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The Marlin 39 Club

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

  1. Carolina Pirate

    Carolina Pirate Member

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    New poster to Marlin Club. Spend a lot of time with Winchester. I am working on a Marlin Model 39M Article II. Everything is great except the NRA medalion is very faded (I suspect solvent) since the rest of the rifle is excellent 90% +. Anyone know of a source to replace medallion? I checked NRA, numerich,dixie,gunbroker,etc.
     
  2. Irish Bird Dog

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    Stopped by to catch up on the happenings here....some interesting posts since last here...no new info to add but still have my two 39's. I really enjoy shooting them because they are well built like a fine machine and as accurate as I can manage with iron sights and old eyes. May have mentioned this someplace but at the NRA convention this spring (2017) I talked with the "RemLin" guy and he told me Model 39's are NOT in CURRENT Production. Not that they have been discontinued for ever, just not in current production. His thoughts were they may come back to production at some time in future. Anyone else have any news on this Info from RemLin guy?????
     
  3. chicharrones
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    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    I don't know anything other than the 39 is not on the Marlin website at this time.
     
  4. johnmcl

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    The Marlin 39A is out of production.

    This came to me from Marlin today..
    Dear John,

    Thank you for contacting Marlin!

    Unfortunately the 39A is not currently in production. At this time we do not have a timeframe for the production of this model. We are hoping to have it out sometime in the near future.

    Kind Regards,

    Consumer Services



    Thank you and best regards,
    Marlin Firearms

    I am sad.
     
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  5. dfariswheel

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    In the words of the famed Chester A. Riley....
    "That's a revoltin' development".
     
  6. chicharrones
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    chicharrones needs more ammo

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    Not good. I can understand why, but still not good. :(
     
  7. JamesKelly

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    Can't remember whether or not I joined this group. Oh, well. Got my first Marlin 39A, manufactured 1948, about 1951 or '52. Back when we were all Evil and Stupid and a 12 year old kid could wander the hills with his rifle, in peace. Gave that one to my younger son a few days ago.
    Well, seven years back I found an older 39A, manufactured in 1941. Wife calls it an "antique", I don't understand, it is a year younger than I. Anyway I like it, beautiful internal machining, better than my 1948. Which I suspect (no proof, just suspect) is much better than recent production rifles.
    As are many others, I am convinced that the Marlin 39A was the absolute best .22 rifle a young, or old, man could have.
    Maybe it is not such a shame that they stopped making those "improved" things with cross-bolt safety, rebounding hammer & whatever loading details. If one longs for a 39A, one ought search for a good OLD one anyway.
    In my not-at-all-humble opinion.
     
  8. johnmcl

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    Hi James, and welcome aboard,

    There's a lot true in your response, mostly about how evil and stupid we were roaming the hills (in my case rural NY) with a rifle in hand at tender ages. Today, given the Nanny State, both the police department and social services would be involved if such a situation were allowed. That's sad enough as it is and motivates some, such as me, to that our sons and daughters do know the feel of a solid rifle.

    I'm still sad over the demise of the 39A. Despite recent trends of cross bolt safeties, rebounding hammers, etc, a modern 39A is still the best 22 to be had. When one picks up a 39A, you just know that rifle was meant for ranging (roaming). It's other purpose is to paste a smile on a young shooter's face. That is done and done well.

    My first 39A was a new modern version, circa 1995. My second was a surprise, a 1961 vintage, that was available at a very reasonable cost. The last was a 1964 era 39M that came from a club member who has gone onto heaven. I find that they all shoot statistically identical which I find very cool.

    I'm on the range with those rifles soon, very soon.
     

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