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Old March 16, 2014, 07:51 PM   #4451
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First, join a hosting site like Photobucket:

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After joining, it's free, follow directions on how to upload your pictures to their site.

After the pictures are up, hover your cursor over the picture you want to post on this or any other site. As the cursor hovers you'll see a small "gear" appear in the upper right corner of the picture.
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Come to this forum and start a post.
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Old March 17, 2014, 04:09 AM   #4452
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@ phoenix too
welcome to thr and the club.
That sure is a pretty rifle.

I can't help you on dating your rifle but i do know that early 39's are not ment to shoot hhigh speed ammo, so be carefull.

others will chime in with more info

greetings
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Old March 23, 2014, 05:04 PM   #4453
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I have been looking for a nice marlin 39a for awhile. I ran up on one on Guns international about two months ago. It's a 79 model tight as new and looks it. I've added a Simmons 22 mag scope and a Rifle sling. I got it to squirrel hunt with and it's been a good one.

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Old March 24, 2014, 08:57 AM   #4454
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Very nice!!!
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Old March 28, 2014, 11:13 AM   #4455
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39's failure to extract anything but "Stingers"?

I have a 1956 vintage Model 39. It's been in the "family" since it was a puppy and is my "go to" rimfire! Recently, though, it'll only extract CCI Stingers! ANY other 22 Lr, or short I run through it, the cases stick and have to pushed out with cleaning rod or dowel stick! Any suggestions?
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Old March 28, 2014, 07:34 PM   #4456
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Use a .223/5.56 AR-15 rifle bore brush to scrub the chamber.
These are stiffer bristled and larger then standard .22 brushes.
Screw the brush on a non-rotating rod, insert the brush into the chamber and rotate it 2 to 3 full turns, pull it out.

After a good scrub, inspect the chamber for rings, bulges, or erosion caused by shorter cartridges.
Any damage of the chamber will cause cases to swell into the defect and stick.

Inspect the extractor for weakness, wear, or broken/chipped hook.
Give the bolt and extractor a good cleaning.
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Old March 29, 2014, 08:18 AM   #4457
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My third 39A. Came across this one recently.
Interesting sling, peep sights with a FO front, and hammer extendo.







[URL=http://s100.photobucket.com/user/dadams111/media/Long%20Guns/image_zps9b8f687b.jpg.html][/URL

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Old March 29, 2014, 07:06 PM   #4458
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Todays Pawnshop find & purchase. Got one to go with my PistolGrip TEXAN.
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Old March 29, 2014, 08:17 PM   #4459
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I have my grandfathers model 39 that he got from his commanding officer when he was discharged and sent home from Vietnam in 1960. It is in beautiful shape except for having a scope that Im going to take off and put the back sight on. Perfect rifles.
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Old March 30, 2014, 08:12 PM   #4460
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Awesome rifles, guys!

Welcome to the 39 club.
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Old March 31, 2014, 01:54 PM   #4461
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Fast 39 question....

Greets! My 39 is old, ~1940. The foregrip is slightly loose- it can twist back and forth a bit (no real motion fore/aft).

Is there an easy way to tighten it?

TIA!
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Old March 31, 2014, 07:47 PM   #4462
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It can be correct, but how easy it is depends on you. There is a danger in doing this repair that can damage the rifle.

To correct, remove the hand guard and use 5 minute epoxy to make pads on the front and rear of the guard where it's reduced to fit into the receiver and at the front where the cap fits over it.

You can use Johnson's Paste Wax applied to the metal as a release agent so the epoxy won't adhere to the metal.
Apply a medium thick coat of wax all around where the epoxy will be and don't wipe it off.
Don't try car wax, it won't work for this application.

After the epoxy fully cures, use small files to do any final fitting then clean everything up and reassemble.

The danger with this is the fore end cap and screws.
There's a dovetailed lug on the bottom of the barrel the cap screws fit into.
I suspect that Marlin used some sort of fixture to compress the hand guard in place while the cap and screws were attached.
Where the danger lies is that it can be nearly impossible to get the cap in place enough to allow the screws to be installed.
What easily happens is the cap won't fit into place and in trying to get it together the screws cross thread.

This is why you see a lot of Marlin's with the fore end cap screws cross threaded and crooked.
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Old April 1, 2014, 08:38 PM   #4463
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Joined the club last year

My FFL passed away from cancer and his wife was selling off what the kids didn't want of his collection. I picked up a few items as remembrances of him and to help her and this was one of them. After hearing so many nice things about them here and becoming familiar it, I decided it deserved some Leupold glass so I installed that and installed the front sight hood. Really is a sweet piece - essentially as new.

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Old April 2, 2014, 09:03 AM   #4464
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ratcobob, every time that you use it, the more you'll love it.! Great looking firearm!
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Old April 20, 2014, 04:34 PM   #4465
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Old April 21, 2014, 10:34 PM   #4466
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I'll throw this in for more 39 porn. First time all three of mine posing together.







Looking for one more Mountie then I am swearing off any more 39s
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Old April 22, 2014, 10:41 PM   #4467
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Yeah, RIGHT!
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Old April 22, 2014, 10:46 PM   #4468
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haha...just one more
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Old May 5, 2014, 01:59 AM   #4469
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Gun Shop Hero

So I was walking around in the gun store today.

Looking for a Ruger .22/45 Target Model to replace one I had to sell.

I saw what looked like a 100 round CCI .22 box sitting behind the counter, and asked if they were MiniMags.

The guy behind the counter says "You don't want those, they are the wrong bullets".

That got my curiosity up. I asked to look at them.

He hands me a box of CCI .22 Long 26 grain solids. Sweet!

I asked if there were any more of those sitting around. He says "You want LONG RIFLE. Those won't shoot in your gun".

I said "I have a Model 39".

I couldn't believe it. Gun shop dude goes "HE'S GOT A MODEL 39!" real loud, like I'm an idiot and it's time for him to make fun of me.

I waited until everybody stopped laughing, and then said "Let me guess... You don't know what a model 39 is, do you?"

Silence.

I said "Yeah. It will shoot Shorts, Longs, and Long Rifle."

He looks surprised.

I said "In any order. You can put all three sizes in there at once if you want to."

He says "Really. I guess I need to look that up".

What I didn't say, but was thinking real loud was " Yeah, you do that. Maybe next time you won't look like such an idiot".

I bought the two boxes of longs (As a 39 owner, I need those) But I'm pretty sure I will get my pistol somewhere else.
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Old May 5, 2014, 07:38 AM   #4470
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Frank, how old was the guy?

Sadly it seems a lot of guys (and gals) these days have only fired autoloading firearms (often only with optics). The manual of arms for guns with manual actions and iron sights, especially bolt guns and revolvers seem to be fading skills. Just about every match I've done with a "rapid fire" (time limit) stage I've had at least one guy come up to me and ask how I managed to get through the stage in time running the bolt and reloading.

Speaking of 22/45's... Got one of those not that long ago, GREAT little gun. About a pound lighter than my Single Six and just about as accurate - I attribute that to the Single Sixes single action trigger.



Back on topic: were those CB Longs you bought and how well do they shoot in your 39? I've had mixed results in my 39's.
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Old May 5, 2014, 08:13 AM   #4471
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My Marlin Golden 39A Mountie story.
11 years ago, a client of mine discovered we shared the passion for guns and shooting. He was a generation older than me and lamented how his son never took to the shooting sports. Kurt was a retired machinist and had mostly spent time with pistol shooting and reloading. One day Kurt asked if my son was being introduced to rifles. My son, Riley was 6 years old and was at the same age that I started shooting. I said I had taken him to the range once and also let him shoot my pellet guns.
A week later Kurt said he wanted to stop by my office and he had something special for my son. Kurt asked me to come out to his car as he had something for my son and didn't want to bring it into the office. I knew it was a rifle. I figured it was a .22 and it was all wrapped up in a blanket. We agreed it would be prudent to unwrap it at home and let my son do the unwrapping. Well my eyes popped out when my son unwrapped a 39A mountie. As a kid, I was always obsessed with guns, but levers were my favorite. The 39A was the gun I would dream of.
The rifle was scoped, but Kurt also included the Lyman peep sight also. I think I was more excited about that rifle than my son was.
Sadly Kurt passed away several years ago, but I still manage finances for his widow. My son never did develope the passion for shooting, but I love that rifle and shoot it often.
The rifle was manufactured in 1958. It performs flawlessly. The only issue was the butt plate was in poor condition so I replaced it with another butt plate from a different rifle. It is not a perfect fit and is only temporary till I find the right butt plate.
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Old May 5, 2014, 08:18 AM   #4472
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PWGUNNY: GREAT story!
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Old May 5, 2014, 10:43 AM   #4473
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Mo, the guy was probably 50. I'm thinking that they have gone round and round with those longs since there's so many new shooters and .22 is so hard to find.

But that doesn't give him any right to poke fun at me, does it?

I haven't tried the longs yet. I have no idea what they will do.

The box says ".22 Long" It's a 29 grain copper plated round nose. 1215 FPS.

The part number is 0029. http://www.cci-ammunition.com/produc...=1&loadNo=0029

I'm looking for the heavy barrel target model with the Cocobolo grips...

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Old May 5, 2014, 12:53 PM   #4474
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Frank, I'm surprised a guy who's working an ammunition counter at that age wouldn't know that many 22 caliber rifles will shoot shorts, longs and long rifles. I'm not that much older but pert near every 22 rifle I shot back then would shoot just about any 22 ammo you could buy. At scout camp, all we could buy was 22 long.

I guess it's just more evidence that Darwin isn't always right and some of us manage to survive our ignorance well into adulthood (just ask my wife about my own...).

I've not tried that ammo before. I'm very curious how well it will do. The CB Longs I've used were very quiet but accuracy suffered. Fairly useful for vermin out to about 25 yards though. Subsonic 40gr 22LR generally performs VERY well in my 39's (and other rimfires - though it won't reliably cycle the action of my autoloaders). A supersonic 29 gr bullet if very intriguing.
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Old May 26, 2014, 03:47 AM   #4475
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Haven't shot any model 39s lately, but I have shot my .22 pistol a little bit.

Today I bought some Aguila 40 grain plated round nose ammo.

I have heard of the stuff before, and never really developed any interest in it.

The box is yellow and red, and it proudly proclaims ".22 Aguila Super Extra".

The thing that made me decide it probably wasn't out right junk was the little "Eley Prime" printed on the box.

Hmmm... Eley has always been pretty good stuff. Let me try a box of that.

I fired 100 rounds of it, and they all went bang.

And interestingly enough, it grouped just fine out of my .22/45.

I payed five bucks for 50 rounds. That's ten cents a shot or a dollar a magazine full.

In today's market, that's about normal for .22. Sure, had there been any CCI available for the same price I would have bought it.

But there was no CCI to be had.

So...

Fast Frank says thumbs up for the .22 Aguila Super Extra. While I didn't test it in a model 39, I believe it will work just fine.
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