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Old September 17, 2007, 04:57 AM   #576
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It IS possible to have a fun day without any Marlins, isn't it?
IMO, yes.

Got my eye
on a Buckmark ...
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Old September 17, 2007, 08:40 PM   #577
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OK, just so you guys can see that I'm not COMPLETELY ate up with model 39s...



Proof positive that I'm actually a well adjusted member of society.
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Old September 17, 2007, 08:43 PM   #578
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OK, all BS aside...

I missed my 39 today.

It just didn't feel right being at the range without it.

And those other guns... They really don't mean anything to me.. it was just something that happened!

I feel like such a cheater!
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Old September 17, 2007, 08:52 PM   #579
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OK, all BS aside...

I missed my 39 today.

It just didn't feel right being at the range without it.

And those other guns... They really don't mean anything to me.. it was just something that happened!

I feel like such a cheater!
Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Tell it to someone who will buy into your lies. Yes I said lies.

We all know you don't respect the 39.

Cheater

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Old September 18, 2007, 12:27 AM   #580
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I tried to be faithfull...

I really did!

But there were TWO of them...

And they were just so DIRTY!!!

Especially the big one. She wanted me to call her Kim somthing...

She's just itching to get herself in a nasty position!

And the little one... obviously willing to do ANYTHING!



How could I resist?
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Old September 18, 2007, 06:54 PM   #581
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Old September 18, 2007, 09:10 PM   #582
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I'm laughing over here ...
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Old September 18, 2007, 09:26 PM   #583
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Now I'm jealous.

As a kid my dad had a Ruger .22 pistol, not sure the model but it looked just like yours. I put a lot of rounds through that little gun. He sold it without asking me if I wanted it. I'm still mad about that.
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Old September 18, 2007, 09:36 PM   #584
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Ahhh ... it's a Ruger.

Didn't quite recognize the logo. Of course, yes, Ruger.

I've been looking at Buckmarks as a companion for the 39.
Found of the Hunter ... (got those scope rails; scopes are nice for squirrels).

But as long as we're on the subject of companion .22 pistols for the 39,
what do you (all of you) recommend?
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:07 AM   #585
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Original Marlin part?

A question...I just received a 1960 Marlin 39A - Mountie with a neat hammer spur as shown. Is this factory original with John Marlin's initials? Or an aftermarket add-on? Thanks.

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Old September 19, 2007, 12:14 AM   #586
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Originally Posted by NEMO
" As long as we're on the subject of companion .22 pistols for the 39,
what do you (all of you) recommend?"

I went 'round and 'round with that same question.

I handled all of them, and when it was time to buy I fell back on "I had a Ruger many years ago, and liked it".

The .22/45 duplicates the handle angle and control location of the 1911.

Because I carry a 1911 for my CHL piece, that makes it do double duty as a practice pistol (OK, at least it doesn't "Untrain" me).

It's stupid accurate. Here's a ten yard group.



Heck, here's a bunch of ten yard groups. The mag holds ten shots and that's what all these groups are. The dot is one inch.



At the outdoor range Monday, I was getting about 50 percent hits on shotgun shells at about 20 yards or so.

You can buy one of them new in the box for under 300 bucks.
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:15 AM   #587
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But as long as we're on the subject of companion .22 pistols for the 39,
what do you (all of you) recommend?
No doubt in my mind - a well preserved S&W Model 17. Classy, like the Marlin.

A Ruger Standard/Mk I/Mk II or Buckmark might be a good companion for a Model 60, but not for the 39.
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:21 AM   #588
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"Original Marlin part?"
My model 39 came with one of those.

It's needed if the scope is mounted low enough to pinch your thumb on the hammer.

I don't use mine because it slows lock time noticeably.

Mine didn't have the "JM" on it.

I'm pretty sure that's a genuine Marlin accessory.

And welcome to the club!
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:23 AM   #589
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RickF - yes, I believe you have a factory original with Marlin's initials.
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:26 AM   #590
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Thanks guys. I've used hammer spurs before but hadn't seen one with initials like that.
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:30 AM   #591
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"A Ruger Standard/Mk I/Mk II or Buckmark might be a good companion for a model 60, but not for the 39."

Fixed it for ya!

And you're right. A nice revolver would be more of a match for the 39s personality.
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:35 AM   #592
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Fixed what?











Good point! (Others are going to be saying, What?!)
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Old September 19, 2007, 12:44 AM   #593
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In the field I don't typically carry two guns in the same caliber. The most common companion for my 39 is a Ruger Blackhawk or Vaquero in 45 Colt.

In WA it is legal to take Grouse with a rimfire. Come September (Grouse opens) while I'm scouting Deer & Elk the 39 goes along with me to handle any feathered meals of opportunity and the Ruger Blackhawk goes along should I get the chance to fill my Bear or Cougar tags (opens in August).

Pert near perfect combo ifn' you ask me.

During modern firearm Deer & Elk seasons I carry my Marlin 1895GS (or 1894CB) and switch to a Ruger Single Six for Grouse duty.

A few of my 39 and Single Six variations http://www.grovestreet.com/jsp/onepic.jsp?id=1107303
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Old September 19, 2007, 01:46 AM   #594
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Old September 19, 2007, 01:50 AM   #595
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Yeah.

Should have clarified that question.

I don't expect that two .22
will be carried at the same time.

For me, it'll be something like this:

* 1894 in .357 with a .22 handgun
OR
* 39A with a .357 handgun (read 65).

(Note reasoning: want two guns on a walk about
that will take large and small game,
and do SD duty too boot ... )

What I meant to write was,
if you are going to own (even if not carry) two .22,
one rifle (39, of course), one handgun,
what would the handgun be?
(again, assuming you won't carry them both at the same time,
but want to hit .22 targets with max efficiency) ...

... or something like that ...
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Old September 19, 2007, 10:42 AM   #596
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To me the .22 pistol that goes with a 39 is a single six, but then I'm still a 7 year old cowboy at heart.
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Old September 19, 2007, 03:19 PM   #597
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I agree with woof, ditto on the 7 year-old cowboy too. You could substitute a Ruger Bearcat for the single six. The small compact size of the Bearcat would echo the relative size of the 39A. I have a 22/45 and the accuracy of that weapon is remarkable, but mixing levers and autos reminds me a little of oil and water.
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Old September 19, 2007, 04:15 PM   #598
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The 39 and Single Six share a lot of characteristics
-Both are well constructed and usually capable of very good accuracy
-Both can cycle & shoot Shorts, longs and long rifles.
-Both get you in touch with your inner Cowboy
-Both will put a BIG grin on a youngster and he will likely have a fond memory of that experience for the rest of his life.
-Both are excellent rimfire hunting firearms.
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Old September 19, 2007, 06:46 PM   #599
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I echo the Single Six as the companion to the 39A. What a better pair. Both are from the lever gun era. I don't have a cowboy hat any more but I have a few 39A's and a few Single Six's. It wasn't on purpose you understand. It was after reading these posts that I realized that I own multiple examples of both of these. Maybe it's time to look for a new cowboy hat.
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Old September 19, 2007, 08:50 PM   #600
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I have been in search of a good .22 revolver for years. I've always wanted double action, but maybe I should think about a Single Six.


Maybe even a Bearcat too, my hands are small enough.
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