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Old 04-21-2010, 05:25 PM
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I am new to this forum and just getting back into shooting after a Long time off. I still have all of my reloading equiptment and plan to put it to good use in my center fire firearms. However, I have decided to put more time into rimfires now. I went to a gunshop the other day and saw a nice looking used Marlin 39A. It brought back a lot of old memories from the 1950's. I decided I had to have this one. I feel just like I did when my Dad gave me my first rifle. It was a Remington M 572 pump .22. I can't wait now to take the 39A to the range. A friend had one in 1957 and we used to plink a lot. Then I went in the Marines and became a rifle range instructor. When I got out I stayed with shooting sports until about 10 years ago. Now I hope to stay active in shooting until I go through the Pearly Gates.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:51 PM
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Welcome from Ct. Those are both great guns. Do you know what year the 39 is?
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Old 04-22-2010, 02:51 AM
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The 39A is a great choice! I have several in various years and versions. They are one of the greatest 22 rifles ever built. Good luck with it! And welcome to the forum.
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Old 04-22-2010, 05:00 PM
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Marlin 39A

Just joined the forum and found lots of info on the 39A. Just recently purchased an older model 39A and was wondering year manufactored. The serial # starts with E. Anyone know the year?
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Old 04-23-2010, 01:46 AM
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Your gun was made in 1948. Welcome to the forum and enjoy your "new" 39A!
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Old 04-23-2010, 02:52 PM
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Thanks for the info au2183. I have not shot the gun yet, but the gun is in excellent condition. Not refinished. The rifling is great without any pitting. Hope to try it this weekend!
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Old 04-24-2010, 02:11 PM
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I am new to this forum and just getting back into shooting after a Long time off. I still have all of my reloading equiptment and plan to put it to good use in my center fire firearms. However, I have decided to put more time into rimfires now. I went to a gunshop the other day and saw a nice looking used Marlin 39A. It brought back a lot of old memories from the 1950's. I decided I had to have this one. I feel just like I did when my Dad gave me my first rifle. It was a Remington M 572 pump .22. I can't wait now to take the 39A to the range. A friend had one in 1957 and we used to plink a lot. Then I went in the Marines and became a rifle range instructor. When I got out I stayed with shooting sports until about 10 years ago. Now I hope to stay active in shooting until I go through the Pearly Gates.
According to the serial number my rifle was made in 1976. The clerk at the gunshop where I bought this rifle just told me (2 days after I bought it) that this is only the second 39 A he has had come through this gunshop in 5 years. I still have not shot it but am anxious to take it to the range next week.
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Old 04-26-2010, 03:33 AM
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Welcome to the forum, and to the enlightened club of old 39A shooters!:-)

Mine's a 1948, too, picked up a few years ago dirt-cheap because it was drilled and tapped and had a broken buttplate, neither of which upset me one bit. It is one of the sweetest .22 shooting experiences a fellow can have!
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