J.M. Marlin - New Haven, Connecticut, manufactured from 1872 to 1873, production was about 500

.30 short r.f. caliber, revolver "XXX Standard 1872" , spur trigger, tip-up, 2nd variation with 3" round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin New Haven, Ct. U.S.A. Pat. July 1, 1873, manufactured in 1873, production was about 500

.30 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot revolver "XXX Standard 1872" , spur trigger, tip-up, 3rd variation with 3" round barrel and short fluted cylinder, marked J.M. Marlin New Haven, Ct. U.S.A. Pat. July 1, 1873, manufactured from 1873 to 1876, production was approximately 10000
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.30 long r.f. caliber, 5 shot revolver "XXX Standard 1872" , spur trigger, tip-up, 4th variation with 3" round barrel and long fluted cylinder, marked J.M. Marlin New Haven, Ct. U.S.A. Pat. July 1, 1873, manufactured from 1873 to 1876, production was approximately 15000
Right side

.22 long r.f. caliber, 7 shot revolver "XX Standard 1873" , spur trigger, tip-up, 1st variation with 3 1/8" octagon barrel, marked J.M. Marlin - New Haven, Connecticut, manufactured in 1873, production was about 500

.22 long r.f. caliber, 7 shot revolver "XX Standard 1873" , spur trigger, tip-up, 2nd variation with 3" round barrel, marked J. M. Marlin New Haven, Ct. U.S.A. Pat. July 1, 1873, manufactured in 1874, production was about 500

.22 long r.f. caliber, 7 shot revolver "XX Standard 1873" , spur trigger, tip-up, 3rd variation with 3" round barrel and fluted cylinder, arked J. M. Marlin New Haven, Ct. U.S.A. Pat. July 1, 1873, manufactured from 1875 ro 1887, production was approximately 9000

.32 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot revolver "Standard 1875" , spur trigger, tip-up, 1st variation with 3 1/4" barrel, marked J.M. Marlin, New Haven, Ct. U.S.A. Pat. July 1, 1873, manufactured 1875, production was approximately 15000

.32 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot revolver "Standard 1875" , spur trigger, tip-up, 2nd variation with 3 1/4" barrel, marked J.M. Marlin, New Haven, Ct. U.S.A. Pat. July 1, 1873, manufactured from 1876 to 1887, production was approximately 18000
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.38 S&W center fire caliber, 5 shot revolver "Standard 1878" , spur trigger, tip-up, 3 1/4" barrel, marked J.M. Marlin, New Haven, Ct., U.S.A., Pat. July 1, 1873, manufactured from 1878 to 1887, production was approximately 12000
left side right side

.22 short r.f. caliber, 7 shot OK Model , spur trigger, solid frame, 2 1/4" round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin. New Haven. Conn. U.S.A., manufactured from 1870 to 1875, serial numbers known 28 up to 8265

.22 short r.f. caliber, 7 shot Little Joker Model , spur trigger, solid frame, 2 1/4" round barrel, marked J.M. Marlin. New Haven. Conn. U.S.A., manufactured from 1871 to 1873, serial numbers known 5 up to 5144

.38 center fire caliber, 5 shot double action 1st Model revolver, top brake, which precluded infringement on the S&W revolvers, manufactured in 1887

.38 center fire caliber, 5 shot double action 2nd Model revolver, top brake, 3 1/4" barrel, marked Marlin Fire Arms Co. New Haven Ct. U.S.A., on earlier models PAT. Applied FOR and on later ones with patent date November 8, 1884, August 23, 1887, October 18, 1887 and October 22, 1889, extractor invented by D.H. Rice, manufactured from 1887 to 1899, serial numbers reported from 27 up to 11845

.32 center fire caliber, 6 shot double action 2nd Model revolver, top brake, 3 1/42 barrel, marked Marlin Fire Arms Co. New Haven Ct. U.S.A., on earlier models PAT. Applied FOR and on later ones with patent date November 8, 1884, August 23, 1887, October 18, 1887 and October 22, 1889, extractor invented by D.H. Rice, manufactured from 1888 to 1899, serial numbers reported from 27 up to 11845

.44 Russian caliber, revolver made by Winchester repeating Arms Company marked 2 on frame with barrel stamped J.M. Marlin. New Haven, Conn. U.S.A., that cannot be explained

Rifles

Ballard Rifles from 1875 to 1890

Lever Action Rifles

.45 government, .45-70, .40-60 caliber, 10 shot Model 1881 Rifle , 28" octagon barrel. Most rifles were made under Marlin Firearms Co.

Further see Marlin Firearms Co.