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Old 05-28-2016, 06:34 PM   #1
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Golden 39A :-)

After seeing the pic of Chuck's granddad's old Winchester I got the itch to show my Marlin some attention. As always she ran like a top. Tried 50 CCI velocities today, it's rated for 1435fps, I like it a lot :-)
...target was at about 65'
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:25 PM   #2
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Come on cuz, we need a decent picture of the gun and a bit on it's history.
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Old 05-29-2016, 03:34 PM   #3
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a few pics of mine

...here's a couple better shots of my 39A. I bought this new about 10 years ago. It hasn't seen much use I'm probably under 350 total rounds. The only problem I've ever had was once when I overloaded her with .22 shorts the mag spring was over compressed and stuck causing a FTF. It popped loose when I unhooked it and all was good. It holds 2? .22 shorts so it's easy to lose count when you're loading up with those little cartridges. This one doesn't have too much history, I expect it will wind up being the first gun my daughter shoots one day though :-)
...as far as the model, it dates back to 1891. The 39A has been in production longer than any other shoulder fired firearm in the world. They will handle short, long or long rifle ammo and require only a coin to breakdown for cleaning. I had always wanted on, I think now that I'm getting back into shooting she'll get out of the case more.
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I have one of those rifles, mine has a Bushnell (cheap) scope, it is a fine shooting rifle. I've had mine for a long time and it has killed everything from tin cans, rats, even walnuts. I don't think mine has any checkering on the stock.
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My 39A will shoot circles around most so called target rifles with equivalent sights, either metallic or glass.
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My 39A will shoot circles around most so called target rifles with equivalent sights, either metallic or glass.
They've got a good "pointability", maybe a tad heavier than many rimfire rifles but feels "right" to me.
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Old 05-29-2016, 07:48 PM   #7
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I have a Marlin 39A Mountie (short barrel, straight stock) I bought out of Boys Life magazine for my 12th birthday in 1960. According to the Marlin history it was made in 1958. I used it for years, all 4 of our kids learned to shoot with it, and now my grandkids use it. Its the 1 gun I never plan to get rid off. It is used but in good shape. The only repair was to replace the hood for the front sight when I lost it years ago.
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