Heres a model 97 in the bottom picture s/n A867 22 cal.shotgun buttplate,hard rubber buttplate, and above it is a little model 92 rifle s/n A6742 its in 32 caliber,i actually have both centerfire and rimfire firing pins. this one has a crescent butt.
Ken, Well just giving you guys something to look at !! only got 3 or 4 more !!also bored with all this damned snow !! ;D started tapping out my maples will be in the syrup mode for a month probably. Don
Very nice guns Don!
Just a note for those who don't know older Marlin small frames. The .32's were std. with crescent buttplates, and the .22's were std. with hard rubber buttplates, except for the early model 1891's, that were crescent. Any .32 with a hard rubber is a special order, and any .22 (other than the 1891) was a special order if it was crescent.