Glenfield Model 50 12 Gauge


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WolfDog
February 18, 2005, 02:12 PM
I went to make my payment on my soon to be new .45 I am paying off (Just waiting for the purchase permit to go through and that puppy is MINE!!) and I was browsing the used shotgun when I come across something I had never seen before.

I ask the guy behind the counter to let me take a look and it is a Glenfield Model 50 Bolt Action 12 Gauge with a detachable Magazine. It had a price tag of $149.50. I plopped the $40 to put it on layaway after I cycled the bolt and looked at it real good. Stock looks like it has hardly seen the outside of a gun cabinet it is so shiny with a few minor dents in the wood. Blue on the metal is in great shape. It had a notch back sight and what looked to be a fake ivory front bead front site. It seems to be for a 2.5" shell(Very rough eyeball job on my part could be a 3" even not sure without measuring) though and I asked the guy at the shop to see about finding a couple more magazines for it since I have never seen one with a detachable Mag like this.


Anyone familiar with this gun? It has a full choke.(checked in shop by the gunsmith via a gauge) Not being familiar with shotguns other than the old 16 Gauge Ithaca Arms single shot I shot as a kid I am not sure what sorts of rounds I can safely fire out of this thing in regards to things like slugs. First shotgun I ever saw with a V-Notch rear sight though.

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Chawbaccer
February 19, 2005, 09:21 PM
Its a Marlin, They just branded them as Glenfield and sold them thru K-Mart.
Its worth what ever you want it to be. Numrich will have the two shot magazines for about 20 bucks.

Dave McCracken
February 20, 2005, 02:21 PM
Like the similar Mossbergs, these make good slug shooters. See the floater at the top of this forum about The Ugliest Shotgun In Howard County for the mods I did back then.

Were I doing this now, I'd have the barrel set up for choke tubes, and use a rifled tube to optimize accuracy. You might want to get a tight tube for some turkey hunting.

Optics are a good idea, though you can use that notch and a ramped front to good effect.

You won't blow up your shotgun by running modern slugs through that Full choke but the accuracy may not be the best.

HTH.....

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