I'm assuming you have a Marlin model 1889, not 1887, as they never made a model 1887. The 1889 does have a patent date of 1887 on the barrel, so this is a common mistake. Any Marlin marked ".32W" on the barrel will normally be chambered for the .32-20 Win. cartridge.
well marlin introduced the marlin model 43 in 1922 so mabey when u figure out what you really have you could try another question My Marlin Model 43 12 gauge pump (Model number is stamped underneath, in front of the trigger guard) has Pat. 1908 on the barrel. There is also a patent date of 1922. Looks like Marlin did produce the Model 43 earlier than the 1922 date you have.
what's the serial number ???? Serial number 6
If it is a U.S. patent, you can go to the USPTO website for patent searches and enter the number in "patent number search".
the patent number is 5209584
There is no specific patent number for the mailbox.
Marlin Firearms Co. was founded in New Haven, Connecticut in 1870 by John Mahlon Marlin, who had worked for the Colt's Patent Firearms Co. during the Civil War.
Patent pending is a warning that a patent application has been filed. It is completely worthless until and unless a patent is actually issued for that invention. Patent number notice means a patent with that number was issued for the invention that is implemented in the product labeled with that number.
A patent number is the code that helps identify an invention.
Is was made in 1919, that is the patent date. I suspect I have the patent posted in the patent section of the Gallery on the Remington Society of America if you want to see it...
I have a 1891,1894 with the patent numbers and in really great shape the price will be about $2000.00 to $2600.00 dollars i seen one at a gun show it was in bad shape he wanted $1200.00 for it