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Old November 9, 2011, 09:42 AM   #3626
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marlin 39

My marlin is a 39marlin deluxe serial no. S 9252 it has star on tang a few scratches on rii got an onlineacre appraisal of 2500 but so far I cannot find one like it I am trying to determine if it is factory or original it looks like chrome finish it is very shiny also the stock is perfect and lighter color than any I've seen appreciate any info anyone has on this gun
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Old November 9, 2011, 09:50 AM   #3627
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bones, it sounds as though you have the model before the 39A model, i wouldnt shoot any current ammo out of the rifle other than low velocity ammo. if the serial number had HS at the beginning then you would have been able to use the higher velocity ammo. Other wise you can crack the bolt, the origional finsih should have been blued, and some of them had case hardened recievers. pictures would help everyone.
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Old November 10, 2011, 09:09 AM   #3628
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marlin model 39 deluxe

i have looked all over the internet i cannot find a gun that looks like mine
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Old November 10, 2011, 09:12 AM   #3629
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marlin model 39 deluxe

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Old November 10, 2011, 10:01 AM   #3630
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im fairly sure its been restocked, and im not sure whats going on with the finish. Sure is some pretty wood though, the wood looks to be a maple varity. Im not 100% sure on the rifle though, im more familar with the 39a's. good luck and it looks nice.
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Old November 10, 2011, 06:35 PM   #3631
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Not factory wood but it sure is nice!
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Old November 11, 2011, 07:02 PM   #3632
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Pictures (Technology willing)

Nothing from the internals because it was just too gruesome on both items. All the original factory lubrication had lacquerized itself. That's all cleaned up now and the wood was wiped too because sometime in the 26-years they were hanging on the wall, someone must have sneezed red chili with beans at them.

First the 39-AS
39-as.JPG
fullrandy.jpg

It must be a HIM type weapon because the factory named it "Randy"
randy.jpg

And here's his Tookas!
randystock.jpg

I'll present "Walter" next.
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Old November 11, 2011, 07:15 PM   #3633
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Older Brother - Walter

So here is the long shot.

fullwalter.jpg

And this is his birth certificate.

walter.jpg

This is Walter's backside. Notice the tattoo?

walterstock.JPG

Here's a close-up.

tatoo.JPG

I'm not sure such a permanent attachement is a good idea regardless of what is being celebrated/commemorated ... even the NRA Camp Perry Nationals.

Let that be a lesson to you younger shootists.
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Old November 12, 2011, 10:09 AM   #3634
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Philbert Those are beautiful. you are guilty of Grand Theft Marlin!!!
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Old November 14, 2011, 09:12 PM   #3635
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Thanks. It was far from theft but I'm very happy!

Mo

You said pictures and range reports. Here goes a stab at both.

The first 25 rounds through Walter -- the 39A
Fifty feet from a sandbag using CCI Blazer
Attachment 152782

He was a little high but one click on the ramp did the trick.


These are the first 30 through Randy -- the 39AS
Again Fifty feet from a sandbag using CCI Blazer
Randy wasn't nearly as well "Targeted" as Walter
and it took several adjustments. He doesn't find the Blazers as tasty as Walter did.
Attachment 152783


These are 25 more through Randy standing; as John Wayne intended us to ... again at fifty feet. I may have to go back a half-tap to the right.
Attachment 152784


I shot the extras through Randy trying to get used to the, to me, VERY noticable "Ping" that the AS variety gives. "Disconcerting" may be too strong a word but it is a "different" (moving toward "weird") sensation. In any case, both my "boys" can obviouly out-shoot me.

I'm reminded that 15 years ago the eye-doctor asked if I was ready to talk about the "B" word. He scared me 'cause I thought he meant "Blind" ... it was bifoculs; and I'm still trying to get used to them.
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Old November 14, 2011, 09:23 PM   #3636
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Ooops!! Let's try those attachments again.

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Old November 20, 2011, 12:42 PM   #3637
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Hi Everyone, New user here. I found you researching my old 39A. I tried the SN# lookup site but the gewgaw seems to be busted on it. I have been shooting this since I was 8 years old (thats a long time ago, BTW), when My dad got tired of the chipmunks running wild at the cabin in Cumberland WI and my BB gun wasn't cutting them back fast enough

Ser number is J25124
I am guessing 1953? It is still the most accurate rocksolid .22 I have ever fired, with one very notable exception of a match grade rifle with a ridiculous scope.
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Old November 20, 2011, 02:16 PM   #3638
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Welcome aboard! I'm sure someone will know about the date your 39A was made. I think I have a list of numbers and dates, but can't remember where. (Gettin' old and forgetful.)
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Old November 20, 2011, 03:02 PM   #3639
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Ghost, your story sounds like mine....J rifles made in 1952, are awesome rifles. My brother has my dad's J rifle I shot when I was 8. I bought J185** myself. Cumberland, eh? My wife's family have had a place on a lake just outside of Cumberland for about 40 years. Can i prove it ? Yes, I've purchased brats at Louies before
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Old November 21, 2011, 01:31 AM   #3640
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Why yes you CAN prove it!

Very nice to virtually meet you. I was conceived on the shores of "Big Dummy" lake (some claim thats why it was named so...) and I now live about 45 minutes towards the cities from there, so we still get Louies meats all the time.

Lets have a beer, and thanks for the tip on the year!
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Old November 21, 2011, 10:24 PM   #3641
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My in-laws place is on the north side of Spring Lake. My wife's grandfather built the place back in the early 70s. We spent some time there this summer but haven't been there too much over the past few years.

Here are the pair of J models in my family. The first picture is my dad's rifle. He went to work for TWA 2 weeks after high school graduation and bought this one new for $60 with his first check. He's promised it to my older brother so I had to buy my own.



I bought this one a couple years ago for $545 plus FFL. From a collector perspective, I probably spent too much. I really wanted a J model like my dad had so this one was worth more to me. The condition was over 98% so it was a sweet deal for me. I wasn't buying to collect or resell.

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Old November 22, 2011, 02:14 AM   #3642
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Just like mine

That could be a picture of mine.
I know that lake- I have fished it, played cards on it, and occasionally I may have contributed moisture to it in more than one way...
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Old November 22, 2011, 01:47 PM   #3643
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Hey guys, hope you can help me out.
After my brother passed I recieved his 39A with the E prefix, so it was built in 1947.
Over the years the hammer was shortened to accomadate a scope and also the rear sight is no longer on the gun, I need to find these parts.
Any help would be appreciated as I want to get this fine piece back to original condition.
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Old November 22, 2011, 04:36 PM   #3644
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Try Numrich. I've ordered parts for my Model 39 from them. http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/...aspx?catid=639

Good Luck!

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Old November 22, 2011, 07:28 PM   #3645
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Rear sights can be found.
The correct sight is a milled leaf. It looks like a stamped sight, but it's milled steel.
The front of the sight is in an arrow-like shape.

Original early post-war hammers are almost impossible to find. It's possible to fit a later pre-safety hammer but it requires some alterations to fit correctly.

Gun Parts does list an early 39 and 39-A hammer but I don't know if this is the correct type or not, nor does it list the condition:

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/...00B&catid=3887

The rear sight looks like this, but this one is stamped. An original era version is milled.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/...10I&catid=3887

Bob's Gun Parts list an old style rear sight. You'd need to contact hem to find out if it's the old milled sight:

http://www.gun-parts.com/marlin/
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Old November 23, 2011, 08:59 AM   #3646
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Thanks guys for the info, very much appreciated---this will give me start
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Old November 23, 2011, 07:38 PM   #3647
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Would rebluing my 39A effect its value?

Proud owner of of 1967 Marilin Golden 39A. Plus, it's my first rifle. I'm getting a late start at 24!

Anyway, I acquired the rifle with some bad fading of the bluing on the barrel. It's not too extensive, but I was wondering if it would affect the value of if I got this repaired by a gunsmith. Here's a photo:

What do you guys think? Thanks for any input!

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Old November 23, 2011, 08:16 PM   #3648
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Hello my Mountie has sling studs but no swivels. Is it possible to add swivels without removing the studs?
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Old November 23, 2011, 09:42 PM   #3649
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finally

after much searching, i finally found a mountie. serial number dates it to 57-58. can't wait to get it to the range this weekend.



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Old November 25, 2011, 10:44 AM   #3650
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Re-bluing will definitely affect the value of your rifle......it will be worth more!
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