Howdy All, Last year I bought a Newer Model 39, I would guess, it was made in the 90's. It's beautiful rifle and is in pristine condition. My problem is that it has a 24" barrel and due to health issues, it's just to heavy to shoot well without support. Should I have the barrel shortened? Or, maybe trade it for a couple of Henery's? Maybe look to trade it for a 16" or 18" Model 39? My wife shoots a 50's Mod 39 with an 18" barrel it's a useable weight/balance for me. She just won't give it up. Advice and suggestions appreciated.