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The Marlin 39 Club

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by AStone, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. teetertotter

    teetertotter Member

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    This was indoor on March 10 and the 5th pig, just clipped the ear. I was pretty happy. No pin, but that's okay. I collected $4.50 in the pot the following week as beat my average against the others! This is with Simmons scope 6.5-20 due to having to see through thick lense eye glasses. We all have scopes. Larry has several 10 pins and that is my aim........some day. Just need to practice more often or drink more coffee.
     
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  2. ralpho1

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    Mountie question

    Been a long time since I was last here, and have been catching up on the forum. I have an L serial 39 and it is not the "micro-grooved". Does that mean it's of the Ballard variety? I understand it was the "transition" year for that style of barreling. I would appreaciate any input. Have owned it since the mid 50's and have no intention of selling. Just curious. Thanks
     
  3. Retired in 2001

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    Thanks Just say mo

    Broke out my Model 39 I wear progressive lenses what I did to my surprise .I took my glasses off.For me it worked why didnt think of it before :D
    I also was using federal bulk hollow points not one failure:)
     
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  4. teetertotter

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    I may have discovered that my 39a likes CCI BLazers. Been using indoor, 50 foot as $14.50/500 at our Farm & Fleet store. It was 55 degrees today and decided to try outdoors. After sighting in on the swingers at the silhouette range, I found myself hitting the Rams head consistantly at 100m via sandbags bench rest. When temp warms up to 65+, I will be setting up paper to see actual 5 shot group size. Hope the Blazer proves well for my 39The CCI Blazer is most clean too, I've found. They sometimes say you might find a cheap ammo your rifle really likes over the expensive match or target grade. We are allowed to use HV grade.
     
  5. JustsayMo

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    Last week I had a few days to get over to my place with a couple of Marlins. One of them was the Marlin model 39 Century limited.

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    It was the first scouting trip I've taken it on. I must say it is a pleasure to pack around. Five hours of hiking, both on trails and cross country, no sling and never once felt burdened by it.

    Did some plinking with it - always fun and got to know it a little better. Next month it'll get tested at the silhouette match. My expectations are high.

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  6. JustsayMo

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    Teetertotter, I haven't seen Blazer ammo in years. I'll have to pay more attention next time I'm at the feed store. I still have some from I bought in the 70's... Shoots pretty well in my Marlins too.
     
  7. Geno
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    I have about 1,000 rounds of Blazer .22LR. It's not bad ammo.

    Geno
     
  8. teetertotter

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    We have 4H day at our club every summer and the kids come from several counties to shoot HP, Archery, Trap, Silhouette, Pistol, and Black Powder.
    The kids can try them all. At the Silhouette range one of the adult 4H instructors was using the Blazers in his rifle and pistol with great accuracy.
    Then, his 16 year old daugher with iron sights, was impressing me too, with her accuracy at the various distances. That is what got me thinking about trying the CCI Blazer. It is CHEAP and very clean. This coming weekend, should be warm enough to test on paper at 100m, if no wind.
     
  9. Leadhead

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    Nice looking Century there Mo!
     
  10. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    I may just have to try some Blazer myself, who knows?

    900F
     
  11. kimberkid

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    Garage sale rescue, rebarreled and refinished.

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  12. AStone

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    Mo, like I said elsewhere, purty rifle.

    Welcome in, SkyDriver. Nice job.

    How much you got invested in that garage sale rescue (if I may ask)?
     
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  13. kimberkid

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    Cash out of pocket was about $200 - plus my labor, but I'm pretty cheap when I work for myself.

    It was about 4 years ago I saw it at a garage sale, barrel had heavy rust from the muzzle back about 16" and you couldn't see through it, gave $50 for it. A few months later I won a 20" Octagonal 39 Century barrel on ebay for $60. I removed the barrel myself and the new one spun right on and the extractor lined up perfectly. The front stock didn't fit the octagonal barrel very well and after a little research found the slender 39 Century forearm along with a new feed tube and housing (which were also rusted up) at Numrich for about $90 bucks ... the sights and feed tube retainer all fit the new barrel but I had to cut down the feed tube and re-crimp the ends as they were for a 24" barrel. Then I sanded down the butt stock and steamed out a couple dents, finished with fruit wood stain and satin poly finish and this is how she turned out :) She's a great little plinker and surprisingly accurate but with the shorter barrel I do have to have the rear sight on the second notch or it shoots noticeably low at 50 yards.
     
  14. JustsayMo

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    Nicely done skydriver!
     
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  15. AStone

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    SkyDriver, I agree. That's a great story. Nice job.

    I love reading rescue stories of abused rifles.
    Even better in some way than rescue of puppies and kittens.
    <sniff ... wipes moisture from eye...>
     
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  16. flusher

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    1974 Marlin 39A Manual

    Would like to see what the 1974 39A manual looks like and whether or not it has a parts list and schematic.
     
  17. Loosenock

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    Heres a pic of my Mountie and homespun sling.

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    'Loose
     
  18. AStone

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    'Loose, buddy, you're a Marlin addict aren't you? You just joined the 336 club,
    and here you are over here with a (nice looking!) Mountie.

    My 39's gonna look like that (short barrel) someday.

    Tell us more about that homespun sling. Got any close ups?

    Welcome again.

    Nem
     
  19. Loosenock

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    Nematocyst I am a Marlinholic. I've got a 375 shown over on the Big Bore thread.

    Pix of sling:

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    'Loose
     
  20. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    I cruised the gun show in Great Falls MT. last night & ran across a guy with a couple of model 39's. He's got a real nice older 39 with the fat forend, and a new cross-bolt. After inspection I was reminded of the lyrics to a Kid Rock song, 'bout "smokin' funny things". I strongly suspect he's been doin' just that.

    Older 39 is in very nice shape, but nonetheless, I do believe that $549.00 is in la-la land. Then there's the newer, but used, 39 at $525.00. It's complete with a hammer spur extension for scope use, but no scope at more than current retail in this town for-in-the-box across-the-counter, emporium price. And he's got a history of not wanting to deal on price.

    900F
     
  21. dfariswheel

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    Gun shows and internet auctions are full of "bait guns".
    These are priced to see if some fool will bite.
     
  22. Daizee

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    My entrance credentials.

    1980 production 39M ("Original Golden 39M").
    The Marlin plant closing accelerated my Marlin plan. I'd never been a big fan of the 39A since it's proportions are weird to me. However, I had the choice of TWO of these babies, and I took the newer one in better shape with the slimmer barrel, folding rear sight, and squared trigger guard. This thing FEELS awesome. Hopefully I'll put it through its paces this coming weekend. Yes, that is an original factory sticker on the forearm. One of the others fell off. Someone had left this in a closet for decades. There's very light pitting on the finish which I've begun to slowly Flitz off. Once I get it apart that should get easier to clean up. Except for the dry neglect, it's practically unfired.

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    -Daizee
     
  23. SandyEggo53

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  24. dstates

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    Sign me up for the club. I'm a first time gun owner and just got a new Marlin 39A a few days ago. I haven't even had time to take it to the range yet (going in two days, I can't wait). I didn't know what I wanted till I read some threads on rimfirecenteral and THR and saw that everyone sang the praises of this gun. Then I went and took a look at the 39 and a couple Henry's. I made up my mind right then, but it took me a couple weeks to commit the money for it.

    Then I found this thread/club and I've been reading from page one for the last three days when I have time (I'm up to page 30, only 80 more to go). But I had to jump ahead to the end to put this question out there since I'm going to the range soon...

    Do I need to do anything special to "break it in"? I found this clip on youtube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjbnYm_HmXg. Are they just trying to sell more cleaning supplies? A couple of my coworkers said they've never heard anything about breaking in a rifle before.

    Thanks for your help!

    Nem, I just want to let you know that I'm impressed you are still going on this thread/club going on 3 years!

    Alright, time to go back to page 30...
     
  25. dstates

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    Okay everyone.. no need to answer my "break in" question here, I put a seperate thread out under "Rifle Country" and got some discussion there... One less rabbit trail to go down on the club's thread (not that going down a rabitt trail w/ a 39 is a bad thing...).

    Well, I stayed up late last night and read some more. I'm up to page 40 and I'm so curious to read more... I need to find out if Nem ever got his 39 back from his gunsmith or not ;)
     

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