Some of my Marlin Model 90's

Discussion in 'General Marlin Discussion' started by BarkeyVA, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. BarkeyVA

    BarkeyVA Member

    When I was growing up on our family farm in central Illinois in the 1940's and 1950's there weren't any deer around our area so my dad, my brother and I hunted upland game and water fowl. Consequently, I never developed an interest in center fire rifles. However, I am extremely fond of Marlin Model 90 O/U shotguns.

    My first Marlin shotgun was a used 12 ga. Model 90DT made in 1950 that dad bought used for me in 1957 when I was 14. Over the years I have "accumulated" a total of 16 Model 90's, both single and double trigger versions, in 12, 16 and 20 gauge and .410 bore, as well as a .22/.410 combo and a special "Skeetking" that was only sold in 1939 and 1940 by special order.

    I also have two Marlin .22 rifles, an 81-DL and a 70D Papoose.

    Here are photos of some of my Model 90's and my 16 ga. Skeetking.
  2. gasoil

    gasoil Member

    Nice collection. Thanks for posting.

  3. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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  4. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    That is a great collection. Very unusual to see a Marlin model 90, much less so many at one time. Thanks for sharing.
  5. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    We need a term for a group of Marlins, along the lines of a pride of lions.

    Either way, that's a nice group of Marlins
  6. BarkeyVA

    BarkeyVA Member

    Thanks. Great idea! Why not coin a new definition of "Pride," as in, "I take great pride in my pride of Model 90's."