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Old January 8, 2014, 07:01 PM   #4401
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The wheel guns have gone into people's CCW holsters.

After years of plastic autos, people are rediscovering that revolvers as CCW guns have a lot to offer.
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Old January 9, 2014, 09:28 AM   #4402
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Bump!

Still raining here in Houston.

Anybody get to shoot yet?
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Old January 10, 2014, 04:28 AM   #4403
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Bump to the top.
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Old January 10, 2014, 10:16 PM   #4404
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Anyone know about a problem when levering lr solids and the cartridge hangs up? 1946 39a.
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Old January 11, 2014, 06:47 PM   #4405
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Maybe the cartridge guide spring missing or broken. Top inside receiver above the chamber. Guides the bullet nose into the chamber. See a schematic on Brownells web site. HTH
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Old January 11, 2014, 07:42 PM   #4406
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In the 1946 there are two cartridge guides.
As above, there's one that looks like a curved flat spring that's mounted in the inside top "roof" of the receiver.
There's a screw in the top of the receiver that retains the guide.
The guide curves downward.

A second guide is a formed flat spring attached in a slot on the right receiver wall.

If either is missing or if the upper guide is upside down and curving upward, the rifle may mis-feed.
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Old January 11, 2014, 08:25 PM   #4407
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I'm hoping to post some targets for both the 39CL and the 1897 Cowboy soon. There is a silhoutte match next weekend at the Seattle Rifle and Pistol assoc range and I've got ammo. I'd be nice to warm up on some paper and decide which goes to the match first. The challenge match is the perfect excuse.

Pine Cone, hope you're staying dry and getting lots of time at the cabin. Did you connect on any brown this year? I had a few days to chase Grouse but not with my 39...



Life is good when your Marlin is making it into the woods



Nem, I'd sure be nice to hear that your 39 is home safe and getting some use.
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Old January 11, 2014, 11:37 PM   #4408
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Mo - Got a little hunting in last fall, but didn't get anything except chantrell mushrooms. I was hoping to shoot some targets today, but we got 2" of rain since yesterday afternoon so I didn't get a chance. Maybe there will be a break in the storm tomorrow. In any case, I am planning to get out to the cabin for a bit tomorrow with my wife.

Nice pictures! Gotta agree about "Life is good when your Marlin is making it into the woods" but that was over a week ago now...
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Old January 11, 2014, 11:40 PM   #4409
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I don't have one but I think the 39 is one of the most beautiful rifles I've ever seen
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Old January 12, 2014, 05:02 PM   #4410
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Bump.

If it doesn't rain all day I'm going to the range tomorrow.

Some dots are going to die.

*Edit*

Nice pics, Mo. Good to see SOMEBODY is actually out burning powder.

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Old January 13, 2014, 05:07 PM   #4411
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Made it to the range today, and took my Model 39.

Conditions:

Low 70s temp, and slight overcast. It was a beautiful day for mid winter.

It rained this morning, so things were a bit muddy on the range.

The wind was terrible. Calm, with gusts to 35 MPH. One minute it would be perfect, and the next would be terrible.

The rifle: 2002 vintage Marlin 39AS with DNZ Game Reaper scope mount and Leupold 3-9X40 modified at the factory for rimfire parallax.

Ammo: CCI MiniMag 40gr Round nose.

Dot: 3/4" stick on.

Distance: 25 yards

Pictures:









Thoughts:

Shooting is a perishable skill. I have done almost zero practice in the last 12 months, and I could clearly see it on my 50 yard target.

Yes, the wind is a viable excuse, but let's face it folks... I sucked today.

There were a couple of 50 yard groups where I failed to touch the dot at all. It was so bad I couldn't force myself to shoot a pic.

And even though I was shooting embarrassingly bad... I still had fun. I'm kicking myself now for sitting on my ammo all year and not shooting at all.

After all, what good is it to have ammo if I can't hit anything with it?

I've changed my mind about my strategy. I will make range trips. No, I'm not going to just burn up all my ammo, but I need to shoot SOME of it to keep my skills to an acceptable level.

Today I fired 150 rounds and it was well worth doing.

And I encourage each and every 39 clubber to do the same. The benefits far outweigh the costs.

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Old January 13, 2014, 05:42 PM   #4412
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Fast Frank: Glad to see you out there making holes in dots. As Pine Cone mentioned we've been getting Noah type rain with wind like you're dealing with. The mountains are getting plenty of snow. Pondered a trip to the cabin but didn't want to risk the driving and the wife isn't happy when we're hiking in.



Me, I like it when snowshoes are involved.



Unfortunately Grouse season has been over for two weeks. I'm already looking forward to September 1st. You can bet the 39 will be called upon to make some meat.

This beaut showed up too late to do any hunting but she's a purdy one - and a Marlin. 1893 takedown in 30-30 (1905 vintage). The coolest gun I own. It has been cutting into my 39 time too.



As I mentioned in the previous post, Life IS GOOD when you're in the woods with a Marlin rifle.



Like its little brother, the 39, the 1893 Takedown will fit in your pack.

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Old January 13, 2014, 06:16 PM   #4413
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Mo, that's a beaut!

It looks to be case color on the receiver, and I'm a sucker for that.

No question about it, I would rather look at your pics than mine any day.

O.K., Mo is shooting, and Frank is shooting...

Anybody else want to be one of the cool kids? Post up some pics!
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Old January 13, 2014, 09:46 PM   #4414
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Nice pictures guys! Fast Frank thanks for getting a match set up, I wont be able to shoot till mid Febuary but I will post pic's when I do! It will have to be with cb shorts due to ammo situation but thats ok.

Mo AWSOME pic of your cabin in the snowstorm! I grew up in Northern Wisconsin and lived for days like that at my grandpa's old hunting shack in the deep woods jumping snowshoe rabbits, with the model 39 in hand. Been in the south now for the last 4 years due to work, but sure miss days like that.
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Old January 16, 2014, 01:29 PM   #4415
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Bump. Keeping this up where it will be seen.
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Old January 16, 2014, 04:48 PM   #4416
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dfariswheel, refer thread# 4385.

I haven't paid much attention to its looseness with my off hand shooting. How long ago I felt the looseness??? I am just going to leave it alone per your advise.

Back in November, one of our club member gunsmiths fixed my FTF and I forgot to mention the forehand stock looseness. He rebuilds 39's and or reconditions.

Sorry I did not acknowledge sooner to your nice reply.
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Old January 17, 2014, 10:01 PM   #4417
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Bumpus Damungus.

Again.
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Old January 19, 2014, 09:06 PM   #4418
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And another bump.
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Old January 20, 2014, 10:38 PM   #4419
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Mo, What a beauty X2! Great shape for a gun that's nearing it's 11th decade.

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Old January 25, 2014, 12:09 AM   #4420
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Hey fellas! New member here!
I thought I might bring some fresh steel in for show n' tell.

They're both shooters and are able to print an inch at 65yrds with those lymans when prone
(when I tame my index finger) and both have droped rabbits at 150yrds when I managed to get that bullet to "fall" in the right place.
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Old January 27, 2014, 01:13 PM   #4421
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look what followed me home from the gun show.

I've been reading around this sight ,and remembering when I had a Marlin 39a and enjoying it with boyhood dreams of "The Rifleman" and such. Many days of my youth were spent testing my accuracy against targets near and far.
Another midlife crisis averted. when I got her home iit was 4 degrees with a wind gusting out of the northwest so I could only stand to put a few rounds thru it- two in the black, not to bad for offhand shooting.
Its a hardly used 1957 model in good shape , I got it for a fair price. After a good cleaning the bore is bright, the action is tight ,only a few wear marks .
I'll be mounting a luepold m7 3x on it ,that I inherited from my grand father.
now I'm going looking for some rimfire cartridges.
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Old February 1, 2014, 10:11 AM   #4422
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BUMP!

Anybody get out to shoot some dots yet?
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Old February 1, 2014, 12:07 PM   #4423
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Anybody get out to shoot some dots yet?
I have and it would be a favor to my ego to cede the match now rather than post pictures.

I am hopeful that given another opportunity I could improve my standing.
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Old February 1, 2014, 12:45 PM   #4424
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I know what you mean. As mentioned before, my 50 yard target looked like something a six year old might be ashamed of.

Im blaming it on "O".

Its going to be a rainy weekend. Maybe I can get out next weekend.
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Old February 1, 2014, 01:05 PM   #4425
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1946 that someone drilled two different times for side mounts. I put on a 5D rear a d a 17A front and with my new glasses and 70 year old eyes I'm enjoying again the best .22 ever made. My fourth, over 58 years. It resides, when not popping cans, chucks or other vermin, with its brothers....all old, 336, 94, 444.
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