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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-26-2011, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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Marlin 55s

Guys I have a dumb question I have a Marlin 55s with a walnut stock,leather sling,2 shot clip, bolt action. How do I know if this is the Goose gun,slug gun,or shotgun. I have done some research and I still can't tell. It also has a gold trigger with iron sights. Any help would be appreciated
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Re: Marlin 55s

* Model 55 Hunter: The original model, the Model 55 Hunter, was produced from 1954 until 1964 in 12 gauge (1956-1964 in 20 gauge and 1961-1966 in 16 gauge).[4]

* Model 55 Goose Gun: The Goose Gun was a 12 gauge that was produced from 1962 until 1988 and it featured a 36" barrel with an overall length of 56¾" and weighed 8 lbs.

* Model 55 Swamp Gun: The Swamp Gun was a 12 gauge that was only produced from 1963 to 1965.[4]

* Model 55G (Glenfield): The Model 55G (Glenfield) was produced between 1961 and 1965 in 12, 16 and 20 gauges.[4]

* Glenfield Model 50: From 1966 until 1973, a slightly shorter variant called the Model 50 was produced. It differs in that it features a modified-choke, a 28 inch barrel (48¾" overall), and weighs 7½ pounds.[2]

* Model 55 Slug Gun: The Model 55 Slug Gun was a 12 gauge produced from 1973 until 1979.[4]

* Model 5510 SuperGoose: Another variant called the Model 5510 SuperGoose was produced and chambered for the 10-gauge (3½") cartridge. The SuperGoose was produced from 1976 to 1985.[1]

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Re: Marlin 55s

The length of the gun from tip to butte platte is '45' and it is stamped for 2 3/4 or 3 in shells and is a 12 guage.
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