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Old 01-27-2020, 08:15 PM
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A couple days ago, I was prowling around the on-line auction sites and found a 1982 Marlin 39M in nice condition (except a couple of small blemish spots on barrel). Seller rated bluing 95%, nice wood but couple tiny handling marks, excellent bore and mechanical condition. Included is the original owners manual (no box)
The seller is a reputable gun shop that has long history and good ratings on GB. Gun looks really nice in the photos.
Did I overpay for it at $705 ( +$45 shipping). Also how desirable is the 39M to marlin 39 owners? Were many of them made?
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Old 01-27-2020, 08:33 PM
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Mounties are nice. An no you didnít pay to much
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:14 AM
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I've paid less for a Mountie but also paid what you did for another Mountie. Maybe if you waited one would come along that was less money but maybe not. In the meantime now you have one. Enjoy it, they are one of the most enjoyable .22 rifles out there and they aren't making any more.
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:54 AM
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The Mountie isnít found everyday.

You did fine, especially when you figure that a new 39A out of the custom shop is around $3500.
I like the feel of the 39M and I think you will enjoy it.
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IMO, the $3,500 price tag for the custom shop 39A available today is not a realistic benchmark.
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Old 01-28-2020, 05:27 PM
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Some photos from Sell[ATTACH]20200118123129-5325.jpg[/ATTACH]er:

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The Mounties are not as common as the the full sized model with the 24" barrel so they tend to bring more of a premium dollar wise. Also the one you show looks to be in very nice condition . Did you pay too much ? ..you would probably look for a while to find one in the condition yours appears to be . Also they have been out of production for some time now . You probably paid about the going rate .
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Empe, thats not the ops, thats mine. And I didnt pay $700 for it But i wouldnít sell it for &700 either
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Old 01-28-2020, 07:39 PM
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The Mounties are going to bring more and hold their value.
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Some photos from Sell[ATTACH]Attachment 204661[/ATTACH]er:
Mine has the Cowboy square lever like yours. I think as long as it has clean blueing, decent wood and functions smoothly, you did just fine.
The Mountie is better for me in the woods for fast handling and I think it combines the best between a Marlin and a Winchester.
Shoot it often, you'll love it.
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IMO, the $3,500 price tag for the custom shop 39A available today is not a realistic benchmark.
I never said that $3500 was realistic.

A little over $700 for an excellent condition 39M isnít terribly high. They arenít making any more of them, like the old ones.
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Old 01-31-2020, 10:19 AM
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Empe, thats not the ops, thats mine. And I didnt pay $700 for it But i wouldnít sell it for &700 either
The photo I posted of the one I bought!
Perhaps yours is a twin.
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The photo I posted of the one I bought!
Perhaps yours is a twin.
Oops my mistake.

Not a twin, but a sibling
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A couple days ago, I was prowling around the on-line auction sites and found a 1982 Marlin 39M in nice condition (except a couple of small blemish spots on barrel). Seller rated bluing 95%, nice wood but couple tiny handling marks, excellent bore and mechanical condition. Included is the original owners manual (no box)
The seller is a reputable gun shop that has long history and good ratings on GB. Gun looks really nice in the photos.
Did I overpay for it at $705 ( +$45 shipping). Also how desirable is the 39M to marlin 39 owners? Were many of them made?
there an old saying... dont play if you cant afford it.

i know you dont like that answer but its true.

But you may like this. If you decide to keep that rifle for several years or so and if you decide to sell it, i can bet you will make money on it as long as you dont abuse.

Everyone wants a sure thing too.

Buy for fun. If you want a sure thing, there are better investments.
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I have a 1955 Mountie that I paid $700 off GB. I was glad to get it too. It was in very good shape and is an excellent shooter.

Today I was at my LGS an bought a 1966 Mountie for $525, it also is really good shape. The owner passed away and his brother sold it to the shop. So you can get good deals but $700 is not a bad deal either. Just think in a year you will forget about the price and instead of looking for one cheaper you will have one to enjoy. Time goes to quick and enjoy it while you can.
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