Found a model 55 in 16 ga decent shape for $60 but it does not have a magazine.
Can these be found or is it not worth it?
I don't have a clue what a model 55 is but but if it's a marlin or one of the major gun makers give them a call you got nothing to lose. Have you try numrich gun parts they have a magazine for a 55 model in 12 gauge maybe it will fit or you can make it fit.
Numrich Gun Parts Corp.
MARLIN 50 BOLT ACTION RIFLE, 512, 55
Magazine, 12 Ga., 2 Shot, Replacement
19 958930A $27.00
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Probably close to impossible, I know the mags for Mossberg 16ga are hard to find. It's cheap enough and I would probably buy it and hope that I could find a mag for it. If the gun is in good shape, $60 is not a bad price.
A 12 ga mag won't work, too wide but if you were good enough with metal work I guess you could cut it and reweld. I probbaly keep looking at Gunbroker for a magazine, sooner or later one will show up on there.