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zackthatsit 02-25-2013 07:51 AM

Marlin golden 39a
 
I was considering the 39a as my first .22 rifle. Thoughts about the gun?

AR10 02-25-2013 08:00 AM

Welcome!

The 39A is a well built, sturdy rifle. Wish I still had one in my collection.

shadecorp 02-25-2013 06:19 PM

I have one,
not the golden,
And I love it.

CA357 02-25-2013 06:26 PM

See if you can find one that predates the Remington buyout. Their quality is much better.

BTW, how about heading over to the new member introduction forum and introducing yourself to the nice folks.

willfully armed 02-25-2013 08:07 PM

Mines a 1978. I wouldn't sell it unless it was an emergency.

hiwall 02-26-2013 01:34 AM

The 39's are great guns. I like the "Mountie" model.

Clem 02-26-2013 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by zackthatsit (Post 1153186)
I was considering the 39a as my first .22 rifle. Thoughts about the gun?

My first gun was a Marlin 39A in 1963. I still have it and it shoots great again after I had it rebarreled because, despite what some may say, a .22 barrel can be shot out if you shoot it enough. More recently I found a 39A Mountie, made in 69. It is also great, but more difficult to find. Another candidate is the Winchester 9422, if you can find one of those.

c3shooter 02-26-2013 01:04 PM

The 39A is heavy, expensive, accurate- and the one rifle you will keep forever. My grandkids are still shooting the 39A my Mom bought my Dad for their first anniversary.

Machined steel. Black walnut. What a rifle SHOULD be. Sadly, have heard the complaint that quality has slipped since Remington acquired Marlin- have not seen to judge for self.

mrt8110 02-27-2013 06:49 PM

Marlin golden 39a
 
Nice rifle ,I Have had one since 1969. I would check out the current manufacturers also. Henry,Browning there may be a few others. You will know which one to buy when you put them to your shoulder. If I did not like the Marlin,I would not have kept it for 44 years. :)Cliff

RUG3R44 02-28-2013 03:03 PM

Wish I had one!


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