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Old 02-25-2013, 07:51 AM   #1
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I was considering the 39a as my first .22 rifle. Thoughts about the gun?

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Old 02-25-2013, 08:00 AM   #2
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Welcome!

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

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I have one,
not the golden,
And I love it.
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See if you can find one that predates the Remington buyout. Their quality is much better.

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

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

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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.
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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.

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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

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Wish I had one!

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