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Did marlin make the national fire arms pump shotguns?


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2010-02-18 17:03:39
2010-02-18 17:03:39

I am not sure, but most of what I have read on the net leads me to believe that Marlin made National fire arms designs after National fire arms closed down. I have a National Fire arms 12 ga. pump, and it has absolutely no markings that indicate marlin had anything to do with it.

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