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Garvin
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14th December 2017 06:57  

Markham - The Chicago Air Rifle.

 

 

 

With thanks to Trev for the first two pics.

 

 

 

 

With thanks to Sean Campbell, imaging manager of the Buffalo Bill Centre of the West in Cody, Wyoming, for permission to post these pics of guns held in the Cody Firearms Museum. The blurb accompanying these guns follows.

Accession Number: 1993.8.108

Date : 1884-1895

Dimensions: L: 32 in, Barrel length: 9.75 in, H: 5.25 in

Inscription: left side of butt: Chicago Air Rifle/ Markham's Patent

Synopsis: firearm- airgun- Markham Air Rifle Co., Plymouth, MI- wood- brass- steel- left side of butt: Chicago Air Rifle/ Markham's Patent- Chicago Air Rifle- .177

 

Accession Number: 1993.8.107

Date : 1884-1895

Dimensions: L: 32 in, Barrel length: 9.75 in, H: 5.25 in

Credit Line: Gift of Thomas K. Hutchinson

Inscription: left side of butt: Chicago Air Rifle/ Markham's Patent

Synopsis: firearm- rifle- airgun- Markham Air Rifle Co., Plymouth, MI- wood- brass- steel- left side of butt: Chicago Air Rifle/ Markham's Patent- Chicago Air Rifle- .177


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Garvin
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14th December 2017 06:58  

Markham - The Chicago Air Rifle Variant.

 

 

This one seems to have a different inscription, with the stamped "Markham Air Rifle Co Plymouth Mich[igan] 'Chicago' Patented" inside an oval outline instead of the plain two-line stamp on the other rifles show above.

With thanks to Eberhard for these pics.


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Garvin
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29th April 2020 17:44  

Two Chicago air rifles up for auction April 2020 

 




















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