1328. Engraved Marlin No. 32 Standard 1875 Pocket Revolver

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serial #2550, 32 RF, 3" barrel with a fair bore showing moderate rings of oxidation and some strong rifling throughout. The metal surfaces retain about 90% original nickel finish with spots flaking to gray-brown patina primarily on the ejector spud and cylinder but also showing some smaller flakes scattered throughout, some fine bubbling, light high edge wear and some spots of goldenrod on the brass frame. The trigger is mostly a smooth gray patina while the hammer retains some strong case-hardened colors mingling with mottled gray and some light freckling. A number of the screws show some light slot damage and all of the markings remain very crisp and clear. The metal surfaces are perhaps 75% covered with expert embellishment, very likely factory, with characteristic zig-zag motifs on the sides of the barrel and cylinder along with nice foliate scrollwork and punch-dot shading on the frame. The mother-of-pearl grips are un-numbered but fit the frame very well, they remain in very good condition showing some small chips around the edges and corners mostly on the left panel and some minor discoloration. Timing and lockup is still excellent and barrel-to-frame fit is very strong with just a little bit of play. Really a very attractive little revolver for the antique arms collector. (138624-10) {ANTIQUE) (600/800) SOLD FOR $632.50

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