Marlin Firearms Co. Model 410 26″ Lever Action Shotgun, MFD 1929-1932 C&R
SOLD FOR: $1825
Serial Number: 6069
Year of Manufacture: 1929-1932
Gauge: .410 Bore, 2? & 2 1/2? Shells
Action Type: Tube Magazine Fed Lever Action Shotgun
Markings: The top tang is marked “Marlin / 410”. The bottom tang and the left side of the top tang are marked “6069”. The top of the wrist, in the top tang inlay, is stamped “6069”.
Barrel Length: 26”
Choke: Improved Cylinder, Fixed
Sights / Optics: There is a metal bead at the muzzle. The top of the receiver is finely serrated for glare reduction.
Weight: 6 lb., 4.2 oz.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are two-piece smooth walnut with finger-grooved semi-beavertail forend, straight comb, pistol grip with Marlin’s “S”-shape on the bottom, Marlin “bullseye” in the belly, and checkered black hard rubber Marlin buttplate. The stocks have scattered light draglines with some small darkened gashes on the bottom of the forearm. The grains in the wood have become more pronounced with age. There is a hairline split at the rear edge of the buttstock on the left side. There are no chips. The LOP measures 13 3/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The plate has scattered light wear around the edges and a chip on the left of the toe with well defined checkering and lettering. The stocks rate in about Good overall condition and would rate higher if not for the splits.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Refinished
Bore Condition: The bore is bright. There is no erosion, just some minor fouling near the muzzle.
Overall Condition: This shotgun retains about 95% of its current metal finish. There is light thinning at the leading edges. There is scattered light oxidation throughout the receiver. There are sparsely scattered faint scratches on the barrel and magazine tube. There are also spots of finish loss on the bottom of the barrel. There is light oxidation on the top rear of the barrel. The screw heads range from sharp to tool marked with strong slots. The markings are legible but shallow with soft edges. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Fine condition refinished.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. The magazine tube will hold up to 5 shells plus one in the chamber. 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: None.
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 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. The 410 was able to hold six shells, making for a nice gun to carry around looking for small game. It would also turn a couple heads at the skeet range, if you really want to challenge yourself. Please see our photos and good luck!