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Old 10-02-2017, 08:22 PM
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getting my bill fold out

was offered this 1939, case hardened marlin 39a serial number 16xx this morning for a very decent price,

I love old marlins



wood fit is perfect, no extra holes, no cracks, all original, closet queen, now just going to give it a thorough cleaning
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:34 PM
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Oh man, that's nice.
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Your local mini-mart sells antique Marlins?

Very nice! I’m jealous.
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Old 10-02-2017, 08:45 PM
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Very nice, indeed.

One of my favorite shooters is a Marlin Golden 39A Mountie. It was a gift from a deceased friend which makes it all the more special. Just a pleasure to shoot:



I recently added the basic 4x scope to help sighting.

Good luck with your Marlin.

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Old 10-02-2017, 09:15 PM
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Great looking first year/ first variation M39A.
Certainly don't see many lying around like that!
Congrats..
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Old 10-02-2017, 09:21 PM
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I got one also a few months ago.

Mine's a 1956 version.

Great rifle, and accurate.

It came with a scope which is a good thing because I can't see much without it.

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Old 10-02-2017, 09:25 PM
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Your local mini-mart sells antique Marlins?

Very nice! Iím jealous.
local gun store is a old fashion country store
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Old 10-03-2017, 08:37 PM
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Really nice rifle. I have one from 1958 that I absolutely love.
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Old 10-03-2017, 09:10 PM
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NIce, really nice. Congrats

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Old 10-03-2017, 09:24 PM
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Nice!

I'll bet you're just itchin' to shoot it! I know I would be!
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ky-wonder:

You scored BIG TIME!!!!! That Marlin is in excellent condition for it's age (assuming it has not been re-finished). My FAV. all around .22
is the Marlin 39A built before they "improved it" (not) in the 80's. They are pretty much bullet proof and I love the fact that it is a full sized rifle built for an adult. Since it's the longest production rifle in history there are tons of parts and accessories too. ENJOY!!!
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shes a shooter, took out this afternoon and let her eat some cci standard velocity stuff, she was picking walnuts out of a tree with ease at 50 yards
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I was offered a Blue 98+% colt 4" 38 diamondback even trade for it this afternoon, but I just could not let it go, there are several nice diamond backs out there very few of these early 39a's





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That 22 is not replaceable. Not for a Colt. Not for nothing. Not for money. Keep it. Shoot it.
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Can't beat those old 39's. I have a 39 first variation that was unfortunately rebarreled prior to 1955 but man is it a shooter. Same goes for my '54 Mountie and my '72 39M. Here's all 3 in a family pic.
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shes a shooter, took out this afternoon and let her eat some cci standard velocity stuff, she was picking walnuts out of a tree with ease at 50 yards
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I was offered a Blue 98+% colt 4" 38 diamondback even trade for it this afternoon, but I just could not let it go, there are several nice diamond backs out there very few of these early 39a's




I'm a little jealous. :-) Enjoy it.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:21 PM
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Such a great find. That is one of the rifles on my short list. Someday I guess. Congrats
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Wow!!!! Great find
Beautiful stocks also
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Mighty fine Marlin. Congratulations on finding that one.
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Won't see any more like that.
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As long as we are discussing Marlins and 39A's I'l give you guys a laugh..... The new Marlin (Remlin) has found some receivers and parts from when they actually made them and decided to assemble them. They are called the Marlin 39A "FANCY" and are listing at $3,200.00!! Yes that is not a typo, $3,200 for what appears to me to be a run of the mill 39A (but who knows maybe there are actually almost up to the standard of the production 39A's of the 80's). What a joke!

For about 1/3 or less you can STILL find a 50's 60's 70's vintage 39A that will blow these FANCY ones back up to CT! I can't believe they actually did this. Man, not even a shadow of their former self.

NOW you see what a bargain you got!??

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They even have that stupid safety for $3200. They got to be kidding.
Mine is 12 years newer than the OP’s and I would not trade it for one of the new ones.

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As long as we are discussing Marlins and 39A's I'l give you guys a laugh..... The new Marlin (Remlin) has found some receivers and parts from when they actually made them and decided to assemble them. They are called the Marlin 39A "FANCY" and are listing at $3,200.00!! Yes that is not a typo, $3,200 for what appears to me to be a run of the mill 39A (but who knows maybe there are actually almost up to the standard of the production 39A's of the 80's). What a joke!

For about 1/3 or less you can STILL find a 50's 60's 70's vintage 39A that will blow these FANCY ones back up to CT! I can't believe they actually did this. Man, not even a shadow of their former self.

NOW you see what a bargain you got!??

Model 39A Fancy | Marlin Firearms
Wow! The price for my original 39a just appreciated appreciably!

PS: Not actually for sale at any price.
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"PS: Not actually for sale at any price."

Correct you are....!
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A magnificent find of a classic and beautiful 39A. Little wonder that you broke a speed record getting your cash out!
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OP that us a beautiful rifle! I've never seen one with a color case hardened receiver.

I agree about old rifles; I have nine leverguns, five of which are Marlins, the one that seems to be the best fit and finished is a 1953 336SC (Sporting Carbine) chambered in .32 Winchester Special that I inherited from my Dad in 2003.
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