Marlin Model 1887 Revolvers

Rifleman Q&A: Marlin Model 1887 Revolvers

I have an old revolver by Marlin that is a five-shot, top-break, .38-cal., pocket-size gun. It is said to have belonged to a railroad worker out of Fort Worth, Texas. It is 7" long and weighs about 17 ozs. There is a stamp on the back of the grip frame that reads “U.S. Ex. Co.,” and under the buttplate appears to be its serial number, “19024.”

Rifleman Q&A: Colt SAA Logo Confusion

I have a Colt Single Action Army revolver dated 1902-1903 with the Serial No. 230507. It has a 4¾" barrel, approximately 70 percent bluing and is chambered in .45 Colt. My question is, when did Colt begin putting the Rampant Colt logo onto the cylinder?

Rifleman Q&A: A Colt Like Billy The Kid’s

When my father retired in 1967, he gave me a Colt revolver. It is stamped “COLT D.A. 38” and has a serial number in two adjacent places: the trigger guard next to the screw and the frame next to the trigger guard: 138XXX or 136XXX. I was told that Billy the Kid carried a Colt double-action revolver. Do you know if that is true?

Rifleman Q&A: Identifying Russian Revolver Ammo

Can you help identify a small box of what I believe is Russian-made ammunition?

Rifleman Q&A: Socket-Style Bayonet Mount

Puzzled by an apparent early socket-style bayonet, one NRA member writes Rifleman Q&A for answers concerning its mounting type.

Rifleman Q&A: A Parkerifled Single-Shot Pistol

Q: I have an old gun that I cannot identify. It’s a .22-cal., single-shot, target-style pistol. I believe the barrel is a Parkerfield, but the stamping is spelled “PARKERIFLED.”

Rifleman Q&A: A Backup Pistol For The SS?

My father was a private first class in the 17th Airborne Division and made the parachute jump into Germany where he acquired an unusual semi- automatic pistol from a surrendering German SS officer. The gun is marked “DUO” on its stocks.

Rifleman Q&A: Soviet Tula-Korovin Pistol

We answer an American Rifleman reader's question about a Russian-made pistol he has in his collection.

Rifleman Q & A: French-Made Mosin-Nagant?

In this Rifleman Q & A segment, we answer questions about a unique, French-made variant of the popular Mosin-Nagant rifle.

Rifleman Q & A: A Belgian Cape Gun?

A reader inquires about a double-barreled Cape rifle/shotgun.

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