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Old October 17, 2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Info request

Of the firearms I inherited from my deceased father, there's one I'm not entirely familiar with and would appreciate any insight this forum might provide. While I'm not necessarily looking to sell it, I'd like to know if I can find an approximate age and value. It's a Marlin 12ga pump action w/exposed hammer; serial number is 455XX. Besides being well used & worn, it's sat for as long as I can remember untouched in the gun cabinet. Thanks in advance for any information you might have.
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Old October 17, 2012, 01:32 PM   #2
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12 gauge you say? Might want to ask a moderator to scoot this over to shotguns

Just looking through a book here at work, it could be a couple different things. Need some more details.

A guess, based on your description might be model 1898, model 16, or model 17.

But some more details such as barrel length could help. Pics are even better
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Old October 18, 2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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Could a moderator please move this to the Shotgun forum? Thank you.
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Old October 18, 2012, 09:15 PM   #4
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Well, without knowing the Model Number...or having a few more & better pics...
Could be a Model 17, 19, 21, 24, 26, 30 or an 1898 Visible Hammer shotgun...
variation in price from $275-1600, depending on model number & Grade...

Bottom line, its a Keeper
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Old October 22, 2012, 12:03 PM   #5
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Look's like a Model 1898 to me (but I've been wrong before)

Check yours against this auction - http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...=312834026#PIC

Also - editing doesn't bump your post, but making a new post will
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