Serial number makes it a '76? Way before the CB's or LTD's. Must be a custom aftermarket. I don't know if the factory would have taken a custom order for something like that in the '70's.
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Thank you, that is helpful. The guy I bought it from said the gun was inspired from the movie "Quigley Down Under", he did not know very much about the rifle; but he thought it came from the factory that way. But again, he did not seem to know much more than it has sat in the safe for about 20 years.
Whether it's custom or factory made, it's cool as a penguin in Antartica! Joh
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With a 31"barrel you will have to back back to turn around, also dont be mean, let ya mother inlaw have the first shot.
Hello and Welcome to Marlinowners from Pennsylvania!! Nice looking rifle!
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Welcome from New York farm country, never saw one like it, very nice, hope it's a shooter!
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Welcome from Long Island farm country, very interesting rifle, happy shootin'. Cheers
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