Lt. Col. William S. Brophy, USAR, Ret. 672 pages. 8½"x11".
Hardbound. Covering the history and development of Marlin from
1863 to the present, this extraordinary, definitive book is the
culmination of over 15 years of extensive research into the Marlin
company - so detailed and accurate that it nearly defies
description. Divided into 3 sections, the first discusses the
evolution of the Marlin Company, the men who developed it and
have made it so successful.
Section 2, comprising nearly
two-thirds of the book, covers all of the details on all of the guns
by model - the length, stock, choke, weight, dates and serial
number, caliber, prices, parts lists, exploded views, takedown and
everything else, both sporter and military. Section 3 covers Marlin's
many other projects - belt buckles, handcuffs, razor blades, baby
buggies, plus the Marlin advertising, gun inspections, ammunition,
patents, sights, and on and on. There are over 1,900 beautifully
detailed illustrations and photos, with close-ups, sectionalized
views, patent drawings.
Brophy, well known in the
firearms field for his unquestioned expertise and 5 classic books
on guns, helped charter the Marlin Collectors Association, and was
editor of The Marlin Collector, and Senior Technical Manager and
Historian of The Marlin Firearms Company.
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