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Old 07-06-2017, 06:17 PM
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I saw an older 39 today that had engraving all over the receiver as well as the barrel band. The engraving was gold in color and had a Squirrel on the left side. The rear sight had been removed and it looked like the barrel had been drilled and tapped since the front scope base was directly in front of the rear sight. The receiver appeared to be drilled and tapped since the rear scope base was in the middle of the receiver. To add to the engraving, the stocks, both front and rear had been checkered and had huge diamond patterns with various colors in them and a Williams butt pad.

Has anyone seen an engraved model like this before? Admittedly, I know very little about 39's and have only owned an older model that was reblued and the wood had been refinished and a newer one that is absolutely perfect.

Can you tell anything about this one?

Also, the scope is an older one, it reminds me of an old Weaver, but there isn't any marks or writing on it? I'm really confused by it but intrigued at the same time as it looks like it would be a great buy for a shooter.
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Old 07-06-2017, 07:37 PM
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1. Are you sure it was a 39 and not a 39A

2. Are you sure it wasn't an 1897?

3. Marlin's custom shop was closed before WW1 and the Model 39 was not introduced until 1922.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:33 PM
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Actually, I'm not certain that it wasn't a 39A. I only got to look at it for a minute and mostly kept trying to figure out if the engraving was original or done by someone later on. The stock didn't seem to fit around the tang very well, which leads me to believe someone swapped out the original wood for the atrocious diamond stocks on there now.

I think I'll try to go by tomorrow and get pics if it's still there. One of the employees had it set back to buy it himself, so I'm not sure if he took it today or if it will be there for a while.
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Old 08-09-2017, 10:06 PM
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Engraved Marlin

During the late 70's or early 80's Marlin had a special issue done. 39 engraved by Robert Kain, 30-30 Winston Churhill.

I don't know what they look like but if one of those two engravers did the work the rifle would be worth of any man's gun safe.
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Old 08-13-2017, 03:21 PM
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During the late 70's or early 80's Marlin had a special issue done. 39 engraved by Robert Kain, 30-30 Winston Churhill.

I don't know what they look like but if one of those two engravers did the work the rifle would be worth of any man's gun safe.
The Centennial Brace of 1000 rifle set?, they were made in 1970.
http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/ma...-registry.html

These are in my safe.
http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/ma...ched-pair.html
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Old 08-17-2017, 04:41 PM
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I have a 1964 Mountie that I bought new in the PX at Yokota AB, Japan that same year and had it engraved and inlaid through the PX shop. GI's buying firearms overseas and having them embellished locally was very common at one time post WWII up until about the end of Vietnam. Some of these are butt-ugly, others are done tastefully by real artisans. Your example may be one of this kind.
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