New to me model 1898?

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Shooter86
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New to me model 1898?

Post by Shooter86 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:11 pm

I have a new to me marlin hammered pump 12 gauge wood looks new, steel is worn and plain. SN 66916 pat dats are 1894 1896 1896 no SN on the barrel that I’ve found yet. any idea on production date?

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Re: New to me model 1898?

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:01 pm

Shooter86;

Information on serial number 66916 shows that this is a "C" grade Model 1898, shipped late 1904. The barrel serial number looks like 67955.
Often, on the Model 1898, the barrel serial number is located behind the pump action arm and hard to see without a flashlight or taking the gun down and move the pump arm forward.
The "C" grade gun was factory engraved with checkered, fancy walnut stocks and sold for about $40.00, new.
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Re: New to me model 1898?

Post by Shooter86 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:15 pm

Thanks! I miss quoted the last 3 should be 917 but I bet the date is right on it’ll be fun gettin her cleaned up and workin up some light loads for it. I did find the barrel number it reads in the 1200s and has a makers mark that I can’t read very well. Thanks for all the info!

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