On to other Issues of Marlin Names / Store Brands
In times past, Many stores had Marlin make rifles under thier own chosen names...some pretty darn weird too...
here's a list of what I have so far in Alphabetical order...
Brand Name - Store Name
Big 5 - United Merchant Big 5 stores
Coast to Coast - Coast to Coast hardware stores
Cotter & Co. / Westpoint - True Value hardware stores
Firestone - Firestone Tire & Rubber stores (they Actually sold RIFLES!! WOW!!)
Foremost - J.C. Penny stores
Huntsman - (Marlin 25C Goose Gun) Unknown store so far???
Katz - Drug store chain (thanks BlackOak!)
Mages & Co - (Marlin 55 Goose Gun) Unknown Store???
Markey Brothers - (Marlin 101) Unknown Store???
Otasco - Otasco retail stores, after 1960, known as McCrory stores
Revelation - Western Auto stores
Sears, Ranger, J.C. Higgins - made for Sears, Roebuck & Co.
Speigel - Spiegel Catalog Stores
Western Field or Hawthorne - Montgomery Ward stores
If anyone knows what the stores in RED are, post away