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The Marlin 39 Club

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

  1. Ironicaintit

    Ironicaintit Member

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    Awesome! Mine's a '65. I don't haul it out very often...but she sure shoots sweet.
    I'd take a pic of it, but my iPad camera totally blows.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  2. AStone

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    I'm still around, but I no longer have my 39A.
    It's in different hands now.

    Glad to see this thread still cooking.
     
  3. Fast Frank

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    I'm still around too!

    I still have the same two Marlin 39A rifles, and shoot them pretty regularly.

    I recently acquired a suitable pistol to go along with those...

    It's a Ruger Single Six Convertible in .22LR and .22Magnum. It has two cylinders that easily change out for the different cartridges.

    Here's a couple pics...

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    And the leather I got to carry it around in.

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    It seems a perfect companion for my old school Marlin Lever Gun.

    I haven't had a chance to get out in the woods yet this year, but I know I will. The squirrels don't stand a chance!
     
  4. CB900F

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    Fast Frank;

    Any particular reason why you got the Single-Six instead of the Single-Ten? I don't like the looks of the new front sights & prefer the style you've got on that very nice lookin' stainless example.

    900F
     
  5. Fast Frank

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    Yes. The single ten isn't a convertable.

    I like having the ability to shoot all the .22 LR cartridges and .22 mag as well.
     
  6. AStone

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    FFrank, really glad to see you still here, helping take care of this thread.

    What a beautiful revolver. Awesome.
     
  7. sentinel89

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    1922 Marlin 39 Forearm Cap Screw

    Good morning,

    I'm trying to locate a forearm cap screw for a 1922 (SN 16XX) Marlin 39. Would anybody on here have a spare or know where I can get one? I've tried Bud's and it doesn't look like he has any.

    I'd prefer an original but if I have to settle for a reproduction then it is what it is.

    Thanks for reading. I appreciate everyone's knowledge and expertise!
     
  8. handloader357

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  9. Fast Frank

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    Bump.

    Just pushing this old thread back up to the top of the heap.

    I have my 39AS out for a fondle, and I figured this thread might interest somebody.
     
  10. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    I helped a neighbor out with his model 39 t'other day. This gun pre-dated the 39A & it was fortunate that the guy did know about the ammo restriction. It wasn't really even a fix, just applying a little more torque than he was comfortable with on the action assembly screw. It helped that I had a proper bit for the screwdriver.

    Those older guns are a bit different! This one had the outer section of the magazine tube slide away to the front. That opened up the load port in the stationary brass inner tube. The release was a funky button arrangement, not the twist & pull that most of us are familiar with.

    900F
     
  11. S.B.

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    Every thing I've learned or read says leave the screw just finger tight for best accuracy?
    Steve
     
  12. CB900F

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    S.B.

    The way he had it, the two halves of the action were not actually in a functioning relationship with one another. It had to be tightened up in order to operate.

    900F
     
  13. S.B.

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    OK, if you say so but, accuracy will not be what's expected of these rifles. Maybe take it to a qualified gunsmith familiar with these rifles or at least get onto the Marlin Owners.com and ask questions?
    Steve
     
  14. Fast Frank

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    If it wont work with it loose, and it does work when tight....

    Seems like tight is the way to go.

    I always use a quarter to tighten mine.

    As tight as i can get it with my bare hand seems to be a good setting. It doesnt cause any issues and it doesnt work loose.

    I have never heard anybody say the takedown screw affects accuracy.

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  15. S.B.

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    Fast Frank, check with the guys over on Marlin Owner.com
    Steve
     
  16. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    If the gun won't function, there is zero accuracy. The ability of the gun to successfully cycle the lever, feed fire and eject, depended on the two halves of the action being properly mated. Proper mating was dependent on the screw being tightened to the point where that was achieved.

    The people over on another site are entitled to their opinions, but I'll take the facts as they applied to this gun over that.

    900F
     
  17. S.B.

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    Doesn't sound like a action screw issue to me, maybe the elevator is out of position or broke?
    Steve
     
  18. Fast Frank

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    Not in the mood to search a forum for something I don't believe.

    But I'm curious enough to read it.

    How about you go find whatever it is and paste a link here for us?
     
  19. tubeshooter

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    I have heard of rifles that had been taken down so much that the halves did not mate together as neatly and easily as they used to.

    Consequently, the owner would end up needing to tighten the takedown screw more than conventional wisdom normally dictates.




    In other words - it is possible that you are both "right". Doesn't appear to happen all that often; most people don't disassemble enough for it to be an issue I guess.
     
  20. Milkmaster

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    Recent addition and in better shape than my other model 39. This one is a Golden 39A.
     

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  21. Fast Frank

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    Nice rifle , Milkmaster!

    The Skinner sight sure looks good on there.
     
  22. tubeshooter

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    Nice rifle, Milkmaster. I love the Skinner sight on mine.


    Enjoy!
     
  23. CB900F

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    Fella's;

    As a matter of fact, we tested the rifle for function after I'd properly assembled it. It allowed the lever to cycle, it fed a cartridge into the chamber, it fired the cartridge, and then ejected the brass. There was no extra effort involved according to the owner, who performed the test.

    900F
     
  24. Milkmaster

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    Here is my second Original Golden Model 39AS. Some may say the safety detracts from the value, but it has not affected the shootability of the rifle one way or the other for me. I still love the model 39 rifles with or without the safety.
     

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  25. AStone

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    Doing my once a year check in here,
    as founder of this club,
    but no longer an owner ..
    <. bolts now. >

    Ah, yes, that's the spirit. :cool:
     
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