Unidentified Marble employee is immortalized in this 1909 postcard demonstrating that the Game Getter is everyone's gun.
The Game Getter’s finish was breathtaking. Grip frame, breech block and barrels were rust blued in the style known as National Armory Bright. Screws were highly polished, then gas oven heated to a deep sapphire. Color case hardening left hammer and striker with unique patterns of red, amber, and blue. The stock’s nickel plate was mirror bright; glistening black rubber grips set off the whole. It was, more than one customer said, “A beauty.”
Pre-advertising sold nearly 500 guns before the patent was issued. Assembly began ahead of schedule and the first guns shipped were marked PATENT PENDING.
Envelope stuffer circa 1910, said it all: bag small game, big game, and defend against predators with the same gun.
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Operation was simplicity itself. Pulling the trigger guard to the rear opened the breech. Automatic extractors pushed empties up in easy reach; reloading was a snap.
The large center mounted hammer had a selective striker with three positive stops: up for .22, middle for Safe; down for .44. Parts were large and easy to handle even under difficult conditions.
The lightweight tubular steel stock folded up for carrying, down for pistol shooting, or out for firing from the shoulder.
Sights were the best Marble made. The A model came with a gold bead front, folding middle, and specially sized Marble’s Flexible Joint Rear Sight mounted on the tang. Model B did not include the tang sight but was drilled and tapped for one.
Slung across the shoulder, tucked under one arm, the top grain leather holster (included) held the Game Getter comfortably out of the way until needed. A dove tailed wood box suitable for storage completed the outfit.
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From the Factory: Sixty No. 8 shot in a 12 inch target, 6 round balls in a 2 inch bullseye, and 10 .22 bullets in a 1 ½ inch circle—all at 50 feet with a 12 inch barrel and the same sight setting. Round ball penetration was 6 inches in a pine block.
From Customers: Twenty four flying ducks out a 25 shots, deer at 50 to 100 yards (one 220 pound buck’s neck broken at 130 yards), Bear and moose killed at 50 yards, all from a 12 inch barrel. (The unlucky moose quickly became the company’s famous symbol).