Wow! Cool stuff there!
My wife asked me to dig up one of our children birth certificates this morning, and as I was digging I came across an item I almost forgot I had.
In 1930, Marlin offered a plan where a person could purchase four shares of marlin stock for $25/share and receive a free rifle or shotgun of there choice.
The choices included the Model 50 .22, the model 39, the models 37, 38, and 47 .22 pump rifles, the model 410 lever action, and the model 42A, 43A, 44A and the
model 63 12 gauge shogun. Apparently around about 2270 sportmen took marlin up on there offer. I'm sure several of you may have one of these certificates.
I figured I would share the one I have, perhaps some of you have not seen one before. This one was purchased in 1930 and redeemed in 1942.
I didn't have time or I would have pulled it from the protective sleeve and unfolded it and snapped another photo (maybe tomorrow)
I used to have a nice 30's era 410 lever but passed it on....perhaps a good thread to post photos of your possible stock option gun....
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Wow! Cool stuff there!
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Team .32 Special
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Team Marlin .35 # 780
Neat Darin! I also have a Marlin stock certificate, plus an advertisement flyer for the stock offering. I sold my two Model 410's years ago, but kept the stock and the advertisement for some reason.
Old Marlins, and Single Shot Rifles!
That would look great in a frame on the wall in your gun room.
444, 44-40, 30-30,-32Special, 35Rem, 45-70
Thanks Vall and Cajun, Completely agree TE, it would look good in a frame, plus a great way to keep from it getting buggered up...
Since the .410 is gone, here is a photo of a 39 i still have which would have been an option from Marlin for the shares..
The wood is kinda rough, but the case stuck around...
It's interesting that it was transferred to Frank Kenna, who would have been the president of Marlin at the time.
Saddest words you'll ever hear ... "I have these old guns that were my dads and I have no interest in them"
Teach a kid to shoot and to carry on the tradition of safe, ethical use of firearms...
That’s neat stuff!
God bless our troops! Thanks to all that serve or have served!
I saw one of the pump action ones at a pawn shop in iowa a couple years ago and he knew what he had. It was a .22 and a nice one.
Here is my beater 47. It would be cool to have a Stock Certificate to go with it.
Hey, Harmonica, when they do you in, pray it's somebody who knows where to shoot.