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Old April 3, 2009, 10:13 AM   #2126
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and more pics.

This gun has been in soft a case for 15 yrs. never refin.
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Old April 3, 2009, 10:52 AM   #2127
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last pics

Hope you all enjoy.
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Old April 3, 2009, 05:00 PM   #2128
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The star stamp was used for a short time in the mid 20's as an inspectors mark. The S prefix started in the early 1920's mine is S892...so 892nd made after change to S prefix in the early 1920's....and I would like to see it go to a good home...someone who would truely appreciate it.
If you seriously want to see this rifle go to a truly appreciative individual, head over to www.rimfirecentral.com and post up in the Marlin - H&R - NEF folder. There are some enthusiasts over there that would absolutely love to get a hold of something like that.
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Old April 4, 2009, 01:30 AM   #2129
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My first post, but I'm a big fan of the Marlin 39A. It comes in close to the first gun I ever shot, and still own which is my Remington Model 41 Target Master as far as putting a bullet where you want it.

Top is my 39A, third down is my unfired 39 Century LTD.

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Old April 4, 2009, 03:48 AM   #2130
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WooD, welcome to the club and to THR.

Atwood and WooD, those are amazing pics of fine venerable guns. They grace the club walls. Thanks for sharing.

Makes me relish my relatively new 39 all the more.

Annie would be proud.

WooD, what are the other 3?

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Old April 4, 2009, 04:23 AM   #2131
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Second one down is a Winchester 94 22M XTR 22 mag.

Fourth one is a Sevens 25 that belonged to my Great Grand Dad on my Moms side.

Fifth one is a Stevens 22 that belonged to my Great Grand Dad on my Dads side of the family.

Both of the Stevens were damaged about 15 years ago due to a busted pipe in the basement. My Dad had them professionally refinished. They both look brand new, except for the 25 having a front sight made out of a dime.
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Old April 4, 2009, 05:02 AM   #2132
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WooD,

I don't know what a Stevens 25 or 22 are.

I googled Stevens 25, but the top hit led me back to your post above!

Anyone got a link to more about the Stevens 2x?

I'm fascinated by the finger lever.
Oh, the history.
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Old April 4, 2009, 06:54 AM   #2133
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Stevens 25 and 22 are falling block rifles. The 25 is just that a 25 caliber rimfire(black powder) like the 22 rimfire only 25 cal. Savage / Stevens just brought it back out as the model 30. http://www.savagearms.com/30gtd.htm Great little rifle, joy to shoot, great for instructing new shooters, right or left handed.
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Old April 4, 2009, 10:52 AM   #2134
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This is s/n S7884 that is from 1927:


Here is my Stevens Model 17 (IIRC) with 7 o'clock extractor which makes it 1895-1899 along with the box I got it in:

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Old April 4, 2009, 01:24 PM   #2135
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Fella's;

A tale of heartbreak & woe follows. I read the paper (Great Falls Buffoon) at 6:20 yesterday morning. In the firearms classified there appeared, for the first time, an ad announcing that a Marlin 39A could be had for $275.00. Frabjous joy!

But then, the dilemma. If I call right this very now, will I P.O. the current owner by calling too early? I vowed to wait until 7:00 AM. I broke like a mud dam at 6:50 AM & called. Only to be told that someone had called 10 minutes earlier from 60 miles out of town & offered to buy it sight unseen. The prospective buyer would arrive Friday evening. I asked the owner to call me first & immediately if the deal did not go down. He agreed he would.

Then, he told me of the mistake he'd made in the ad. It wasn't really a Marlin 39A, sorry. It was the MOUNTIE! And, of course he never called back.

I need to go beat my head against the wall for awhile to make myself stop thinking about it.

Bah! Humbug!!

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Old April 4, 2009, 02:01 PM   #2136
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Ugh - talk about the one that got away!


Sorry about that...
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Old April 6, 2009, 06:53 AM   #2137
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Any 1920's per yr. production data?

IE: # of 39's produced per specific yr.?
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Old April 11, 2009, 12:41 PM   #2138
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White spacers on Marlin 39A

The white spacers on my 39A seem to have shrunk over time and are much smaller than the surrounding wood. I was considering refinishing the stock and wondered if you could purchase these spacers or if you have to make them out of a piece of plastic?
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Old April 11, 2009, 07:05 PM   #2139
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Brownell's sell pre-cut spacers but they have to be sanded to the final fit:

http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...STOCK%20SPACER
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Old April 12, 2009, 01:56 AM   #2140
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WTB or WTT Marlin 39 M

I had a Marlin 39 M anniversity edition, this was carbine with octagon barrel w/straight stock, bought it back in the late 70's for $160. Sold it in '95 for 625 and thought was good money, bad sell!!!. I got a 1897-1997 Marlin with 1/2 octagon barrel new in box would trade for a Marlin 39M ann. edition that is in good condition.
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Old April 15, 2009, 06:54 PM   #2141
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Need some help! Re: Marlin Mod 39

I'm posting here following the recommendation of our fellow member "Atwoodt". He has been very helpful and I hope that I can get additional information from him and the rest of the "Club"!

I'm doing some research on behalf of a friend that has recently received a Marlin Model 39 via an inheritance of sorts. He hasn't had much luck finding any solid information on the rifle. The information I've been able to gather is quite interesting but not complete. I'm hoping that I can request your assistance in determining a few things, like actual date of manufacture, and value. If there is any history about the rifle, I would enjoy being able to provide that to my friend as well.

What I know so far is as follows:

- Marlin Model 39
- .22 Rimfire
- Is in pretty good condition, owner feels that it's 75 to 85 %. (Pics incl.)
- Bore/Rifling/Action all in very good condition
- Stock is complete, no cracks or splits
- Serial number is: S87X
- Markings; Marlin mod.39 on top tang and a small 6 sided star on top tang
near tang screw.

That's all the information I've got on the rifle. I don't have access to the rifle itself, I'm doing this research via email. I certainly would like to have the rifle in my gun safe! I'm hoping to provide my friend with some interestingly good information on his new rifle! Any help you may provide will be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance for your time and knowledge

Regards,

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Old April 15, 2009, 07:57 PM   #2142
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nice gun Tig

As I said, may be the oldest in the club...much lighter stock than mine. Has It been refinished at some time?
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Old April 15, 2009, 09:03 PM   #2143
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Checking the Blue Book of Gun Values, it looks like he has quite a valuable Model 39. I can't give you an exact age or value.

Date of manufacture is probably somewhere near 1922 since the serial number is so low. Depending on the wear and tear on it (hard to tell from pictures), it can be anywhere from $1,000 to $2,000. It could be more due to this quote in the BBGV:
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Earlier guns without a prefix or with an S prefix [his gun] are noted for their superior workmanship and fine finish.
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Old April 15, 2009, 09:05 PM   #2144
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I'll have to find out. As soon as I can contact my friend, I'll check on any changes, etc. He hasn't mentioned anything like that. I don't think he actually knows what he has! This is another instance where someone was given a jewel and they aren't aware of it, yet... Why doesn't that happen to me? LOL!!
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Old April 16, 2009, 12:27 PM   #2145
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It's original, no refinishing

My friend indicated the rifle is stock, no work has been done to it. Thanks for your help.
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Old April 17, 2009, 07:24 PM   #2146
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How Sweet It Is!

My first time to the range this year; my first time to shoot a .22 rifle; my first time to use a scope - this jewel (1968 Mounty) is worth its weight in gold; I had to take my ear muffs off to hear the report. I could not hit the paper at 30/40 yards though. The scope rings I have are much too high - the ones that came with scope (Nikon ProStaff 4X23) are too shallow, would not clamp on the base I have.. could not sight it properly as I do not have a rest bench to do it - I'll have to buy one - I also need the right rings. Another doubt I have is, how close to my eyeball should the scope be - I need help.




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Old April 17, 2009, 08:38 PM   #2147
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[Revised in light of Mal's post, below.]

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Old April 17, 2009, 09:29 PM   #2148
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Nem's post and this one are going to seem out of place until I tell you that a post just got deleted for language.

P.B.W. - please keep it family friendly, even this deep into a specialized thread.
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Old April 17, 2009, 10:16 PM   #2149
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Early Marlin Model 39 "S" prefix for sale!

Following my research and through the assistance of the fine people here on the Marlin 39 Club, I was able to provide my friend with the information he had been searching for regarding his early Marlin Model 39. I appreciate all of the help provided here!!

What I found equally surprising is his desire to sell the rifle! This is one of those times when you find out something this valuable is up for sale and you don't have the extra cash to afford it! Why does this happen more often than not? Arghhhhhhh!!

The seller lives in California and is quite interested in selling it. I told him I would inquire with the members here because of the help you provided me in determining the value of the rifle.

If there are any interested collectors out there that might be interested in this fine rifle, please let me know. He has indicated what he would like to sell the rifle for and that included an "OBO" offer. I'll provide a private email contact for anyone seriously interested including his asking price. Just let me know.

Thanks again for your help in determining the value and history of this old rifle!( I can't seem to repost the photo's I left earlier in this thread, so please review my previous post for those photos. The site seems to be limiting the number of times I can post the photos.)

Regards,

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Old April 17, 2009, 11:57 PM   #2150
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Marlin Model 39A Golden, got it from my grandpa, pop cans at 150 yards, impressive for a .22!
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