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Old 02-28-2010, 02:35 AM   #11
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The 39A Mountie 1953-1969 ,

Checkout Mordern Gun Values,14th edition or google the 39 A Mountie, wealth of info!

I also have the Winchester 9422,I like the Marlin 39A better, just my opinion!
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My first gun in 1963 was a Marlin 39A. Shortly after I retired, I found a very nice 39A Mountie, made in 1969. It shot much better than my older 39A due to the amount of rounds I put through the old 39A. I got the 39A rebarreled by the factory and it now shoots as well as ever.

My most recent gun is a 1972 vintage Winchester 9422. It has been too cold and windy to do a definitive comparison with the Marlins and Winchester, but I suspect the differences are minimal and which one you like is probably a matter of personal preference.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:05 PM   #13
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c3shooter, well done. I think I have a better understanding now. So I wonder, when the 39m was introduced, was it a golden from day one? Does anyony know? Thanks
1957-1987 Similar to Golden 39A except the M is carbine variation.
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Don't forget Mossberg's 464 lever-action

But I do find all other lever-actions inferior to the Marlin 39's.
If I really couldn't afford the Marlin, I'd grab a mossy as the second choice.
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