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I will be receiving a new Marlin Lever Action .410 this week. I have waited for over a month to pick it up (lay-away). I now have the Marlin 336/30-30 and .410.

What to expect; after reviewing some of the post about this rifle having issues. What should I do with it "right out of the box"??
 

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I would give it a good cleaning. Then I would go where I could safley see if it will cycle ammo from the tube through the action. I believe these only shoot 2 3/4" shells.
 

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I would give it a good cleaning. Then I would go where I could safley see if it will cycle ammo from the tube through the action. I believe these only shoot 2 3/4" shells.
its 2 1/2 inch shells for the 410.
 

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When I'm in your shoes, I plan on sending one off to Briley and have them shorten the barrel to 18 1/2", then install a set of choke tubes. I haven't decided yet what range to have it sighted in for, Briley will even sight it in with your choice in ammo.
 

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After you get her home we'll need pictures. I've been thinking hard about one of those however the only way I'll get one is to get it off GB and that is pricey! Nobody else sells them that I have access to here in Florida.
 

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I bought mine from GB...and it will be here today!! ;D ;D ;D

Why would you want to shorten the barrel and then choke it?? I understand one or the other, but both leaves me wondering why. ???
 

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I bought mine from GB...and it will be here today!! ;D ;D ;D

MW,
Why would you want to shorten the barrel and then choke it?? I understand one or the other, but both leaves me wondering why. ???
Do you have a link for Briley's??
 

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Why would anybody even buy a 410 lever shotgun? What possible use can it have? Now if it was a 20 gauge it would be handy.

TO NY
 

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Hunt air/land (rabbit, squirrel, deer, etc), home defence, have fun. Also, I and others just have a likin' for an Americana Lever Action Gun's.
 

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In the state New York the smallest gauge you can use on turkey, deer/big game is a 20ga.. What state allow a 410 bore to be used on deer? Don't get me wrong I like the idea but it's just not a practical shotgun.

TO NY
 

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California....I am using my Bejamin Marauder .25 air rifle to hunt Turkey in San Diego County paragragh (F)!! ;D

311. Methods Authorized for Taking Resident Small Game.
Only the following may be used to take resident small game:

(a) Shotguns 10 gauge or smaller using shot shells only and incapable of holding more than three shells in the magazine and chamber combined. If a plug is used to reduce the capacity of a magazine to fulfill the requirements of this section, the plug must be of one piece construction incapable of removal without disassembling the gun;
(b) Shotgun shells may not be used or possessed that contain shot size larger than No. BB, except that shot size larger than No. 2 may not be used or possessed when taking wild turkey. All shot shall be loose in the shell.
(c) Muzzle-loading shotguns;
(d) Falconry;
(e) Bow and arrow (see Section 354 for archery equipment regulations);
(f) Air rifles firing pellets and powered by compressed air or gas (0.20 caliber minimum for taking wild turkey); and firearm rifles and pistols for taking rabbits and squirrels, except in Los Angeles County, in addition to the methods listed in (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) above;
(g) In San Diego and Orange counties only, rabbits may be taken at any time during the open season by means of box traps. Such traps shall not exceed 24 inches in any dimension, shall be tended at least once every 24 hours, and shall show the name and address of the trap owner. All rabbits taken under this section shall be immediately killed and become a part of the daily bag limit;
(h) Electronic or mechanically-operated calling or sound-reproducing devices are prohibited when attempting to take resident game birds;
(i) Coursing dogs may be used to take rabbits;
(j) Archers hunting during any archery season may not possess a firearm while in the field engaged in archery hunting during an archery season;
(k) The use of live decoys is prohibited when attempting to take resident game birds;
(l) Pistols and revolvers may be used to take sooty and ruffed grouse in those counties only and for the season described in Section 300(a)(1)(E).
(m) Crossbows, except for provisions of Section 354(d) and (g).
(n) Dogs may be used to take and retrieve resident small game.

353. Methods Authorized for Taking Big Game.
(b) Shotguns capable of holding not more than three shells firing single slugs may be used for the taking of deer, bear and wild pigs. In areas where the discharge of rifles or shotguns with slugs is prohibited by county ordinance, shotguns capable of holding not more than three shells firing size 0 or 00 buckshot may be used for the taking of deer only.
(c) Pistols and revolvers using centerfire cartridges with softnose or expanding projectiles may be used to take deer, bear, and wild pigs.
(d) Pistols and revolvers with minimum barrel lengths of 4 inches, using centerfire cartridges with softnose or expanding projectiles may be used to take elk and bighorn sheep.
 

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You can use the 410 with a slug to take a deer, pig or bear in CA!
 

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If I lived in Ohio I would own a Marlin lever 410 bore shotgun.

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lefty41 said:
.410 is legal (once again) for Deer in Ohio
 

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I bought mine from GB...and it will be here today!! ;D ;D ;D

Why would you want to shorten the barrel and then choke it?? I understand one or the other, but both leaves me wondering why. ???
That's an easy one. I grew up hunting squirrels and quail with a full choked 410 and I prefer the sight radius of 18" shotguns and 16" rifles. Not to mention the portability and quick handling of a short barrel long gun while hunting in a brushy environment.
 

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Well..............i MUST BE AN IDIOT OR a great Marlin fan......... AFTER 2 RETURNS (2 GUNS) LAST YEAR OF THE NEW MODEL 410, I GAVE UP. EVERY GUN HAD A TIMING PROBLEM LOADING THE SHELLS WHICH CAUSED A JAM.........aNYWAY.......... I WAS AT A GUN STORE TO DAY IN PA AND FOUND A almost new marlin 410 for 275 bucks.............I had to buy it. problems or not with cycling........it went home with me. ONCE HOME I CYCLED SOME SLUG AMMO AND BELIEVE IT OR NOT...........i HAD A JAMS AGAIN.......WELL FOR 275.00 IF i ONLY LOAD ONE IN THE CHAMBER AND ONE IN THE MAG TUBE IT WORKS FINE...........IT A 2 SHOT SHOOTER........i WILL CONTACT mARLIN TO SEE IF THEY WILL FIX THE TIMING ANYWAY.................AND IF THEY CAN'T FIX IT'S TILL A 2 SHOT SHOOTER.................LAST YEAR i HARVESTED 3 DEER ..............NO PROBLEM WITHIN 50 YARDS ...............IT WILL BE MY GUN THIS YEAR............AGAIN i MUST BE A mARLIN IDIOT
 

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I had to send my back to rem. because mine would not cycle more than one at a time!! It will be back this Friday...I did have fun just shotting one at a time, but I really wanted to cycle thru a few!!
 

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I bought a 410 when they first come out on the market and have been able to get a whitetail deer every year since. It hasn't failed me yet and shoots just like a rifle.
I ended up with both versions that Marlin produced and used both hunting here in Ohio and found them to be comparable in accuracy.
The XLR version has the sling studs, which is a big help since both guns are heavy, compared to my Remington 1100LT 20ga.
I've not had the first problem with either shotgun, except in Ohio the gun cannot hold more than 3 shells, including the one in the chamber. So I had to install a rod in the magazine to keep no more than 2 shells to fit into the magazine. That meant I had to remove the tubular magazine cap and get a rod inside without disassembling everything in front of the receiver. While hunting it didn't take anytime to reload, if I thought I was going to need a 4th shot, which was very unusual.

Since that time, I've decided that I am going to sell my 410XLR and keep the blue version. Anyone looking for the stainless 410, let me know. I have it listed under the classified forum for sale, as well as several other Marlin rifles I have in my collection.

Here's the link,
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php?PHPSESSID=4jaj1qarvju2aflkc3chbtlqc5&topic=90904.0
 
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