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Old January 13, 2009, 10:42 PM   #1926
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Bullseye

I think I will ask Marlin for the bullseye, but I may have to have someone with a little more tallent (and a drill press) drill the hole - I'd hate to damage the stock.
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Old January 13, 2009, 10:51 PM   #1927
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Good Idea - It should be done with a drill press, in a secured jig.

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Old January 15, 2009, 03:21 PM   #1928
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My "New" MARLIN 39A Mountie

$420 was my high winning Bid for a Mountie, but when you add the auction fee, shipping and insurance it came out at $460 - did I do good, or was I taken?

The barrel is stamped "...Golden 39A Mountie"; the Serial Number is 68109533 - is this a 1932 Mountie, or was I sold a cat for a rabbit? It has a Lyman peep receiver sight, which I probably will not/cannot use, and leather sling. Advertised as: Excellent condition. Short 20" round barrel gun. Nice dark walnut stock. Finish is 98%, excellent bore..." etc. This is the one I mentioned without the rear buckhorn sight; also missing is the Bullseye button. I should receive it by the end of next week (?). Your opinion on this deal is appreciated (1932?!). Thanks.

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Old January 15, 2009, 03:27 PM   #1929
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Nice work oldfella! I think you will like the peep sight.....
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Old January 15, 2009, 04:45 PM   #1930
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Thanks leadhead - Like the rest of me, my eyes need more help than peep sights - I think I'll need a scope. Can any one confirm this gun's year of birth, according to the Serial Number? The reference I have, deducting the first two digits (68) from 100, puts it at 1932 (?). Thanks.

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Old January 15, 2009, 05:29 PM   #1931
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Hey Pete,

First, you scored. No matter how this shakes out, you did not get ripped off.

I'm making a guess that your gun is made after 1957. In 1939 the name changed from the Model 39 to the Model 39A. In 1954 the Mountie shortened up to a 20 inch barrel. My charts show that the 'Golden' designator was adopted in 1957. So you after '39, '54, and '57, respectively.

The serial number is out of whack with guns made in the 50's and 60's though. By the way, that subtract from 100 rule only applies to post 1979 39As. When you get the gun in hand I'm most interested in what you see. I'm hoping you'll provide more detail on this great old gun of yours.

We want pictures and range reports, Pete!
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Old January 15, 2009, 06:05 PM   #1932
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Thanks John - I've been looking for the Marlin dating tables I've seen posted here, or maybe was at the collector's site. The best part is that you think I did good on this deal. I think you'll remember mentioning here couple of months ago about my buying my first .22 rifle, a 1976 Marlin 39A which I've yet to test fire because of the weather. When it warms up a bit I'll try both guns and keep the one I'm most comfortable with, and sell the other one

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Old January 15, 2009, 06:17 PM   #1933
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Pete - check out this table from another forum.

http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/i...pic,495.0.html

your seriel number could indicate a "late" 1968....
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Old January 15, 2009, 06:44 PM   #1934
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Thanks T750 - I'll go with that. Much appreciated.

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Old January 15, 2009, 09:10 PM   #1935
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I have a 1982 39A headed my way, I'll post a few pic's when it gets here

oldfella, sounds like you have done fine, the Mountie's seem to get top dollar.
If you decide you can not use the Lyman sight I sure would be interested in buying it from you for my new to me 39A.
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Old January 15, 2009, 09:42 PM   #1936
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Oldfella, Had I known about your Mountie I would have bid more...

I paid more for my first Mountie and have yet to regret it. It is my favorite rifle. Took it out today and tested it on a new 39 match that JohnMcl and I are developing (tease). Actually JohnMcl refined the targets and devised the scoring system... I'm just the "idea man" John does all the work.

I have never regretted paying too much for a firearm I really wanted. I have regretted passing up on firearms I thought were too expensive....

I'm on the hunt for a "Century Limited" or a Long barreled Mountie now. So expect to see prices being driven up in the NW US...
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Old January 15, 2009, 09:52 PM   #1937
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Considering Midway sells that Lyman sight north of $80 right now, I'd say you done good, if you factor that into the price you paid.
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Old January 15, 2009, 09:57 PM   #1938
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I'm pretty sure the bid would have gone higher, but I did not give them much of a change to do so. First I did some unscientific calculating work. the last bidder bid three times pretty close to the end, he wanted it real bad. My guess work payed off, I thought he would bid a bit over $400, I figured maybe $410, his last secret bid was $405, so I waited until the last minute with my finger on the bid button - there was not enough time to react to my bid.

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Edit - Here are some picture of the gun in question:

http://www.gunrunnerauctions.com/lis...mnum=915895638
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Old January 15, 2009, 10:16 PM   #1939
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Pete - on ebay they refer to that as sniping. Good buy. I love my new 39A, but after reading about all of the older Marlins, I may need to look for an old classic. I guess I'm hooked.
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Old January 15, 2009, 10:21 PM   #1940
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Sweet. I think you'll be pleased oldfella. If you're not PM me
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Old January 17, 2009, 12:04 AM   #1941
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Well it made it home!
Here are a couple of pictures. It is a 1982 DOM.



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Old January 17, 2009, 10:37 AM   #1942
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Looks great. Now get her to the range!
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Old January 17, 2009, 11:15 AM   #1943
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She is a beauty Salvo.

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Old January 17, 2009, 12:49 PM   #1944
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Thanks, I'm trying to get some honey do's done, if I don't make it to the range today it will be tomorrow!
I took it apart and cleaned it, I don't think it had been broke down before, it sure is a wonder of machining that's for sure.
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Old January 18, 2009, 09:27 PM   #1945
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Range Report

I headed out to the desert around 11:30am I should have left earlier because the wind had kicked up, it was not bad but a stiff breeze left to right at my desert range, maybe 10mph. I collected a bunch of different ammo to try and set the target up at 25yds.
Had to sight it in the front sight was way over to the right, so I centered it. Had to go up three notches on the rear and center it. I always sight in using Federal Bulk packs because that is what I stock up on at Wally World and it seems to shoot pretty good in all my .22's, but the 39A did not like it as well as the high priced stuff ops:

Federal Bulk pack and Remington Golden bulk pack both shot about the same



CCI Mini Mags and CCI Blazer turned in respectable groups



As usual RWS Target and Federal Gold Medal shot the best in the 39A



Shot one group at 50yds with the RWS Target, you can see the affects of the wind, but still a nice group


Looks like it likes the expensive fodder, oh well most of them do! The RWS Target is all I ever used during my IHMSA days and could shoot 40X40's with it from my 10" Ruger MKII and Anschutz Exemplar.

Once I had the boring paper punching done I set up a set of .22 IHMSA Swingers out to 25 to 100 yds and just had a good time plinking away free style, the ol 39A would reward me with the sound of steel more times than not



Clanged the steel with my Ruger Single Six too!


Boy I tell you, shooting don't get much better than a day with .22's I can't remember the last time I only shot .22's have to do this more often!
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Old January 18, 2009, 09:34 PM   #1946
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Good shooting Salvo - Having fun, that's what is all about.

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Old January 18, 2009, 09:45 PM   #1947
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Salvo, Great report and pictures!

Sounds like a great and memorable day. 5/8" aint too bad an if you throw out the flier the group is competitive with the high dollar ammo... At $0.03 a shot I'd say 5/8 puts grouse and squirrel on the menu more times than not.

Enlarged holes sure look good on the paper targets though...

thanks for posting.

Looks like we may need a Single Six Club too...
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Old January 18, 2009, 11:55 PM   #1948
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I went looking for a mountie today and found one at gander mountain, it is made in 1956. It not in the greatest condition, it has dings in the wood and the wood has the holes from the swivels but no swivels. There is surface rust on the receiver but not much on the barrel. They want 500 for it. The gun is going to be a beater so the condition is not the most important thing but i don't want a bad looking gun, it just needs to be smooth and accurate. thanks for the help again.
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Old January 19, 2009, 12:03 AM   #1949
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Not only do I own a 39A, it was my first rifle! Still love it to death, I'm going to give it to my kids as their first when I have them.
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Old January 19, 2009, 10:40 AM   #1950
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Do Mounties Eat All Three?

Yes, I am a green horn when it comes to Marlins 39A, you can readily tell by my next question: As mentioned above, I acquired my second 39A in as many months, it's a beautiful Mountie this time (have not yet received it)... and wonder if all modern 39's, including the Mountie (1968) will take the three...22, .22L, and .22 short? Thanks.

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