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Old 09-14-2010, 12:00 PM
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Marlin 39A - Disassembly/Assembly

Here is some Marlin 39A information that might be of interest to owners of these rifles.










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Old 09-14-2010, 05:51 PM
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I make the motion that this be made a sticky.
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Excellent information! Do you know the year of publication?
It doesn't show the firing pin retaining stud installed on newer models so I assume it goes back a few years.
Still, 90 percent is timeless and would apply regardless of year.
Great post. Thanks OldWolf.
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I second that motion. This is great info!!
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Excellent information! Do you know the year of publication?
It doesn't show the firing pin retaining stud installed on newer models so I assume it goes back a few years.
Still, 90 percent is timeless and would apply regardless of year.
Great post. Thanks OldWolf.
I don't know when this was published, but I heard it was in a large book with similar information for other firearms.

Do you know what year the firing pin retaining stud was started? I don't remember for sure, but I don't recall if my 1981 39A has one. I can just pick the pin out of the bolt on mine, so maybe not.

Do you have a picture of the pin that you can post?
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It looks to me like the serial Number starts with 22. That would make the gun a 1978. It is for sure before 1988 as that was when the cross bolt safety was added.
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It looks to me like the serial Number starts with 22. That would make the gun a 1978. It is for sure before 1988 as that was when the cross bolt safety was added.
Yes, that's the same year they added the retaining stud.

OldWolf, I don't currently have a pic but will post one by end of week.
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Yes, that's the same year they added the retaining stud.

OldWolf, I don't currently have a pic but will post one by end of week.
So 1988 is when the stud first appeared. It would be good to have that picture Hectus, thanks.

We might as well document with photos this and any other design changes that we can think of.
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OldWolf did you mean 1978 rather than 1998?

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OldWolf did you mean 1978 rother than 1998?
Oops. I fixed it. I think he meant the stud was first used in 1988.
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Here is a pic of the bolt firing pin retaining stud on my 2009 model 39a. Marlin added the retaining stud in 1988.
As the picture indicates, the outer edge of the stud is just enough to keep the firing pin from being removed.



It's main purpose is to keep the pin from marring the top of the reciever when cycling the action.

Personally I would prefer being able to remove the firing pin now and then, if for no other reason than to give it a good cleaning.
I believe the stud can be removed without causing any harm to the bolt and it's function. I might give the folks at Marlin a call just to make sure that is indeed the case.

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Old 09-19-2010, 01:45 PM
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Anyone ever see a 39a with a different hammer spring adjusting plate? My 39a (a 46 or 47) has a plate that it captured on both the top and bottom. I'm guessing its a bit rare because I don't see it listed anywhere.
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Apr67 mine I believe is like yours. There are 2 notches on the tang so the tennsion can be heavy or light I am guessing.
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