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 Post subject: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 11:19 am 
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If a fellow was wanting to have an example of each of the 1920-1950-ish American manufactured O/U shotguns, what are the ones to find? I know of these: Marlin Model 90, Stevens models 240 & 242, Savage models 420 & 430, and The Marrone by Rhode Is. Arms Co.

Are there others?

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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Remington 32
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 6:30 pm 
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IMO you really only need one...the Remington Model 32. Well, one in skeet, TC, and field would be nice if you wanted to have several to use.
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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:54 am 
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Looks like a Rem model 32 is on my bucket list.

Thanks,

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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:46 pm 
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I'm partial to 16 gauge so the Marlin 90 is on my hit list in IC / Mod with 26 or 28" barrels. Most are Full / Full though.
But those Rem 32's sure are pretty.


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:53 pm 
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ithacaskbfan wrote:
I'm partial to 16 gauge so the Marlin 90 is on my hit list in IC / Mod with 26 or 28" barrels. Most are Full / Full though.
But those Rem 32's sure are pretty.


Ithacaskbfan,

I just won this auction. I am waiting for it to arrive. The recoil pad will have to be replaced.

https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/Marlin-Ra ... rfpb=0#Top

I was wanting a 20 ga but this will work.

John


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 9:25 pm 
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Congrats! you can't beat that price. The condition looks really nice too. Do you know what the chokes are?
I agree with replacing the pad. Wow that's ugly.
There is one local to me with no checkering and full chokes but it's over priced.
I'm going to South Dakota for pheasants in November and the racks at Cabelas in Mitchell are stacked with over/unders. I just might find one there. Maybe even a 20 gauge.


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:29 am 
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16 ga marlin 90 with 26 in barrels are IC/mod, 28 in barrels are mod/full

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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:25 am 
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EuroMan wrote:
ithacaskbfan wrote:
I'm partial to 16 gauge so the Marlin 90 is on my hit list in IC / Mod with 26 or 28" barrels. Most are Full / Full though.
But those Rem 32's sure are pretty.


Ithacaskbfan,

I just won this auction. I am waiting for it to arrive. The recoil pad will have to be replaced.

https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/Marlin-Ra ... rfpb=0#Top

I was wanting a 20 ga but this will work.

John


You deserve a night in the slammer for that. Quite a steal.


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:46 am 
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Jakeismydog2 wrote:
EuroMan wrote:
ithacaskbfan wrote:
I'm partial to 16 gauge so the Marlin 90 is on my hit list in IC / Mod with 26 or 28" barrels. Most are Full / Full though.
But those Rem 32's sure are pretty.


Ithacaskbfan,

I just won this auction. I am waiting for it to arrive. The recoil pad will have to be replaced.

https://www.proxibid.com/aspr/Marlin-Ra ... rfpb=0#Top

I was wanting a 20 ga but this will work.

John


You deserve a night in the slammer for that. Quite a steal.


No kidding...that was a steal for that gun... great snag.


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:55 am 
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16 ga marlin 90 with 26 in barrels are IC/mod, 28 in barrels are mod/full

Thanks for the reminder, kennedy756. I thought Marlin was pretty limited in options.
What about checkering? was that only available on the Marlin? and the JC Higgins is plain?


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:35 am 
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ithacaskbfan wrote:
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16 ga marlin 90 with 26 in barrels are IC/mod, 28 in barrels are mod/full

Thanks for the reminder, kennedy756. I thought Marlin was pretty limited in options.
What about checkering? was that only available on the Marlin? and the JC Higgins is plain?


Ithacaskbfan,

That one in the auction is a Sears gun, and it has nice checkering.

Marlin also made combination barrels for the model 90. I learned of one on a forum recently that was 20ga upper barrel and 20ga rifled lower barrel. I have seen the rifle/shotgun combo before, but this was the first for a rifled shotgun barrel.

John


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:18 pm 
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John, thanks for the education. I'll have to keep my eyes peeled for a combo. I'll grab the blue book and see what they value at.
I'd be happy to find a 26" barrel 16 for pheasants. I have a Citori 16 with 28" barrels that I would sell if I found a really nice 90.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:44 am 
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Well, I guess with Marlin 90's on my mind, I was a little more observant than normal. I stopped at Midwest Shooters Supply on Thursday to get a case of AA's for trap league and they had a bunch of racks full of used guns with a sign saying "Live Auction Saturday". Gun # 24 is a Marlin 90 in 16 gauge with 28" barrels. Double triggers. Wood appears possibly redone. Has a vintage Red Head pad (still soft). 14" lop to front triggers. My brass choke gauge shows top barrel half between IM and M. Bottom is IC. Bores are shiny. Safety works. I go back Saturday morning and line up to register and I'm # 24. A good omen!
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Better yet, everyone is sitting on their hands. Guns are selling cheap. They get to # 24.... started out at $200.00 (me) a guy kept bidding it up $10 at a time. So when they looked to me for $260.00 I said "300" and the other guy froze up. Here are some pictures:
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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:28 pm 
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I forgot all about Marrone. Wow those are rare !
If you are going rare..
Go for a flues !


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:19 am 
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trevijazz wrote:
I forgot all about Marrone. Wow those are rare !
If you are going rare..
Go for a flues !


Yes, An Emil Flues O/U would be a wonderful find. But I can't consider Flues' creations as anything but custom one-off examples. Very nice ones.

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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 3:54 pm 
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I have an old Remington 32.
Funny thing about it is.
It is marked skeet, but the chokes are mod. And mod.


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 Post subject: Re: American mfg. Vintage O/U'S
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:13 pm 
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Finally found the old pic of my Uncle in the early 40's hold my Grandfather's Rem 32TC.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 7:13 pm 
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That is an amazing picture !
What a treasure ..




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