This is a 1954 Marlin Model 55 "Hunter" bolt action 12 gauge shotgun with a 28" full choke and a two shot magazine. The gun serial number is L00874, found on the barrel which matches the Marlin production date of 1954. This is the first year Marlin started building this model based on a Savage Arms Corporation patent, even though they didn't finalize the deal till 1957.
I received the gun from my father's estate passed to him from my grandfather. When I picked up the gun it does have rust spotting across the barrel and on the magazine along with a few scratches from being bounced closet to closet. The stock is solid with no cracks. Latest information I have is that the last time the gun was fired was two years ago, with no issues. I will make a best effort to clean during the auction period. Once cleaned, this weapon should make an excellent addition to someone's gun collection. As a non-enthusiast, I'm just looking to pass this fine weapon along to someone who could enjoy it and take much better care of it than I can. Contact seller for any additional details.
Buyer to pay $25.00 flat shipping fee. FFL is required for shipping.