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Marble Arms Gamegetter

The Question

I inherited a Marble Arms Gamegetter rifle from my father and would like to sell the gun. the barrel of the gun is 17 7/8 inches long. I thought the gun was chrome but have been told it is nickel. It has a folding stock and is an absolutely beautiful gun. Since 1960, this gun has never been loaded. The caliber is 22/44. Any guess as to its value would be greatly appreciated.

The Answer

Marble Arms manufactured firearms from about 1907 through the mid 1950s in Gladstone, Michigan. It sounds as though your firearm is the Game Getter Model 1921, which came standard with either a 12-inch, 15-inch or 18-inch barrel. Standard configuration saw a .22 barrel on top, and a .410 shotgun barrel below. They were shipped with a shoulder holster and cleaning rod.

Having the bottom barrel chambered to .44 was likely a special order, though it was certainly an option that was available. There is certainly some collector value to these firearms; the Blue Book of Gun Values suggests that, depending upon condition, current market value is between $1000 and $2000. Considering that your description suggests this gun is in excellent condition, and that the chambering for .44 is somewhat unusual, market value for this is likely on the upper end of the spectrum.

Ken Bailey

Hunting Editor

Ken Bailey

Ken Bailey

An all-around hunter, Ken Bailey enjoys pursuing waterfowl the most. Based in Edmonton, Outdoor Canada's longtime hunting editor Ken Bailey has hunted every major Canadian game animal, in every corner of the country. For many years, he’s shared his deep knowledge of game behaviour, and wide expertise with all manner of firearms with OC's readers. His work has been recognized numerous times by both the Outdoor Writers of Canada and the National Magazine Awards. Ken is a committed conservationist, dedicated to habitat preservation, sustainable harvests, and passing along our hunting heritage to the next generation. He's also an avid fly fisherman, and a pretty darn good game chef.

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