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Old December 26, 2010, 11:57 AM   #3226
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The action still seems a bit stiff on this old fellow. Any suggestions for smoothing it up will be appreciated.
It will smooth out some with more shooting. The 39 action is more clunky than say a Henry, but it works. Just cycle the 39 quickly and all will be good.

The quickest way to smooth that action out is shooting fast at close up tin cans and such while standing. It seems shooting at paper targets from a bench just makes you notice the lever action getting in the way more.
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Old December 26, 2010, 02:27 PM   #3227
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Hows this?

Something odd about it?
Lowepg, not odd just different to me as I'd never seen a 3/8" rimfire grooved rail on a 39.
Usually they are weaver type.
Thanks for the picutre.
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Old December 26, 2010, 03:54 PM   #3228
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J-Bar, old doesn't indicate how many rounds have passed through it. Unlike many other lever guns that are made with brass or polymer parts, the 39a action is made of all-steel constuction and only gets better with use. You just about can't ware em out. Whatever your shooting position, cycle it "like you mean it". Also, you might want to clean the action with a good clp (Eezox or Breakfree). Great rifle, nice choice!
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Old December 26, 2010, 04:07 PM   #3229
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J-Bar, old doesn't indicate how many rounds have passed through it. Unlike many other lever guns that are made with brass or polymer parts, the 39a action is made of all-steel constuction and only gets better with use. You just about can't ware em out. Whatever your shooting position, cycle it "like you mean it". Also, you might want to clean the action with a good clp (Eezox or Breakfree). Great rifle, nice choice!


So true. I've got countless thousands of rounds through mine, and the action is slicker than snot, and the trigger has lightened up enough that if you think about it really hard, it will go off.
This gun is actually the reason I'm going to get rid of my .308 and get a 336 30-30.
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Old December 26, 2010, 04:30 PM   #3230
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the trigger has lightened up enough that if you think about it really hard, it will go off.
The next step in evolution of guns: telepathic trigger control!

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This gun is actually the reason I'm going to get rid of my .308 and get a 336 30-30.
Wow. There's one for the books.
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Old December 26, 2010, 09:13 PM   #3231
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Yeah Nematocyst. I'm wondering how many people are going to have a stroke when they read that. Just going back to the classics. There is a reason they're still around and so popular.
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Old December 26, 2010, 10:09 PM   #3232
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Yeah, it's been abit confusing, one day we're all over there, the next day we don't know were anyone was, and then trying to get registered in a new place that didn't want to work the first time. anyway here we all are back in one spot. got out and shot about a hundred round in my neighbors backyard today, NICE!!! Kept tryin' to hit this squirrel that just didn't what to stay still. finally he disappeared. anyway still great to shot with someone I keep trying to get to buy a 39, he's says he wants one, we'll see. Hope everyone had a good day yesterday.
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Old December 27, 2010, 12:57 PM   #3233
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Cool bubbee. Did you ever talk to Tim at DNZ about that scope mount?

I've been getting some PMs about that and I'm sending them to tim. I'm hoping that a show of interest will get him to start production.
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Old December 27, 2010, 06:03 PM   #3234
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when i talked to him, he had 1 left in stock for $100. when that 1 is gone he said he is going to make some more and put them on the web site with the rest of his scope mounts for a more comperable price. so i'm debating on getting that last one, either way i'm going to get one from him. also Frank, i've been looking into a ruger mark iii or 22/45 and a silencer for it. found some pretty interresting info about getting around the sherriff signature here in our county.
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Old December 28, 2010, 11:35 PM   #3235
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I'm in Montgomery County.
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Old December 29, 2010, 01:32 AM   #3236
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Are you? I'm sorry, I thought you were in Harris. Anyway, I still am looking into get one.
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Old December 29, 2010, 01:34 AM   #3237
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Actually while I'm thinking about it, is it a problem in Montgomery to get one?
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Old December 29, 2010, 02:41 AM   #3238
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I have no idea.

I think the whole thing is silly. Everywhere else in the world, it's a required safety device.

Here in "The Land of the Free And The Home Of The Brave" It's an Evil Assassin's Tool, unless you pay a ridiculous tax... And then it's OK.

Consequently, I don't know anybody that has one. I walk around saying "HUH?" all the time.
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Old December 29, 2010, 03:00 AM   #3239
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Just thought I'd mention it, I know you might of been interested. I would be a nice toy for the backyard because of the lack of noise. Still gonna look into it. Until then I'll still be buying the "cb shorts" and the "colibri's" for the good old 39a.
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Old December 30, 2010, 01:10 AM   #3240
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Hey, guys!

Look At THIS!

Game Reapers for 70 bucks!

http://www.dnzproducts.com/index.php...roducts_id=678

Note* I'm not connected with DNZ in any way and get no kickback.

I'm merely pleased to see a much improved scope mount become available and am happy to carry the news.

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Old December 30, 2010, 11:38 AM   #3241
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That's what I was waiting for, a price drop. Not that I wouldn't of bought that scope mount for $100, if I had to. Thank you Frank for going out and have someone make a great mount that is going to continue to make one. After shooting your 39a with the mount and scope, as you know I fell in love with the 39's and knowing all the problems you had trying to find something that worked, thank you.
As far as a group of people who have, in some since, known each other for a time wanting to have a familiar place to go to. If that is "ELITIST", then I guess some don't understand the purpose of the club. And that makes me not want to be a part of a unwelcoming forum. And in their own words "OVER THERE" or "THAT OTHER PLACE"!!!
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Old December 30, 2010, 10:06 PM   #3242
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Yeah, having the scope mount as a regular production item is cool. Now anybody that wants one can have it.

As far as "Over There" goes... I'm laughing. It's all "You should join, then get accustomed, then think about changes".

Yeah, RIGHT. I've been there longer than both of those guys. They haven't seemed to notice that yet.

I'm going to continue being polite. Maybe eventually they will figure things out.
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Old December 30, 2010, 11:18 PM   #3243
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Careful, guys. Let's keep the discussion here to 39's. No politics, please.
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Old December 31, 2010, 12:38 PM   #3244
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J-Bar, a really nice swap! Look for ammo it will like the best for accuracy. My 4 year old 39a and only rifle, has a scope for Sr eyes. Then a year ago, have special prescription lenses with higher strength for distances. Have loads of fun with your new swap!
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Old January 1, 2011, 12:50 AM   #3245
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It just keeps getting better.

Marlin 39 Game Reapers now on sale. Price has dropped from $69 to $61!

It shows 8 units in stock. Yesterday it was 11. SOMEBODY is buying these!

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Old January 1, 2011, 03:02 AM   #3246
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It shows 8 units in stock. Yesterday it was 11.
  • The review of the Game Reaper was informative.
  • The story of the crusade to get this company to stock the item was inspiring.
  • Posting the link to item's product page saved me a ton of Googling.
  • Reporting daily price changes was information I can use in my hobby budget.
  • ...and now, the company's daily inventory figures: Golly.
I'd better get my act together, get onboard the Game Reaper bandwagon, and buy one of these puppies while there's still time to get in on the ground floor.

I'll check back to this Marlin 39 thread sometime next year to find out if anyone over at DNZ sneezed.

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Old January 1, 2011, 09:51 AM   #3247
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Fella's;

I do believe I'll be ordering one of the DNZ mounts later today. I'd do it now, but I don't keep my wallet in my PJ's, ya know? That'll allow me to mount the sweet little Leupold 4X rimfire I've got knockin' around on the 39A. Now, if I could just find some 50's reproduction wood for the thing, I could finish the project.

Fuss, stew, grumble, fart.

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Old January 1, 2011, 01:33 PM   #3248
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Marlin 39A

I have a model 39A Mountie that I bought when I was 16 in 1967. The serial # is 134XX. What year would this have been made? I bought it used from an old gunsmith who passed away along time ago.
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Old January 1, 2011, 01:56 PM   #3249
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on the serial number should have a letter designator on the front. then check the marlin owners forum and i think. they have a marlin years of manufacture, check the letter against the list there. best of luck and look forward to seeing how old she is.
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Old January 1, 2011, 04:25 PM   #3250
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CB900 (I had a CB1100F way back when, by the way) your question about the wood has got me thinking.

My dad had a model 39a way back when I was a toddler. I remember seeing it before I started school. It was a microgroove rifle, so that puts it some time between '53 and about '59 or so when I can remember seeing it in the gun rack.

As I recall, the wood was dark. I mention that I remember seeing it before it could have possibly been 10 years old because I'm using that memory to base my opinion that the wood did not change colors as it aged.

The last time I saw that rifle was just before it was stolen in 1983.

It was the same dark color 30 years later that I remember it being way back then when I saw it as a child, and when I fired it the first time.

So, here's my comment/question about the wood on old rifles-

The newer Marlins look different. The wood is lighter colored, and shows more grain.

I don't think I've seen a recently made rifle with wood on it that looks like that old walnut did.

In fact, I don't remember seeing any wood any where that looks like those old marlins.

What's up with that?

Is that stain on those old stocks? I don't think so. I think the wood is dark clear through. I've taken stocks off before and it's dark on the inside and where it's inletted. Would they stain the wood inside a drilled hole?

Is it a different variety or species of walnut that's not available any more?

Is it a result of climate changes? I bet the guy that invented the internwebs thinks it is.

What is everybody thinking about this? Is it going to be possible at all to duplicate the stocks on an old Marlin?

Old wood and New wood:


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