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The Marlin 39 Club

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

  1. oldfella

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  2. CB900F

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    Oldfella;

    There's a fairly serious internal catfight goin' on over who owns & has the right to operate the site. As far as us members go, don't worry about it, I'm on both sites & you'll notice that many of the mods are common to both also. Oleg posted a review at the top of THR/us that you might wish to read if you want more info.

    900F
     
  3. oldfella

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    Thanks 900F... too bad for all concerned; I hope all the parties can patch it up, if not, we all can drift over to my board and continue the Club amicably.

    Pete
     
  4. shooter448

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    i am looking to buy my first 22 lever action. it is a draw etween the browning bl22 and the 39a. what do ya'll think?
     
  5. CB900F

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    Shooter448;

    C'mon, you're posting that question on a 74 page thread titled the Marlin 39 Club? You either know what we think or you've failed a real world intelligence test.

    I'm gonna take a real flier here, but I think the general consensus is that the Marlin 39 is the superior firearm.

    900F
     
  6. RugerSAFan

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    Hi.
    I was hoping to try my hand at squirrel and rabbit hunting this year, and if I have success, introduce my 12 year old to hunting next fall before he becomes distracted by other activies (girls, cars, girls, etc.)

    The Marlin glenfield (model 60?) my father handed down to me is starting to have problems (failure to feed). I thought about getting a Marlin 39 to replace the Glenfield. The local gun shop recommended a Ruger 10/22 but I didn't like hiw the Ruger felt.

    For hunting purposes, which 39 should I purchase? Are some models (and years) better than others? Is the quality of 2008 models high?
    I am NOT a collector and have no interest in trying to acquire an older/obscure model. I just want to shoot bunnies and tree rats...

    Thank you.

    John
     
  7. johnmcl

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    Hi John,

    I think you can buy a 39A from any model year, including 2008, and be reasonably assured of finding one of the highest quality RF rifles available. In my opinion for squirrel hunting there is no finer choice.

    I have two 39As. One is of very recent manufacture. The other is more than 40 years old. They shoot statistically equal across multiple distances and many ammunition brands. This finding supports my assertion that the current rifles are just fine.

    Now for your squirrel hunting, I'd recommend a small low power scope. I have a Leupold 4X on the new 39. That rifle is fast for tree shots. On the older rifle I have a Skinner peep sight. That rifle's a ton of fun to shoot, but is slower. (Ok, I'm slower too, but that's not the point.....)

    In summary, find a standard model 39A. Find a low power and very clear scope. Mount the scope low on the 39A. Buy ammo, shoot, repeat....
     
  8. gizamo

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    Ok, Ok, you guys convinced me....

    Here's my 50's vintage 39a....Happy Now?:D
    [​IMG]

    Giz
     
  9. oldfella

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    That is a good looking firearm... but, man - that looks mighty cold! :cool:

    Pete
     
  10. cjbecker

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    First off i have a 1968 39a, that i love. I got the gun when my grandpa died, and shot it a few times and it was misfeeding so i put the gun away. A couple of days ago i decide to get it back out and start shooting it again so here is the question.

    Sometimes when I am reloading it it will try to put 2 bullets into the chamber. I think that it is the cartridge cutoff that is bent a little down because it is only slightly holding the bullet for popping out. The cartridge cutoff is also not completely flush with the side, it is a little recessed into its grove. So is that the reason it sometime it tries to put 2 billets in the chamber instead of 1 or do you need more info.
     
  11. cjbecker

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    I got the cartridge cutoff fixed and have shot 60ish bullets through it with no problems with it, now i am looking into a peep sight. I was looking at a skinner sight and they look really good but come to find out my gun does not have the 2 drilled and tapped holes in the receiver, it only has one hole. I am wondering why my 1968 39a is like that because i have seen newer and older guns that are d&t. Is there any other options instead of the skinner that I won't have to drill and tap it.
     
  12. RippinSVT

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    Yes, the Lyman 66MC peep sight uses existing holes in the side of the receiver, not the top.
     
  13. SGW42

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    Skinner makes a "low-pro" sight that screws into only one hole (pictured near the bottom of his site). No windage though. He also makes one that taps into a dovetail, but with the sight that far forward it makes it difficult to use.
     
  14. cjbecker

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    sgw42 i was looking at the low-pro version it just does not look like it belongs to the top of the gun, but also side mounts dont look good either. Can anyone tell me the reason why my 1968 39a is not drilled and tapped. Or someone give when marlin started drill and tapping the 39a.
     
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    My '67 Mountie has been drilled and tapped on top twice.
     
  16. Harve Curry

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    1897 made in '06.

    Include me in. I have a Marlin 1897 made in 1906 :) , that I'd like to get relined.
    If anyone knows about the different qualities of liners and services available I'm all ears.
     
  17. kschier

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    My first Marlin

    I just wanted to thank the 39 Club for all the great info and links that I found on this thread. I just purchased my first 39A, and I stumbled onto this thread while searching for the birthday of my rifle. It has a "C" serial number, so it's a 1946 model, and it's a beauty. I hope you're still taking members. I just had to include some pics. Hope the link works.

    Kevin

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=115934270
     
  18. oldfella

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    That's a fine looking rifle - Welcome aboard Kschier; I too am new here, and learning a lot... have a lot to read and learn yet.

    Pete
     
  19. Halwg

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    Here is mine. A 1974 Model.

    [​IMG]

    And her is a 50 yard target I shot with it. 4X Weaver scope.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. tubeshooter

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    Welcome to all the new members!


    Nice pictures too... :cool:
     
  21. Pine Cone

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    Halwg - welcome aboard!

    Looks like a typical boring 39A target... ain't it grand! Pretty amazing how well they shoot.

    Is that the Weaver rimfire scope or their centerfire scope? I'm hoping to pick up a Mountie soon but am having difficulty pinning the seller down. If I get it I will need another scope. I have the Weaver 4x centerfire scope on my 336 and it seems to work well. Haven't ever looked through the Weaver rimfire scope so I'm curious about how well it works.
     
  22. Bentonville

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    In seeing all these scopes atop the 3A, I thought is wise to beg again:
    Does anyone have a rear sight elevator for a rifle made between about 1946 and 1953? My rifle, made in 1947, is missing the rse. I have ordered Numrich, Marble's, Brownell's, and none of them will work. It is just a simple step, narrow elevator. I thought maybe someone isn't going to use theirs so...I will return it when I am finished, promise!
    Thanks for considering.
     
  23. tubeshooter

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    I would humbly suggest asking on the rimfirecentral.com forums. They have a number of enthusiasts there that might either have a rifle of that vintage or know where to get parts. Or maybe even somebody that can machine something like that for you.


    Register there and go to the Marlin - H&R - NEF folder. Worth a try, IMHO.
     
  24. poco loco

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    All right can I join too?

    Have a '77 Original Golden 39m that was pops then given to stepson and now mine due to some nasty divorce circumstances. Sad way to get this fine rifle but wow what a machine. I've had her for about ten years and she immediately replaced the 10-22 as a repeater and even my old win 67 27" bbl as my favorite tackdriver.

    One failure to fire in ten years, and that was my fault. Over oiled and of course it failed while trying to get the coyote eating my hens, grrrr.

    The only problem with the rifle is she just won't eat any round with loose bullets. The worst are the lead Winchesters. Every other round will jam with those cheap pos's. Any other ammo I've tried works flawlessly with amazing accuracy on the og iron sights.

    My biggest stupid? Not realizing the rifle broke down till about 2 weeks ago. I'd always wondered what the large thumb screw on the reciever was for. Found out reading one of the 39 threads here. Felt real stupid for a while but not too bad as pops hadn't a clue either. Once I found out it just made me love her more.

    Kind of like my 67, if I can see it I can hit it with her. plus she looks so nice in the rack with the '94S 44 mag.

    Flat out love these Marlin levers. Imo the Win '94's aren't even close for fit finish or esp. feel.


    Thanks for all the great info and hints guys and gals.
     
  25. weehrs

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    Marlin Model 39 with trapdoor buttplate

    Has anyone ever seen or have any information on a Marlin model 39 with tangent sights and a trapdoor buttplate?
     

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