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gearheaddad
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Cleaning out yet another closet! Lookie what I found now! Plug!

Post by gearheaddad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 10:50 am

Yup, another shameless plug!
And there looks to be a little more iron in the back of that closet!
As usual, NO reserve, Penny Start, and FREE shipping to Forum Members!
Cool Classic Old Shotgun

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/809438555

mac10
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Re: Cleaning out yet another closet! Lookie what I found now! Plug!

Post by mac10 » Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:11 pm

dont forget to look in attic,under floorboards,behind the tub,the shed ,doghouse, :o

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Re: Cleaning out yet another closet! Lookie what I found now! Plug!

Post by babun » Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:29 pm

Those shotguns are made for a max of 7,000psi chamber pressure when they were NEW.
There was even an option offered for 2 of the 4 grades of that gun sold...."Smokeless Powder Steel Barrel"
But the barrel isn't the scarey part....the bolt comes back into your face when it blows up.
It may fire okay while testing, then blow back the next round.

I won't shoot them on a bet.

From the Marlin website...

"" From the serial number, we can approximate that it was made about mid to late 1900. The only existing records start at 19,600 in early 1901.
Since your receiver serial number and barrel serial number are pretty close, most likely they are original to each other.
The "F" in the barrel serial number indicates that the barrel is a full choke barrel, either 30 or 32 inches in length.
The Model 1898 is a takedown action whereby the barrel can be unscrewed from the receiver for ease of cleaning and carrying.
The Model 1898 was made from 1898 to 1905. The records are incomplete, and serial numbers are intermixed with other model numbers, so we do not know how many were made during the production run. There were 4 grades of the Model 1898 produced. The "A" grade or standard grade, the "B" grade, a better gun with checkered walnut stocks and a Special Smokeless Steel barrel, the "C" grade, an engraved gun with fancy walnut, better checking and a Special Smokeless Steel barrel, and the "D" grade gun, which had more and better engraving, Circassian walnut stocks with fancier checking, a Damascus barrel and gold plated screws and trigger.""

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Re: Cleaning out yet another closet! Lookie what I found now! Plug!

Post by gearheaddad » Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:40 pm

babun wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Those shotguns are made for a max of 7,000psi chamber pressure when they were NEW.
There was even an option offered for 2 of the 4 grades of that gun sold...."Smokeless Powder Steel Barrel"
But the barrel isn't the scarey part....the bolt comes back into your face when it blows up.
It may fire okay while testing, then blow back the next round.

I won't shoot them on a bet.

From the Marlin website...

"" From the serial number, we can approximate that it was made about mid to late 1900. The only existing records start at 19,600 in early 1901.
Since your receiver serial number and barrel serial number are pretty close, most likely they are original to each other.
The "F" in the barrel serial number indicates that the barrel is a full choke barrel, either 30 or 32 inches in length.
The Model 1898 is a takedown action whereby the barrel can be unscrewed from the receiver for ease of cleaning and carrying.
The Model 1898 was made from 1898 to 1905. The records are incomplete, and serial numbers are intermixed with other model numbers, so we do not know how many were made during the production run. There were 4 grades of the Model 1898 produced. The "A" grade or standard grade, the "B" grade, a better gun with checkered walnut stocks and a Special Smokeless Steel barrel, the "C" grade, an engraved gun with fancy walnut, better checking and a Special Smokeless Steel barrel, and the "D" grade gun, which had more and better engraving, Circassian walnut stocks with fancier checking, a Damascus barrel and gold plated screws and trigger.""
And?

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Re: Cleaning out yet another closet! Lookie what I found now! Plug!

Post by babun » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:56 am

And.......

Your's is a black powder gun, and should be sold as one.
"low pressure" shells mean low brass target loads to most shooters today.
Todays smokeless powders have a totally different pressure spike than black powders.
Even the lightest smokeless shotgun shells of today exceed the pressures of that gun.
A warning to use blackpowder style cowboy loads made especially for those things would be wise.
JMHO

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