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Got given a gift today

So my mom called me today and said she is trying to clean out her closet and get rid of stuff. While doing this she found a gun in there she forgot she had. To provide some background she goes to multiple gun raffles and banquets with my step-dad every year and usually wins one to two guns a year. Apparently my step-dad had no interest in this one so it has sat in the closet for many years. So my mom called and asked me if I would like it, only knowing it was a "gun" I said yes as I have never met one I didn't like. So I went over and was given this little beauty, its a Marlin lever action .450 Marlin. I have never heard of the caliber before but based on the diameter of the barrel I'm gonna go out on a limb and say it packs a punch and a good kick. I'm going to leave it like it is (no scope), throw a sling on it and take it for a walk in the PA bear woods, or maybe for squirrel (just kidding). Hope you enjoy the pics as much as I am the gun. Can anyone recommend some bear ammo for this gun? Thanks guys.












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That is a great gun. Congrats!
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very nice!

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man if its JM stamped you defiantly made out!!!!
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Great gift!

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man if its JM stamped you defiantly made out!!!!
If you mean is there a JM stamped on the barrel, yes there is. What does it mean?

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it means it was made by marlin, not Remington like the new marlins are. they are worth more. I heard a lot of bad things about the Remington made marlins. so since its a "real" marlin you made out great. im sure that thing will shoot great. I have an old marlin 336 3030 that shoots three slugs into a cloverleaf.
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man if its JM stamped you defiantly made out!!!!
If you mean is there a JM stamped on the barrel, yes there is. What does it mean?
Its a Marlin made gun and not a Remington gun. Remington bought out Marlin a couple years ago. That .450 is basically a belted .45/70. It will definitely knock the snot out of just about anything.

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Oh, also, is your mom looking to adopt another son?

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Oh, also, is your mom looking to adopt another son?

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