Marlin Model 25MG

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Marlin Model 25MG
Type Shotgun
Place of origin  USA
Production history
Manufacturer Marlin Firearms Company
Produced 1999—2002 [1]
Weight 5.75 pounds (2.61 kg)
Length 41 inches (1,000 mm)
Barrel length 22 inches (560 mm)

Cartridge .22 WMR CCI Shotshell
Cartridge weight 52 grains (3.4 g)[2]
Action Bolt action
Muzzle velocity 1,000 ft/s (300 m/s)[1]
Effective firing range 50 feet (17 yd; 15 m)[2]
Feed system Detachable 7-round box magazine [2]
Sights fluorescent orange front bead

The Marlin Model 25MG is a smooth bore, bolt-action, .22 WMR shotgun manufactured by Marlin firearms Company.[3] It was designed and marketed as a "Garden Gun" for use in dispatching small garden and farm pests.[4] It also has been use for airport and warehouse pest control.[1]

Based on earlier Marlin .22 caliber designs, the Garden Gun was equipped with a high-visibility front sight but no rear sight.[1][2] It was available with either a black synthetic stock or a straight-combed hardwood stock.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e Eger, Christopher (28 July 2013). "Marlin 25MG Garden Gun". Marlin Firearms Forum. Outdoor Hub LLC. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Rees, Clair (March 2000). "Marlin's 'Garden Gun' - Model 25MG". Guns Magazine. Archived from the original on 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Lermayer, Ralph M. (July 2010). "Evolution of the .22". GunHunter Magazine. Buckmasters Ltd. Retrieved 17 September 2016. … take a .22 rimfire smoothbore (like the Mossberg or Marlin’s Garden gun), and patterns will be surprisingly good out to 15 yards. 
  4. ^ Field & Stream Online Editors (December 1999). "Marlin's .22 Mag Garden Gun". Field & Stream. Retrieved 17 September 2016. A gopher-getter? Get serious. 
  • Shideler, Dan (2010). 2010 Standard Catalog of Firearms: The Collector's Price and Reference Guide. Gun Digest Books. p. 725. ISBN 0-89689-825-3.