Marlin Model 55


Marlin Model 55
Marlin Model 55
Type Shotgun
Place of origin  USA
Production history
Manufacturer Marlin Firearms Company
Produced 1954—1996
Variants See Variants
Specifications
Weight 8 pounds
Length 56¾"
Barrel length 36"

Cartridge 20, 16, 12 and 10 Gauge
Action Bolt action
Feed system Detachable 2-round box magazine
Sights Brass bead front, rear U-grove notch

The Marlin Model 55 is a large, bolt-action, series of shotguns. It was produced in 20, 16, 12 and 10 gauge at various times in its production history.[1] It features a full-choke and a thumb safety. The shotgun shells are fed via a two-round, detachable, box magazine.[2][3]

Variants

  • 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]

References

  1. ^ a b Wood, JB (2002). The Gun Digest Book of Firearms Assembly/Disassembly, Pt. V: Shotguns (2nd Edition). Krause Publications. pp. 207. ISBN 0873494008. http://books.google.com/books?id=zRJm6uF7TSIC&lpg=PA207&dq=Marlin%20Model%2055&pg=PA207. 
  2. ^ a b Warner, Ken (1999). Gun Digest 2000. Krause Publications, Inc. ISBN 0873417526. 
  3. ^ Long, Duncan (2004). Streetsweepers: The Complete Book of Combat Shotguns. Paladin Press. pp. 63–64. ISBN 158160436X. 
  4. ^ a b c d Brophy, William S. (1989). Marlin Firearms: A History of the Guns and the Company That Made Them. Stackpole Books. pp. 427. ISBN 0811708772. http://books.google.com/books?id=a9XL74ykUykC&lpg=PP1&pg=PA427#v=onepage&q=&f=false. 

External links

Exploded drawing of Model 5510 Supergoose from:

Murtz, Harold A. The Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings. Gun Digest, 2005. ISBN 0896891410.

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