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Old 02-03-2017, 08:40 PM
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They do carry a premium price, but it is simply a great gun. Solid, easy to maintain, accurate as heck, and classic lines. Compared to other .22 rifles, it looks (and performs) like a Jaguar XKE in a room full of K cars

My dad bought one in the early 50's. About the time I was old enough to shot it, we got robbed. But it made enough of an impression that I saved pretty much everything I made picking cucumbers and peaches my 13th summer to buy one for myself (first gun I ever bought). That was 1978. I have probably shot 3000 rounds through that gun and it is still a tack driver. In a vice, a full magazine still just makes one ragged hole at 50 yards. It looks as good as the first day, and I keep it that way so my son will have a treasure.
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Old 02-28-2017, 11:46 AM
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Why the high prices? Because some people are willing to pay them.
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Why the High Prices?-marlin-39a.jpg

I hope you find one. This was my Grad dads, 1945. wouldn't sell it for any price..
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The Model 39A is a wonderful piece of craftsmanship. Wood and steel, with plastic for butt plate and grip cap. Working the wood and steel, in a century old design costs money.

I'm glad I paid it.
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Old 03-07-2017, 05:37 AM
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Marlin 39's cost $130 in 1977's Gun Digest. It seems to me that almost everything I bought back in '77 costs ten times more today. We're luck good quality firearms are only up 5x and good scopes are only up 2x. Have to count our blessings while they let us.
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Got this 1958 model last weekend. Paid $825 and don't regret it a bit. Way better fit and finish than a new one, and has been shot enough to be well broken in, and a smoother action and better trigger than a newer Marlin.
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That's a great looking rifle. I always preferred the Marlin lever 22s over the Winchester 9422.
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