Marlin Model 55

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. It features a full-choke and a thumb safety. The shotgun shells are fed via a two-round, detachable, box magazine.

Marlin Model 55
Class Manportable
Type Rifles
Manufacturer Marlin Firearms
Production Period 1954 - 1996
Origin United States of America
Country Name Origin Year
United States of America 1954
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
United States of America View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Marlin Firearms 1954 1996 View

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).
  • 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.
  • Model 55G (Glenfield): The Model 55G (Glenfield) was produced between 1961 and 1965 in 12, 16 and 20 gauges.
  • 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.
  • Model 55 Slug Gun: The Model 55 Slug Gun was a 12 gauge produced from 1973 until 1979.
  • 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.

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

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