1898 shotgun help with info pls.

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Milsurp88
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1898 shotgun help with info pls.

Post by Milsurp88 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:10 am

Hello,
I have a 1898 Marlin 12 Ga I'm assuming produced around 1905 but if I could get anymore precise info on it or what grade it was I would greatly appreciate.
As I am in the process of restoring it and know more about the history of a gun really helps me.
Serial# 39218
Barrel# 40565F which I know F is Full choke.

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Re: 1898 shotgun help with info pls.

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:43 pm

Milsurp88;

Your "A" Grade ( standard version ) Marlin Model 1898 was shipped in mid-1902. It was shipped a 30 inch barrel with serial number 40565. That is all that is mentioned in the old factory records.
I hope this helps.
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Re: 1898 shotgun help with info pls.

Post by Milsurp88 » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:58 pm

Thank you for the help.
Now If i could just find a stock and pump grip for it.lol
I'am making some from a wood blank but it's slow and tedious work.
Thanks again.

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Re: 1898 shotgun help with info pls.

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:41 am

Milsurp88;

Those do show up on eBay from time to time. About any model Marlin exposed hammer shotgun stock will interchange. The forearm pump handle is different. You will need either a Model 1898, 19 or 21 to get one that will work on your Model 1898.
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Re: 1898 shotgun help with info pls.

Post by mr.concrete1964 » Fri Oct 18, 2019 7:53 pm

Gun runner, I just got a marlin model 24 (factory 17" barrel (?) with a rifle style sight) that's an early one as evident by the push button to the right of the hammer... anyways.. it's missing the recoil safety and the spring assembly. I do have the block. Would you happen to have one for sale Sir? Thanks in advance. Roger

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Re: 1898 shotgun help with info pls.

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:07 pm

Mr.Concrete1964;

I no longer have any parts for Marlin shotguns. I sold all my shotguns and the extra parts went along with them.
Watch eBay. Those parts show up there quite often, and that is where I got any and all parts I had. To help narrow the search, use the search term "Marlin Shotgun" or "Marlin Shotgun Parts".
Good luck........
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