Marlin no 17-s 12ga

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gwillimas46
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Marlin no 17-s 12ga

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I have a marlin 17-s 12ga riot shotgun just trying to get some information about it and value if I could thanks
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Re: Marlin no 17-s 12ga

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Gwillimas46;

Will need more information than that to help. What is the serial number and exact barrel length (measured to the front of the breech block)? There should be a letter stamped on the side of the barrel indicating the choke of the barrel. It will be either an F, M or C. Distance of the front sight to the end of the barrel?
What "hang fire safety release" system does it have? Push button up by the hammer, or a lever down by the trigger?
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Re: Marlin no 17-s 12ga

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A5071 is the serial number its barrel is 20 inches has the hammer and push button release and barrel has a L in the number
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Re: Marlin no 17-s 12ga

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Its dose have a M below the barrel serial number
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From sight to end of barrel is 1.7
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Re: Marlin no 17-s 12ga

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Gwillimas46;

The "A" serial number prefix indicates that your Marlin Model 17-S was made in 1916. The "M" on the barrel near the serial number indicates that originally this was a barrel with a modified choke. Real Riot Guns had a cylinder bore barrel, indicated with the letter "C". The front sight is too far from the end of the correct length barrel for a riot gun. The front sight should only be 3/4 of an inch from the end of the barrel.
All this would indicate that this Model 17-S was cut down to the 20 inch barrel length after it left the factory. There were quite a few Marlin shotguns cut down to use in the Cowboy Action Shooting contests until the SASS outlawed the use of the Marlin made shotguns due to safety reasons.
Due to the increasing cost of ammunition, there will be no warning shot!

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