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Marston, William Walker

Name Street Town State From To
Marston, William Walker   New York City New York 1844 1856
Marston, William Walker Corner of Second Avenue and 22nd Street New York City New York 1856 1862
Marston, William Walker 342 Second Ave. Corner of E. 22 St. New York City New York 1862 1863
Marston, William Walker E. 22nd near Second Ave. New York City New York 1863 July 15, 1863
Marston, William Walker Second Ave. Corner E. 22nd Ave. New York City New York 1865 1866
Marston, William Walker 342 Second Ave. New York City New York 1866 1867
Marston, William Walker no directory entry found New York City New York 1867 1870
Marston, William Walker 317 E. 22nd Ave. New York City New York 1871 1872


Patent Date Remarks
6,514 June 5, 1849 Improved Gun-Lock
Patent drawing
Specification
7,443 June 18, 1850 Device for Movind and Holding a Piston Breech-Pin
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page
8,956 May 18, 1852 Marston and Goodell's Patent for Improvement in Cartridges for Breech-Loading guns
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page
13,581 Septembre 18, 1855 Improvement in Fire-Arms
Patent drawing
Specification
Specification 2nd page
17.386 May 6, 1857 Improved Repeating Fire-Arm
Patent drawing
Specification
40,490 Novembre 3, 1863 Improvement in Primed Metallic Cartridges
Patent drawing
Specification
Marston hold three other patents which have nothing to do with guns. Reason not to show copies of them:
The very first patent of Marston was number 4,756 issued on September 12, 1846 for a printing press.
On August 29, 1865 he got patent number 49,639 for a Book Stand or Holder
His last patent, number 126,558 was issued on May 7. 1872 for Improvement in Combined Burglar-Alarms and Door-Fasteners.

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Son of Stanhope Walter Marston. For a short time S.W. and W.W. Marston worked at the same address in New York. W.W. Marston was baptised on September 6, 1822. W.W. Marston died on September 21, 1872

On July 15, 1863 the factory was damaged by a fire and probably not reopened befor 1865

Pepperboxes were sold with marks as
W.W. Marston, New York
W.W. Marston Armory, New York
W.W. Marston Phoenix Armory, New York City
W.W. Marston & Knox, New York 1854
Marston & Knox
Sprague & Marston, New York
The Washington Arms co.
Western Arms Company (used on revolvers)
Union Arms Company

Born in 1822 and died in 1872. On December 2, 1862 he got a silver presentation cup by his workmen, most probable the occassion of his 40th birthday.

U.S. Army Model 1862 Percussion Signal Pistol, about 1000 were manufactured in 1862, brass frame and steel hammer, the muzzle is .75 as the navy model, using Colson cartridges



Percussion shortarms



.28 caliber percussion six-shot pepperbox, bar hammer, 3" full round barrel, marked on hammer PATENTED 1849, W.W.MARSTON, NEW YORK
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.30 caliber percussion, breech loader, 5" half octagon barrel
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.31 caliber percussion, six-shot pepperbox, 3 1/4 ribbed barrel, bar hammer, marked NEW YORK, WARRANTED CAST STEEL and on the hammer W.W.MARSTON PATENTED 1849 NEW YORK. I did not find a Marston Patent concerning pepperboxes in 1849 and I do not understand what his patent number 6,514 has to do with them. The only patent for pepperboxes I was able to recover was that of Jacob Post, number 6,136 of February 20, 1849.
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other one, right side

other one, left side

.31 caliber percussion, three shot

.31 caliber percussion, double barrel pocket pistol, screw barrel

.31 caliber percussion, single shot pistol, 5 7/8" half octagonal barrel, brass frame
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.31 caliber percussion, 5 shot single action revolver, 4" octagonal barrel, manufactured in large quantities from 1858 to 1861
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.35 caliber percussion, breech loader, half octagon barrel

.36 caliber percussion, breech loader, single shot, 6 11/16" half octagon barrel, marked W.W. MARSTON PATENTED NEW YORK 1850, WARRANTED CAST-STEEL
right side

.36 caliber percussion, single action, bar hammer screw barrel, 5 1/2" barel
left side right side

Overall production was about 1000.

.36 caliber percussion, two barrel swivel breech pistol, 3 1/16" flat side barrel cluster, brass frame, walnut grips, made around 1851

.44 caliber percussion, breech loader, single shot, half octagon 8" barrel, marked W.W. MARSTON and PATENTED 1850, NEW YORK on the barrel
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Ammunition was a paper cartridge with a patent leather base fired by a percussion cap on a nipple located on the frame. Production was approximately 1000 pistols manufactured in the 1850s.

Percussion Signal Pistol, marked U.S. ARMY SIGNAL PISTOL and date 1861, overall lenght 8 5/8", production was about 500



Cartridges shortarms



.22 r.f. caliber, 3 shot pistol with sliding knife, 3 1/16" barrel cluster, made on 1857

.32 r.f. caliber, 3 shot pistol, 3" three superposed barrels, 1400 made from 1858 to 1864, most of them had a retractable knife on the left side

left side markings on the left side

.32 r.f. caliber, 3 shot pistol, 4" three superposed barrels, 1400 made from 1858 to 1864
left side markings on the left side



Longarms



.31 caliber rifle, round barrel

.36 caliber rifle, round barrel

.54 caliber rifle, 28" round barrel, marked W.W.MARSTON PATENT 1850 NEW YORK
Thanks to Dirk for the pictures
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