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Old 06-28-2011, 04:42 AM   #1
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i have in my possesion a sweet little rifle, a 1964 marlin model 39 carbine 22. I recently attended a gun show when i met an older gentleman showing a model 39. As he was showing me his, i noticed his rifle was exacty like mine, except it had an octagonal barrel, while mine was a smoooth circle. when i told him of this difference, he told me the rifle never came in a smooth barrel. Him telling me this has bugged me ever since.

Can anybody put my mind at ease?



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Old 06-28-2011, 11:16 AM   #2
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In the beginning was the word. And the word was 39. And the 39 begat the 39A.

There is a difference. The Model 39 started manufacture with an octagonal barrel about 1922. Later they made some changes to the magazine tube. In 1939, they started making the 39A. Round barrel. Have 3 of them- one was bought by Mom for Dad- their first anniversary. My GRANDKIDS are still shooting it. Wonderful little rifles.



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would the barrel be marked 39a? mine isn't

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On a 39A, it would be marked 39A. And in 1964, the 39 had long been replaced by the 39A, the 39M, etc etc. What is the serial number on yours?

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ESTRACK, is yours 39 a carbine? Marlin 39 carbines are fairly uncommon and were only produced for a couple years abd will have the word carbine written on the barrel. They also had a 3/4 length magazine tube. IIRC the carbines were built @1970 for 2 years. Are you maybe getting the model confused with a 39 Mountie?

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it is a carbine and is marked 39 carbine

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it is a carbine and is marked 39 carbine
AHA!!!

A 39 Carbine and a 39 not same thing! There are more than a dozen variants in the 39/39A/39m/39A Golden/ 39A Centennial, etc. You could actually do a pretty impressive collection of just different Model 39s. The factory nickel plated ones stand out a lot!
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what is your point C3 shooter? i will try to post pics

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C3shooter, the serial number is Y18223



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