I bought a Marlin bolt action .22 at a flea market years ago and had a lot of trouble obtaining info about it. Thought it was missing the magazine, haha, boy was I wrong. After writing to Marlin, I found out I have a Model 100 Gallery Rifle. The only info I can find on it is what Col. Brophy wrote about it in his book on page 632 of Marlin Firearms: A History of the Guns and the Company That Made Them. Seems they only made 500 of them back in the 30s.
The rifle is a Model 100 according to Brophy but the barrel is roll stamped "The Marlin Firearms Corporation", which is older than the rifle. The barrel would have been stamped in 1922-24, unless they just kept using these stamps for awhile. From what I gather, they may have used left over barrels from when they became the Marlin Firearms Company.
The rifle seems to be in great condition and except for a few small marks, I'd say the blueing is at least 85%. It may be better, or slightly worse but I doubt it is any worse. Would anyone have an idea at what this would be valued at?
Here are some pics of the Gallery Gun. Don't know why the original post was made as guest.
I'd suggest posting this in a Marlins firearm forum and asking it's a bit to special to put a value on it. I would guess still not a heck of a lot maybe $200 because of the condition but I just be totally full of .... A collector might pay a lot more. It does seem a bit odd that it's in this kind of condition most gallery guns are well used. I'll have to crack the book on this on myself. I love 1897's and early 39's (pre-A) these I don't know much about.
I would ask for $500 and no less. I sold mine 4 years ago for that price & i'm sure you could get more these days. That other guy doesn't know what he is talking about. Just a FYI
As a matter of fact I'll give you $250 for it.
i have a marlin pump action gallery gun according to a man at a gun show. on the barrell it says "marlin firerms co. new haven ,ct usawithn patent dates from 1889-1904 what would the approx value be. it is in good condition. they offered $100 at gun show
the marlin 100 i had didn't have a tube feed single shot only ?
mine didn't have tube feed on it single shot only.my son still has it.shot a lot of jacks with it. i am 63
they are not tube feed at all you all have it wrong the spent chamber drops down into the tube and is stored there and after you got tho shoting it was made this way so it didnt drop the shell on the ground at the fair the gallery booth worker would open the end up and let them slide out into a bucket
there are a mass produced single shot that you drop the bullet in and it ejected it by racking the bolt marlin model 100 and there was the model 100 gallery gun that collected the spent shells only 500 made
how do you know which model you have? the bolt action single shot I have has MARLIN MODEL 100 G engraved on it. My brother obtained it from a home owner that said it was her husbands who bought it brand new many years ago if that helps.