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With more and more states going to "shotgun" only hunting, do you think Marlin could beef up the 1895 (45-70) action be changed to shoot 12ga slugs?

I think a lever action Marlin shotgun would be a huge seller.

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A 12 gauge shotgun shell is 2.75" long. The Marlin 1895 can barely accommodate a 2.73" 45 caliber round let alone cycle one that is wider at the nose and longer. Perhaps the Winchester 1886 would be a better choice.
 

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theres a company that sells reproductions of the old winchester lever shotguns. Maybe someone here can let you know who it is.
 

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I wonder.................???............What if.................Some erstwhile soul bored the rifling out of a .45-70 to a straight cylinder bore, and loaded ".45 brass shotgun w/slugs", and would they have more power than the .410 shotgun slug load ?
 

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I saw a Marlin lever gun at Barrow Hardware in Butler GA today. I had to take a double take. It was chambered for a 410. The store was packed so I did not get a chance to look it over. It looked new.
 
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