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Old 11-17-2012, 06:45 AM   #1
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Default Marlin No. 24 12 Gauge, Questions

OK guys, I have the general background. Marlin No. (Model) 24 12 gauge shotgun. I believe it was made between 1909-1910. The barrel is about 19 inches, so I assume somebody shaved her down a little? I know that some think they're a dangerous gun, but I cleaned this one and found nothing wrong with her, so I put her through her paces on the range and she was as good as our modern issued ones.
I'm looking for.....

History.
Grade.
Anything interesting.

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Old 11-20-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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I will check my source books when I get home today. In the meantime, have you went running around the internet?

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Looks like the same as one of sons has. He's kinda a Marlin collector. The barrel on his has not been cut but otherwise looks very much like yours. Marlin did make several models that looked quite similar.

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@Blackdouglas,

Unfortunately all that I can tell you is this; the Marlin Model 24 was introduced in 1908 and discontinued in 1915. They came in four grades. If you go to your local book store and get a copy of the "Thirty - Third Edition, Blue Book of Gun Values by S.P. Fjestad, turn to page 1245, down at the bottom of the page and you will see the values. They range from $140.00 to $1375.00. Without actually holding the weapon I cannot give youa value. In my estimation she is worth around $500.00. This is based soley on the pictures.

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Thanks guys. Yeah, I went and hunted, FINALLY found a site that says mine is a B grade because it has the checkered stock and pump. The A's were plain-jane, C's had filigreeing, while the D's, which were the high class ones, had gold and silver worked into them.

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I would hold onto her no matter what grade she is. She appears to be in beautiful condition.

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LOL! No worries there. I buy stuff to keep. I am a history geek, especially when it comes to guns from before Korea. But the guy I bought it off said it was used in a Detroit prison, so as a cop, I just had to have it.

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There are many reasons to collect. Being a cop is just as good as any other.

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