120 Bolt action shotgun

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LWilliam
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120 Bolt action shotgun

Post by LWilliam » Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:37 pm

Recently purchased a bolt action 12ga slug gun, looks like a model 55 but says model 120 on the barrel. Can find no reference to this gun anywhere. Any info would be greatly appreciated

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Re: 120 Bolt action shotgun

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sat Jan 25, 2014 12:49 pm

LWilliam;

If I were to guess, your Marlin Model 55 Slug Gun has a mis-marked barrel on it. The Model 55 Slug Gun and the Model 120 Slug Gun were in production at the same time, and someone at the factory forgot to change the roll die and mis-marked the first barrel in the new, different model shotgun barrel run. It happened more than once that a mis-marked barrel got installed in the right gun, just not the right barrel marking.
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