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Marlin Model 19 Shotgun

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:00 pm
by vonalt
Not really a military shotgun that I am aware of but still an interesting obscure model that was made at the turn of the last century. The model 19 was only made for 2 year, 1906-07. This one came from a former SAS shooter. As I understand it, the shotgun was made in two versions. One was strictly black powder and the other for modern smokeless powders. The furniture will be stained to match original condition. Still a pretty neat collector.
Marlin model 19  1904 A.jpg
Marlin 19 1904 B.jpg
Marlin 19 1904 c.jpg
Marlin 19 1904 D.jpg

Re: Marlin Model 19 Shotgun

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:10 pm
by Polock
Neat gun! Do u think the engraving is original from Marlin??

Re: Marlin Model 19 Shotgun

Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:38 pm
by Rapidrob
Please be VERY careful shooting this shotgun. There are many here in Albuquerque gun shops with warning tags "Not safe to shoot, for collectors only" If you have an early gun,it is possible for you to have a false battery condition. It looks to be locked and it is not. You fire the gun and the bolt flies back into your face.
You can call Ron Peterson's Firearms about the safety of these shotguns. He and his employees are very knowledgeable about these shotguns.
Phone: 505-255-8695
‚ÄčEmail: rpguns@att.net
http://www.marlin-collectors.com/forum/ ... php?t=1871
http://www.marlinforum.com/articles/mar ... mp-the-mod
http://marauder.homestead.com/files/marlin98s.htm
I would hate to read you or any member was injured firing this shotgun that fails the safety test listed in the above link.

Re: Marlin Model 19 Shotgun

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:02 am
by vonalt
Rob, I read the same warning on line. The gun was inspected by one gun smith and it was used by a SASS shooter before it was purchased. Its going to be a wall hanger here.

Re: Marlin Model 19 Shotgun

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:51 am
by Rapidrob
Cool. They are very nice shotguns. I was handling just yesterday several 19's as they were the top-of-the-line engraved. There was a full rack off them,all marked not safe to shoot. As per Ron's gunsmith as they failed the test.
I'm a big shotgun guy and have "a few" in my collection as my wife and I are avid Trap and Sporting Clays shooters.
I've always liked the old pump shotguns and would have bought a couple of the Marlins had they been deemed a safer design. But if that was the case they would be very collectible and expensive today.

Re: Marlin Model 19 Shotgun

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 4:59 pm
by Polock
Some good info here---tho I do recall a post on some (Marlin??) forum that walked u thru the test to see if the gun was operating safely the way it was originally.
Not to say if one passed the test it would be a good idea to shoot, but one wonders if the gun would be safe with light dove/quail loads.

Re: Marlin Model 19 Shotgun

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:03 pm
by vonalt
Some of the Marlins were marked black powder only. I would definitely heed what the gun was labeled for. PLus there was a Marlin service alert a while back on all Marlin exposed hammer shotguns, bottom line was don't shoot them.

Re: Marlin Model 19 Shotgun

Posted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:38 pm
by HectorFuego
I have a Marlin 1898 shotgun which was the first generation of the exposed hammer pump guns. My grandfather hunted the fields and woods of north central Kansas with it when he was 10 years old. That would have been in 1903. It needed some restoration when it came into my possession in 1985. It sat in my gun safe for about 20 years and I felt it should either be repaired and fired or de-milled. I chose the repair. Once it was shootable (BP 2-1/2" shells only) I made sure my dad and my son both shot it. Counting me that would be 5 generations firing the same shotgun. It's a great piece of family history, but for safety sake it's essential that the shooter makes sure it's locked into battery before pulling the trigger.

Hector