I have two already, but if I was in the market for another it would be a used one from GB.[/QUOTE]
I'm with you.. In fact it "seems" older 39A's are actually preferred over new ones by many Marlin lovers..
I picked up my 1996 39A at a gun show in Savannah a few months back.. Like new for $400 otd..
I notice that there are plenty of used 39A's on gunbroker/gunsamerica for sale, many in like new condition at pretty reasonable prices..
I just put one of Andy's "Skinner Peep Sights" on my 39A (the Bushnell scope went to my new Winchester 63) and it IS sweet..