Marlin Model 39M Queston


February 2, 2010, 01:54 PM
I ran across a Marlin Model 39M at my local gun shopo. The attendent stated it was a Mountie. But when I got home and looked in the Blue Book, the Mountie is a Model 39A and the Model 39M a Golden. After farther research on the internet, I found that the 39M is a Mountie, also.

What is correct? 39M Golden or Mountie or is it both?


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February 2, 2010, 01:56 PM
Is it a straight-grip gun with a 20" barrel? That's a Mountie.

But really, who cares?

What's the price he is asking for it?

February 2, 2010, 02:06 PM
here,s my 39-m golden mountie, with strait grip and 20" barrel and saddle ring, made in 1967. eastbank.,

February 2, 2010, 02:19 PM
Well, if you're going to be that way about it, here's my 39M-Octagon, made (only) in 1973.:D

February 2, 2010, 02:54 PM
armerbear,super rifle!!. here,s another marlin 94 in 44 mag sporter made only in 1973 with less than 1400 made with my 39 golden mountie. eastbank.

February 2, 2010, 03:05 PM
Still kicking myself for not grabbing a .30-30 Marlin Sporter for $200 a few years ago...:)

Nice gun!

February 2, 2010, 03:09 PM
My first gun, a 1963 39A. My current favorite, a '69 39M.

February 2, 2010, 03:47 PM
when i bought my 336 CB in 38-55 i was offered a 336 30-30 CB and i didn,t buy it as i have seven 30-30,s, i wish i had. i love seeing all lever actions. eastbank.

February 2, 2010, 08:44 PM
Marlin got a little confusing with model names and numbers over the years.

There is a 39-M Mountie that has a 24" rifle barrel, and a 39-M Mountie that has a 20" carbine barrel.

The "Golden" mark was something Marlin used freely on both rifles and carbines from 1960 to 1987, but its not a model name, its just a sort of trade mark used on all Marlin lever rifles during that time.

Marlin very freely mixed features on both rifles and carbines with rifles with carbine features and carbines with rifle features and the 39-D a carbine front on a rifle rear.

Generally speaking the "M" Mountie was a carbine, (except for that one rifle version Mountie).

February 2, 2010, 09:32 PM

It does have a straight grip and 20" barrel. Plus, it is light and feels real good in handling. It's in great condition except where someone tried to etch something on one side of the stock close to the butt plate. It was $400 and I put it in layaway.

Also, I put a Marlin Model 56 with the steel receiver on layaway along with the 39M. Together, it cost me a little over $700.

Went a little Marlin craze. Generally, I'm on a Colt fenzy. Change of pace I quess?

Thank you all for the comments.

God "Bless",


February 3, 2010, 06:24 AM
I think you will love you're Mountie. I have both a Mountie and 39A and they are great rifles, fun to shoot and fast. I too have been are a Marlin craze lately, have bought several model 336's and just recently a pawn shop special Model 60 that I was able to get out the door for $40. With some good cleaning and surface rust removed, it turned out just as I intended and shoot's accurate. All have been reliable and are bargins in my opinion.

February 3, 2010, 06:49 AM
I have a bundle of 39's and other Marlin leverguns, and my '69 Mountie gets the most workout. Although all my Marlins are tight and accurate, my Mountie is an above average shooter in addition to being very light and handy to wield. It's got the absolute BEST levergun trigger I've ever felt, the action is the smoothest of all of mine, and it shoots 1/2" groups at 50 yards with certain mid-grade bulk ammo.

February 3, 2010, 06:56 AM
While my pistol grip 39A was my first gun and has seen a lot of action over the years, for the last 10 yrs. I have been shooting CAS with straight grip Marlins. I now find I prefer the straight grip of the 39M when I play with .22s. It doesn’t hurt that the 39M is so light, handy and accurate.

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