Marlin exposed hammer pump action 12 gauge

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Davem9
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Marlin exposed hammer pump action 12 gauge

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Hi,
I inherited a Marlin pump action shot gun and the serial number on the receiver is 34657 and the number on the barrel is 36239F. The inscription on the barrel reads "PAT'D NOV 6 1894, MAY 12, 1896 and JUNE 2, 1896". Any information would be much appreciated, thank you!
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Re: Marlin exposed hammer pump action 12 gauge

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Davem9;

Your Marlin Model 1898 was shipped from the factory in New Haven, Ct. in April of 1902. It is a standard "A" Grade gun and was shipped with a 30 inch barrel with the serial number you stated. According to factory catalogs of the time, the standard 30 inch barrel was made with a full choke, which is what the "F" in the barrel serial number stands for. The patent dates listed are the standard patent dates for the Model 1898 shotgun.
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