SOLD FOR: $1379
Serial Number: 97025316
Year of Manufacture: 2003
Gauge: .410 Bore, 2 1/2? Shells
Action Type: Tube Magazine Fed Lever Action Shotgun
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “THE MARLIN FIREARMS CO. NORTH HAVEN, CT. U.S.A. / MODEL 410 ** 410 BORE 2-1/2” CHAMBER–CYL. BORE” and with the “JM” proof mark at the rear. The left side of the barrel is marked with a two line warning address. The upper tang is marked with the serial number.
Barrel Length: 22”
Choke: Cylinder, Fixed
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a green fiber optic blade dovetail atop a serrated ramped riser that is screwed to the barrel. The riser is slotted for a hood that is not present. The rear sight is a flip up V-notch elevator sight that is dovetailed to the barrel. The top of the receiver has four drilled, tapped, and filled holes for mounting an optic (not included).
Weight: 7 lb., 9.4 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece checkered walnut with a capped forend, capped pistol grip, straight comb, Marlin “bullseye” in the belly, and textured brown rubber Marlin buttpad. There are a few light storage marks on the rear sides of the buttstock but no significant wear or damage. The checkering is crisp and sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures 13 1/2” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. The pad shows slight white discoloration throughout. The stocks rate in about Fine-Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blued
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright with no erosion.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 98% of its current metal finish. The only noticeable minor imperfections in the finish are light oil stains on the barrel and magazine tube. Otherwise, the metal is clean. There is faint operational wear. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are crisp. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly.. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This shotgun comes in its original serial matching box with paperwork including the manual and a safety lock. One of the flaps on the left side of the box has torn off. Other light storage wear is present as well and the box is still functional, rating in about Good-Very Good condition.
Our Assessment: The concept of a lever-action shotgun is not particularly new, it was used on one of the first repeating shotguns, the John Browning designed Winchester 1887. Like many of Marlin’s lever guns, they allowed the design to mature a little before bringing out a gun that was arguably better than Winchester’s offerings. The Model 410 was originally introduced in 1929 using essentially the same design as their Model 93 rifle. This incorporated nice features such as a quite simple design, easy disassembly for maintenance, and side-ejection. This example was manufactured in 2003 and doesn’t show signs of ever having been used much. The checkered woo stocks are in beautiful condition and the bore shines brightly. Please see our photos and good luck!