How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?

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How many of you miss the old Marlin print ads?

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I always liked Marlin’s print advertising.
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I especially liked the lever action printed ads.
One of my favorite is the bear meeting a man on a horse on a narrow ledge ! What a kluster that would be!

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I had the Missus put my favorite on a coffee cup, so I'm a little spoiled ;)

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What I miss most are magazines that have more content than advertisements.
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I have a bunch of the old adds in jpg. format. Here are a couple I like.

Win 88 Ad.jpg
Savage 99 7.jpg
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Thanks everyone for sharing. I love those old ads. I had a Ruger New Model Single Six ad framed on my wall when my house burnt. I don't have anything cool currently, but that Winchester ad with the bear on a ledge, that one is very good. I like the old Marlin and Winchester and Remingtons too!
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I have read that in some cases, several gun companies used the same ad pictures but doctored them a bit to make them fit their products.

Here are several that among others, I've had for years.
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Here's the classic Marlin ad...
Marlin 01.jpg

Bronco wrote: Sun Mar 31, 2024 1:43 pm I especially liked the lever action printed ads.
One of my favorite is the bear meeting a man on a horse on a narrow ledge ! What a kluster that would be!
Remington had a very similar one -- only no horse...
Remington ad 01.png

Then again, if you don't use good ammo with any lever action, you'd end up like this...
Cheap Ammo 01.jpg

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:lol: :lol: :lol: Great ads/artwork! Last one had me bustin' a gut!
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

I love those funny ones!
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I found a couple.
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A few more of my collection of jpgs.
Jimmies First Gun is a Remington.jpg
Marlin 90.jpg
A gunshop in downtown San Jose, CA in the early 60's my dad took me to to get some ammo had this sign on the back wall. I always thought the levergun depicted (a '73) was cool looking even as a early teen.

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I have stacks of those old ads, plus a large number of original marketing layouts that the ads were made from. Most of the marketing layouts I have are on hard board with thin semitransparent sheets over them so notes or changes could be written or drawn on the cover sheet prior to finalizing the ads.
Not sure why I still have these, as they're old, but newer than I collect. Most were given to me by Bill Brophy at one of the Marlin Collectors meetings. I tried to sell them cheap a few years back, but got far more lookers than takers.
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marlinman93 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:49 am I have stacks of those old ads, plus a large number of original marketing layouts that the ads were made from. Most of the marketing layouts I have are on hard board with thin semitransparent sheets over them so notes or changes could be written or drawn on the cover sheet prior to finalizing the ads.
Not sure why I still have these, as they're old, but newer than I collect. Most were given to me by Bill Brophy at one of the Marlin Collectors meetings. I tried to sell them cheap a few years back, but got far more lookers than takers.
If I were you -- I'd be calling on Ruger to sell them!

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A couple more classics....
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The Marlin Horse and Rider is My favorite. :D .
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Old No7 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 11:35 am
marlinman93 wrote: Mon Apr 01, 2024 10:49 am I have stacks of those old ads, plus a large number of original marketing layouts that the ads were made from. Most of the marketing layouts I have are on hard board with thin semitransparent sheets over them so notes or changes could be written or drawn on the cover sheet prior to finalizing the ads.
Not sure why I still have these, as they're old, but newer than I collect. Most were given to me by Bill Brophy at one of the Marlin Collectors meetings. I tried to sell them cheap a few years back, but got far more lookers than takers.
If I were you -- I'd be calling on Ruger to sell them!

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Back in the '70s I thought the Savage Model 99 ads with Iron Eyes Cody and Jay Silverheels were the best!
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