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Antique 1894
September 4, 2014
7:07 am
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Brad

I was wondering what era you think the sight on the rifle we are talking about is? Better pic.

Thanks Bruce
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September 4, 2014
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Bruce

I can guess here and say sometime after Marble Safety Axe became Marble Arms & MFG. in 1911. So I say very generally post 1911.

I have a No.2 exactly like yours here and it matches the dimensions given in a 1930s Marble trade catalog I have. The sight I pictured above that I think is older does not match all the dimensions for a No.3 in the 1930s catalog.

There is a transition period after 1911 where I think they used up the MSA marked sights and bases. It’s easier to see on the tang sights. The early sights have finer and smaller stamping in my opinion. I also think Marble Safety Axe sights have a higher luster blue than the later ones. I’m still learning about these things to and like I said, these are my best guesses. Maybe someone else has some observations.

Brad

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September 4, 2014
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Brad

Thanks for all your hard work, hopefully someone here maybe help us.

Thanks Bruce

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