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Glenfield Model 50 12 Gauge

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by WolfDog, Feb 18, 2005.

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  1. WolfDog

    WolfDog Member

    Jan 12, 2005
    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.
  2. Chawbaccer

    Chawbaccer Member

    Feb 3, 2005

    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.
  3. Dave McCracken

    Dave McCracken Moderator In Memoriam

    Dec 20, 2002
    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.

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