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Old June 6, 2008, 05:34 PM   #1526
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I've fired CB caps out of mine.

Yeah, they're quiet, but past just a few short feet away, there's no accuracy there.

I wouldn't be too worried about shooting slow bullets, but if yours acts anything like mine you will only do it a few times and give up on the whole idea.

The worst case scenario is that you have to take a cleaning rod and push the slug out of the barrel.

Pay attention to what you're doing, and if you are not dead sure the bullet actually came out STOP and check the bore.
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Old June 6, 2008, 06:12 PM   #1527
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Marlin 39 Mountie

I found mine one day in a ditch after a deer hunt with a broken stock when i was a kid. I bought a new stock and had it fitted. It sure is a nice shooter, have hunted a many of rabbits and coyotes with it.
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Old June 6, 2008, 06:57 PM   #1528
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I've shot the CCI CB Longs. VERY quiet. Not quite as accurate.
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Old June 6, 2008, 10:37 PM   #1529
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Marlin Model 39 Photo Essay

For those of you who might be interested, my brother has both a mid 1930's Model 39 with octagon 24" barrel and a new Model Golden 39A and he is putting together a Photo Essay of the two guns side by side. At present his essay is 16 pictures and can be viewed at:

http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/n...ssay/1024X768/

Thanks, Mitch & Shadow...
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Old June 6, 2008, 10:51 PM   #1530
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Make sure he takes the bolts out and gets pics of the ejectors.
Won't be no extra screw to hold it down on the 1930 one (Looks like
a refinished version of my 1927 with no CCH left and patina where the
blue is supposed to be, lol).

BTW forgot to post the "new" sights on my 1927. Guess what they are
(the front is easy, lol).



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Old June 6, 2008, 11:42 PM   #1531
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bsaride. Nice Rifle! Those sights look great on the old gal. Tell us more
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Old June 6, 2008, 11:45 PM   #1532
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bsaride. Nice Rifle! Those sights look great on the old gal. Tell us more
Not until I get a couple or three guesses, unless ya try to break my arm, lol
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Old June 7, 2008, 10:11 AM   #1533
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Lyman 17AHB?
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Old June 7, 2008, 12:22 PM   #1534
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Close,

it's a vintage Lyman 17
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Old June 7, 2008, 03:58 PM   #1535
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Just for fun I checked out CCI's .22 page.

http://www.cci-ammunition.com/ballistics/rimfire.aspx

It really is amazing how many types of .22 ammo is on the market! I thinks its pretty unusually to find so much overlapping variety and this is from only ONE manufacturer. I guess that speaks volumes about the .22.

Its also interesting that the long and short are loaded to the same velocity (supersonic bty) in a few different loads.

That’s pretty cool...and lots of fun.

So how picky is the 39A with ammo? I know a lot of .22 rifles out there seem to like a certain brand. Is there any brand you all have found to be best or is this rifle more flexible about ammo?
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Old June 7, 2008, 04:13 PM   #1536
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My vintage 1927 M39 only gets fed Winchester T22 as I only shoot
standard velocity in it. Also have 1 1/2 cases as I feed my Win M52
the same stuff.

Anyone figure out my rear sight yet?
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Old June 7, 2008, 04:41 PM   #1537
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Diggers Wrote: "So how picky is the 39A with ammo? I know a lot of .22 rifles out there seem to like a certain brand. Is there any brand you all have found to be best or is this rifle more flexible about ammo?"

Based on the Model 39 postal match results a wide variety of ammo seems to shoot well in them, both the spendy and the cheap stuff.

My own experience with four different Model 39's, barrel lengths of 16", 20" (two) and 24", reflects that as well. Only the 39TDS with the 16" barrel would I consider somewhat finicky but what it liked it shot well, namely Federal Bulk and RWS target. It also did better than my other 39's with CCI CB long ammo.

One of my Mounties doesn't like to be clean. After about 50 shots it settles in and shoots just about everything pretty well.

In the 24" barrel model 39 even the cheap stuff seems to shoot well. I would say the biggest difference is the number of fliers in a 10 shot group. The more expensive ammo would have fewer or none and the cheap stuff might have three that go outside the group cluster.

In good hands they are certainly capable rifles.
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Old June 7, 2008, 09:53 PM   #1538
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The Marlin I had, didn't have any problems feeding short, long, or long rifle. Thats what I like about lever action, pumps, and some bolt actions that can handle all sizes of 22lr.
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Old June 8, 2008, 11:05 AM   #1539
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My three 39s

My 39s
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_0972.JPG (282.5 KB, 64 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_0958.JPG (530.1 KB, 69 views)
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Old June 8, 2008, 03:48 PM   #1540
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RubEric: nice collection. All octagons. SWEET. Gotta get me one of those.
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Old June 8, 2008, 06:54 PM   #1541
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As a continuation of my repair saga, I got the firing pin from Numrich yesterday. Installing it made it extremely hard to cycle the action of the gun. After some observation I figured out that the pin (which appears to be stamped, unlike the milled OEM part) did not have the same geometry as the OEM, and it was riding above its slot in the bolt and dragging on the top of the receiver. After an afternoon of filing I was able to get the pin to slide freely, and the action has loosened.

So as another tip to fellow owners, the firing pins from Numrich are not "Drop In" replacements.
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Old June 8, 2008, 07:29 PM   #1542
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That's not unusual for a lot of gun parts. Usually, I think of "drop in" parts as meaning you need to drop in on your favorite gunsmith to have them fitted properly to your own firearm. (Or drop in to your own shop if you have the skill and the right tools to do the job.)
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Old June 10, 2008, 02:35 PM   #1543
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Have any of you guys ever shot ever shot Super Colibri ammo out of your 39A?
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/AMM066-3528-304.html

It DOES say pistol only, however I was reading posts over at a rimfire site and many people shoot it out of their rifles and say it works fine.

Is it a pretty risky thing to do?
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Old June 10, 2008, 02:45 PM   #1544
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The concern is that a round won't exit the barrel and the next shoot could get interesting especially if it's a standard round.

But to answer your question, I've used it in both my M39 and my Savage Mark II without incident.
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Old June 10, 2008, 03:38 PM   #1545
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I've used it without incident in my 39A. I even chrono'ed it and got higher velocity out of the 39A when compared to a 20" rifle. IOW, it isn't slowing down in that last 4 inches. (Could also be a testament to Microgroove rifling compared to Ballard.)
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Old June 10, 2008, 08:34 PM   #1546
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Interesting.

Mal H , What was the FPS of the round out of the 20" and 24" barrel?

Was the accuracy really bad?

This rifle, which I pick up on sat. is a gift for my dad.

He is really] into pest control around his place.

He has some land around his house but not a lot (not nearly enough for a standard power .22lr) so I'm looking for a low powered round that he can use for this purpose in his new 39A.
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Old June 11, 2008, 12:16 AM   #1547
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Diggers, I've been fairly vocal on the Colibri's, I think in this thread, certainly others on THR. The 39M with 20" barrel has no problem with them at all. They DO shoot dirty, tho, and have limited range.

That said, I know I've dispatched 6 dozen and more squirrels, and a lot more chipmunks, with the Colibri's.

Do a search on Colibri and / or Aguila.
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Old June 14, 2008, 04:49 AM   #1548
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We fell of the page again.

Bumpity bump.

It's been so long since I shot my 39.
Work is relentlessly brutal,
and fuel prices so ridiculous
it's hard to get to a range.

But at least I still have it,
and remember the pleasure of shooting it ...
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Old June 15, 2008, 10:00 AM   #1549
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Unhappy My favorite gun has to go

Good morning, newbie to the club living in Huntington Beach Ca.

I have a 1932, Marlin 39 that I must sell. It is in excellent condition.
If interested e-mail me at james@45-70.com and I can e-mail you pictures.
Love the gun but it has to go
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Old June 15, 2008, 12:55 PM   #1550
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Bummer!!

At least by posting here, you can rest assured she will go to a good home.
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