Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Paddy64, Nov 14, 2007.
Appreciate the help!
Those old 39A's sure are nice. You're a lucky guy. I have a circa 1964 39A. The safety consists of placing the hammer in the half-cock position.
Not sure about the date -- I am guessing based on a conversation with my father-in-law, who owned -- took place several years ago, and since he has passed on. I think he said he purchased it in the 1950s.
Anyway, I will try to get a pic and upload it when I can.
And welcome to THR. 'Best if you figure out how to post pics soon....
Here is the link to Marlin's Golden 39A page. Enjoy shooting that rifle, I only wish I could get one like that. The old ones are almost impossible to find used and the new ones are too expensive. What to do??!!! LOL
I remembered where to find the link, easier than PM & email
Scroll down to the Marlin_39a39m pdf. It's the correct manual for my 1957 mountie.
Speaking of Mounties, let us know if it has a straight stock or a pistol grip. Preferably in a pic.
Why are we clamoring for pics? If you're new to this you may not have heard the term "gun porn". "We want gun porn" is a phrase not unheard in these forums....
I will post a pic when I can --
I have a 1964 marlin Golden 39A, it sure is a great rifle. Congrats on your "new" Marlin.
Serial number starts with S --
So it's a 1958-59
If you are interested, we are having a little Marlin 39 shootout and you are more than welcome to participate. It is going to end Thanksgiving so you have to act fast, shoot some 3x5 index cards this weekend and send em in. You can find all the details in the Postcard Match Thread.
Where are my manners?
While I was pushing the Postcard Match like a cheesy sideshow barker, I forgot to invite you over to The Marlin 39 Club. If you have any question about the Marlin 39 even if you haven't thought if it yet, you can either find, or will soon learn the answer there.
And vnepilot, you are welcome to join the Postcard Match as well.
Oh well, laws be damned.
She's a mature one, alright. I'd sure like to...okay, I'd better stop right there. There's a whole string of funny stuff going through my head and none of it's high road, it's all bar ditch.
But thanks, I've never seen a 39 before.
the best .22 leverguns ever made. Have fun!
Like an idiot I thought about trading it a couple of years ago. I'm glad the guy offered me next to nothing for it. NEVER again. This one the kids can have when I'm gone.
(Pay no attention to that Ruger box. I had just bought a 10/22 and was taking pictures of it, and realized I didn't have one of my 39-A.)
I was still recoiling in horror at the Ruger box when I read your explanation. You're excused.
I know what you mean about the toy-like other rifles. I wanted a lever .22 after shooting my friend's 39A. I thought I'd get something different from him and Browning makes excellent guns. So I bought a BL-22. Great rifle, very well made, very accurate, the short lever throw sold me. But after a while I realized it was too toy-like and had to go spend another $250 to get a used Mountie.
Paddy, mine's a 1957, so we almost have littermates
I'm an old coot though. I'll stick to the 39-A.
Round barrel (from Octagonal), rifling change, sights, flat main & trigger springs became coil... stuff like that.
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