Discussion in 'On Topic' started by idmcore, Oct 26, 2009.
It's stamped National Firearms 12ga, Straight trap stock...
any ideas? marlin 1914?
i'm here, never fear................from the looks of it, your stock broke
Thank you, exactly what I needed.
Everything looks fine, only wear on the finish, no cracking or whatnot. Unless you're saying the stock looks, well, not stock.
I've got a friend who is an expert on old and antique guns on it. I'll let you know what he thinks
seriously, there's a couple of links first page of results that talk about what seems to be the same gun.
I think this is the winner. Here's another shot of an 1898. It looks exactly the same.
I've got one of those too. Marlin 1898. Kickass design, sucks it's not built to handle modern 12ga loads.
My buddy says
It's a fucking thumb breaker is what it is.
Hi there, I'm that "friend who is an expert on old and antique guns" of Sphen's, and I found out the following. It is a clone of the Marlin Model 21 shotgun, which was produced by Marlin between 1899 and 1904. It can be confused with the 1898, but the stock is straight as opposed to pistol-gripped on the '98. It was designed primarily for blackpowder shotshells, however, low-pressure modern shells can be used quite safely as long as the gun is sound. The Marlins sometimes get a bad rap, but as long as you go through the following checklist you should be fine. Safety tests: http://www.100megspop3.com/oldvalkyry/marlin.html
You have a very interesting and nice looking shotgun there, I hope this has helped.
at least you bought a sub
Yeah, this is my first thread at OT. I just joined, my friend had to talk me into it but I relented. Glad I did!
Damn. Welcome to the site.
Thanks Market Garden! I also have found that this shotgun would be valued between $180 and $320, depending on who you sold it to. And I also found out that Marlin made shotguns marked 'National Fire Arms Co' for H&D Folsom Arms Co of New York City. Hope that answers all of your questions.
I think you'll like it here
Just don't take things too seriously.
lol understatement of the decade
Stop trying to act like you're allowed to have an opinion you fascist state faggot
Damn, more helpful than I was imagining. Thank you, I'm going to find some low-pressure shells and run through the checklist when i'm cleaning the thing. Thanks a lot guys, Hopefully I can get out to the range and manage to encourage myself to get another gun so that this one will stay in good condition.