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love my new to me Marlin 39a

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Ian Johnson, Jun 21, 2012.

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  1. Ian Johnson

    Ian Johnson Member

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    Picked up a nice pre saftey model 39a golden yesterday. I love the way this gun shoots, the smoothest 22lr Ive ever shot and cant wait to hit the squirrel woods with it this fall, thinking about a peep sight for it but not sure yet, anyone else a fan of these fine rifles? pics soon

    thanks
    Ian
     
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  2. NCPlinker

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    I like how they shoot, but hate the big button looking safety thing above the trigger. My .22 lever is a browning bl-22, lovely little gun. But whatever fries your squirrels:D
     
  3. BullRunBear

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    My favorite 22 rifle. It's fully capable of minute of squirrel even if I'm not. I like the solid feel of the lever action.

    BTW, there's a Marlin 39 club here on The High Road. Do a search. It's good reading.

    Jeff
     
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    You might be talking about the take-down screw?

    A very desirable feature which allows you to separate the rifle in half in 15 seconds and take the bolt out for cleaning from the breech end.

    Another nice feature is, you can lock the spring loaded ejector down with another built-in screw so you don't break it off with a cleaning rod.

    rc
     
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    I'd love to get one some day, just need to work up the courage to spend that much on a .22.
     
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    they're great guns! i have a williams peep sight on mine and love it. much better than the standard buckhorn sights.

    mberoose, pony up and you won't regret it. people compain about spending high dollar on lowly little .22s, yet you can shoot them WAY more often for next to nothing.
     
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    Great guns! I have the 39A and the 39A Mountie. Love them
    Check out the 39A club lots of good stuff there.
     
  8. Ian Johnson

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    it was a steal too, picked it up for 300 cash, not a speck of rust or scratch on it
     
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    Well, it could be a safety.. My Mountie shoots sweet, all the kids have grown up on it. I can get a squirrel with a short when the neighbors ain't around.
     
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    They are indeed GREAT rifles...bought a used one in 1987 and it is still going strong.
     
  11. NCPlinker

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    That's what that is? That is a nice feature, but i still think it looks bad. If they made it smaller, I might end up with a new .22(they are nice guns)
     
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    To me, the advantages of that take-down bolt far outweigh any concerns about looks. I've always seen it as a nifty characteristic of an exceptional rifle myself.

    Dan
     
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    "and it is still going strong"

    They hold up okay. I have a '63 Mountie. My uncle gave it to me. Dang, it's almost 50 and I'm even older.
     
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