Somehow I missed this at SHOT, but Doug Turnbull is going to be producing a new generation of the classic Marble Game Getter:
The third generation Game Getter will be very similar in appearance to the original model, with18-1/2” barrels (.22 cal on top and .410 gauge on the bottom). It will have a folding sporting rear sight with windage adjustment similar to our current #95 rear sight, with modern peep tang sight with windage adjustment, and the original barrel band-beaded front sight. Additionally, the gun will be accompanied by a replica leather shoulder holster and shipped in a slide-top pine wood box just like the original.Sigh...for reasons I don't fully understand I've always had a big jones for a Marble Game Getter, even though I don't actually have any game to get. I suppose I have to decide whether the game I don't want to get is worth the $1,995 it'd take to get it. It is beautiful in a way only things introduced in the early 1900s is beautiful. Maybe I should just be done with it and buy a pair of steampunk goggles, go 100% weird and pretend I'm Johnny Depp's older, poorer brother.
Did I mention I've been reading The Arms Room's on-going examination of early American .32 ACP pocket pistols? Sort of fits with my current mood...the closest I can come in Secret Hidden Bunker gun safes is a Nazi-marked Mauser HSc, which has its share of steampunk cool, doncha think?