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Long Tom shotgun.



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Back in the "old" days - the 1950's and possibly before that, waterfowler's wanted the longest possible barrels for maximum range (dense pattern and velocity) and sight plane. Hence the term "long tom". This could have been any type of shot gun w/ a long barrel and full chokes - break, bolt, etc. These were most often 10 and 12 gauges.

Some years ago, I would say in the 70's - right before the advent of steel shot, Marlin had a bolt action shotgun (I have no idea as to the model #) called the "Long Tom".

The requirement to use non-toxic shot (which patterns tighter) and modern poweders has done away with the need for long barrels, hence the shorter barreled guns we have today.

So far as locating one of these - I would say check at your local full service gun shop. Its been years since I've seen one, but you might get lucky.


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I currently have a Marlin Super Goose model 55 10ga. bolt action.It has the 36 inch barrel and two shot clip, third round is in the barrel.

I don't want to sell it at this time but can send you pictures.


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