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Old April 15, 2011, 06:30 PM   #3476
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And what year would U9918 be 1960 or 1961?

1958-R
1959-S
1960 (August)-1961-U
1961 (August)-1962-V
1963-W
1964-Y,-Z
1965-AA
1966-AB
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Old April 19, 2011, 06:11 PM   #3477
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Triple play.

Well....I finally received my Mountie and got the sights swapped from one gun to another to where I am happy. Top is a Golden 39a w/ 24" barrel (2009) and Nifty 3/4" - 4x Redfield Scope. Center is a 39 Century LTD w/ octagon 20" bbl (1971) with Skinner Black/Gold peep. Bottom is a Golden 39 M with 20 barrel (1980), Skinner peep sight. Comparison shoot coming up! Fun!
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Old April 19, 2011, 08:21 PM   #3478
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There are some 39D, Article II, 39 Century Limited, Model 9 and Model 45 and more original Marlin owner's manuals for sale on THR forum.
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Old April 19, 2011, 08:41 PM   #3479
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There are some 39D, Article II, 39 Century Limited, Model 9 and Model 45 and more original Marlin owner's manuals for sale on THR forum.
Thanks for the tip. Tried a search for manuals...but??? Can you steer me to locate the manuals?

I'm currently looking for a leather sling for the Mountie. Called Marlin's helpline (heard they had 'em).....no dice. Hard to find a short leather carry-strap that doesn't "over-power" the Mountie. Anybody have an affordable suggestion?
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Old April 19, 2011, 09:46 PM   #3480
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go to the" Buy, Sell and Trade: Accessories" and scroll down
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Old April 19, 2011, 10:32 PM   #3481
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I am quite familiar with chemiosmosis, citric acid cycle, etc. etc.
I don't often meet a fellow gun enthusiast with a comparable occupational background.
And how interesting that the lowly .22 can end something so formidable as chemiosmosis and the citric acid cyle.

Yet, with proper shot placement, it does.

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Old April 19, 2011, 10:57 PM   #3482
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hi. sign me up. i have a 39a and i love it.

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Old April 25, 2011, 08:10 AM   #3483
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Greetings from Germany!

I have a 95 model and was wondering why itīs not as nice looking as the others. The stock looks like its been damaged and poorly repaired. Also that big beautifull takedown screw is missing. Any help? And yes, German gun laws suck!!!!
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Old April 25, 2011, 03:28 PM   #3484
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Great thread - Don't think I'll ever read all 140 pages of posts! Here's the story of my 39:

I don't know how old my 39 is, but it was a gift to me from my Grandfather, given to me when I was in the 7th grade, after I'd earned my BSA Rifle Shooting merit badge.

He took me out hunting rabbits at my uncle's place, and afterwards back at his basement he ran me through how to disassemble and clean the Stevens single shot 20 ga I'd been hunting with. While I was working on the shotgun, he disappeared upstairs and came down with the 39, and said I needed to know how to clean a rifle, too. When we were done he said "This gun is my favorite, my pride and joy, and I want you to have it - take good care of it." I think it was inside of a year later that he died from a heart attack. Thinking back on it now, he knew his time was short, and it makes me choke up to this day to know that he made sure to give it to me personally while he could. It means so much; I didn't get to spend near the amount of time with him that I wanted to back then.

In high school I bought my own 77/22 so I could take my dad after squirrels without him having to borrow a rifle, but my grandpa's 39 will always be my sentimental favorite. The 77/22 gives the 39 a run for the money in accuracy, but needless to say when I moved out, the 39 went with me. My dad recently bought his own, new one to replace it.

I've not done enough research to figure out exactly how old mine is... when I got it from my gramps, it had an old Weaver 4x scope on it with an objective lens of about 13mm. He used to use it for general plinking, small game, and nighttime coon hunting. The mount for it was drilled and tapped into the barrel! The original hooded front post and rear folding semi-buckhorn were in the package from the Weaver scope mount. I still have all of it. It has no safety other than a half-cock hammer, blued trigger, and no provision for a hammer spur.

A few years into high school I drilled and tapped the receiver top for a more modern 39 scope base/ring combo and mounted a cheap-ish Simmons 3-9x44 scope - with that setup, was able to easily drop many a squirrel with one in the head - some out to 100 yds! A hammer spur would be nice to have, since the modern scope doesn't allow much thumb clearance between the ocular lens to safely cock or decock it on a loaded chamber.

The receiver came tapped for a micrometer rear peep. Have been thinking lately of pulling the scope for a while and getting a rear peep to teach my own sons the use of iron sights...

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Old April 25, 2011, 05:59 PM   #3485
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vwaffe: GREAT story. It'll be even better when your grandson tells how he got the rifle from his dad that got if from his dad that got it from his grandfather as he's passing it on to his son.

39's are special rifles. Your 39 is is even more so.
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Old April 25, 2011, 08:06 PM   #3486
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You appear to have a newer Model 39-AS which is the current version with the rebounding hammer and cross-bolt safety.

Obviously, someone has "modified" your rifle.
The take-down screw has been replaced with a standard screw and the stock appears to have been heavily modified by removing the bottom of the pistol grip.
The stock should have checkering on it.

You can order a new screw and stock from Brownell's. They ship international:
The take-down screw is part number 59.

http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=0...ticsdetail/39A
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Old April 28, 2011, 10:26 AM   #3487
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Thanks Wheel for the info. You basically confirmed my therory of why it is a ugly duckling. No need to change the furniture as yet becouse Im not too happy with its accuracy. Im thinking on selling it and getting a "Tuesday" model.
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Old April 28, 2011, 09:55 PM   #3488
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vwaffe:

That was one of the better gun stories I have heard. What makes it great is something the anti-gun folks will never understand. They can't get past their bias to see that a firearm can be an important link to shared experiences between generations.
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Old May 2, 2011, 08:54 AM   #3489
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Sign me up please. I have a 39AS, 336 30-30 and a 1894 .44. Obviously I'm a Marlin fan.
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Old May 2, 2011, 07:58 PM   #3490
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Few and Far Between M-39

Sign me up! I just became the proud owner of a M-39 "Carbine" that was made sometime between 1963 and 1967. The Blue Book indicates that there were fewer than 10K manufactured.

I had an old 1897 a few years back but gave it to my ex-wife's nephew because it had once belonged to his grandfather.

Keep shootin'
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Old May 3, 2011, 10:50 AM   #3491
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My 39A came by way of the JC Penny catalog in the late '70s. I'd earned the money with a paper route and mowing yards. I shot a lot of prairie dogs with it (when I was suppose to be irrigating), a few rattlesnakes, and a fair number of rabbits. I scoped it after a few years with a cheap Bushnell, but had to replace the glass recently due to aging eyes.

I tought my future wife to shoot with it when we were dating (what a woman!), and my kids used it while learning to shoot. It didn't see much action for a few years, but I started shooting it regularly during an indoor league last winter.

When our club hosted an Appleseed event last month I used that rifle because it was the only magizine fed .22 currently in my collection. I shot Rifleman on my first try!

That old 39 has picked up a few scars along the way but she's a shooter and each mark has a memory or lesson attached to it. It's a great rifle!
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Old May 5, 2011, 08:43 PM   #3492
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Busy beyond belief,
but not entirely gone.

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Old May 7, 2011, 03:27 PM   #3493
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Hello I am new here and i have a dilemma. I have the chance to buy a new in box 1962 Marlin 39a or Mountie. The Mountie is 400 dollars more than the 39a? which is more recommended and why? thanks.
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Old May 7, 2011, 07:27 PM   #3494
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Welcome, JSNAPS.

$400 more? Really? Somebody's mixed up on pricing.

I'd take the 62 39 in a heartbeat if that's the case. You can always get it cut down for $150 or less if you want a Mountie length.
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Old May 8, 2011, 11:16 AM   #3495
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Ditto on the "Welcome".

Also agree that, while the 20" barrel model is a good deal scarcer than the 24" ones, $400 extra is way outta line. Since you specifically mentioned them as being NIB and ca. 1962, my guess would be that the seller has formed an (IMHO) somewhat unrealistic idea of the premium an ultra-serious collector might be willing to give him for a pristine '62 with box, hanging tag et al.

Not to say that there mightn't be such a person out there somewhere. Value is an entirely subjective notion and relative to the individual. I certainly wouldn't be willing to shell out an extra $400 just to have a '62 model with the shorter barrel, especially if I'd be planning to actually shoot it a lot. Heck, around these parts I could get a really nice 39M for that $400 difference or less and have just as much fun with it. YMMV, but IMHO there ain't nothin' particularly magical about the year 1962.

I bought my old 'M' model carbine instead of the full-sized rifle because I just like the way it handles better. A bit lighter, more neutral balance and just a tad quicker to get situated on target in the woods or brush.
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Old May 8, 2011, 11:33 AM   #3496
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Than you so much. My poor typing skills messed up my question. I meant 200 dollars. Also Should I scope it for squirrel hunting? If so what is a great quality scope to put on? Sorry for all these questions but I am new to all this information.

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Old May 8, 2011, 12:52 PM   #3497
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Also Should I scope it for squirrel hunting? If so what is a great quality scope to put on? Sorry for all these questions but I am new to all this information.

Thank you,
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I use this one:

http://www.weaveroptics.com/optics/r...assic_rimfire/

Comes in 4x fixed or 2.5x7 variable. Compact, well constructed and versatile. Can be had for about $120.00. Check for price and availability at SWFA or Opticsplanet.
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Old May 8, 2011, 11:07 PM   #3498
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JSNAPS, no problem. Typos get all of us on occasion.

I'd still go for the older 39, even if you eventually decide to cut it down, it'll still cost you less. And, it's got a pistol grip. Better than the straight stock on the mountie, IMO.

As for scope, if you must scope it - and believe me, I understand the desire - I'd go with a Leupold Rimfire. I've got a nearly new one I'll sell you if you want it. Fine scope, best out there, I think. But it just made my 39 too top heavy.

I want a set of Skinner apertures on mine.
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Old May 14, 2011, 01:03 AM   #3499
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Can anyone give me any tips on installing a front sight hood for my 39a? Help anybody? Thanks in advance.
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Old May 14, 2011, 05:17 AM   #3500
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It should just slide on....you can spread it a bit with your fingers.
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