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Old 01-28-2020, 07:58 AM
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Any idea how many Custom Shop 39A rifles are sold by Marlin?

At MSRP POF around $3500, it doesnít seem to me that they are going to sell many.

When you can buy an excellent, used, pre cross bolt safety, 39A for around $700, it seems to me that the custom shop rifle is way over priced.
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:05 AM
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Always some eccentric out there that will see it as an investment or wants to own something that few others own or can own(...what's that about?) but I see the offering of these as a major flop. I just don't see the value, even if priced at 50% of that number.
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Old 01-28-2020, 08:33 AM
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I recently bought a 1992 vintage 39A for $400 that looked unfired and brand new, although it did not come with any box or papers. If I were going to spend big bucks I would look for a pre cross bolt gun for a lot less money than $3500. To me, this is Remington/Marlin telling its clients they really don't want to make any. This is their way of still being able to say: "It has been in continuous production longer than any other rifle in America". Having said that, I am sure there are always going to be people out there with so much money that paying $3500 for a "custom .22" is not going to deter them. Keep in mind that they tell you on their web page that everything on it is hand fitted, polished, accurized etc. If that is true (I have my doubts) then it actually is not a lot of money when you see what others charge for making a hand fitted stock or a custom high polish bluing.
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Even though it is our of reach for most, I am grateful that it is offered. It is a testament to how great this rifle really is, and the fact that it costs that much to make it fit together the way it did in 1892 speaks volumes.

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Old 01-28-2020, 10:06 AM
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Oh, and it cost 18$ in 1897,don't know what that translates to in inflation.

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Old 01-28-2020, 12:34 PM
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IMO, the value, quality and function of the 39A's of the 40'-70's is the "real" testament to the quality, desire of this rifle.
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The cost of producing these can't be much more than Browning's equivalent product, the most expensive of which has an MSRP of $1100.

So this is just an exercise by Marlin to separate rubes from their money.
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:49 PM
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Just because you are too poor to buy one doesn't mean they are stupid.
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Old 01-28-2020, 02:55 PM
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That's an insane price for a 39A
I wouldn't pay that if I were rich.
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Paying $3500 for a cross-bolt safety 39 that has a high probability of not being the quality of one made 40-50 years ago and then sending it to one of today's high-quality custom shops seems stupid to me even if you're a billionaire,

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I'm not one to spend that much on a 39A but here is another option for a custom 39A.https://grizzlycustom.com/product/ba...ut-marlin-39a/
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Three grand plus a donor gun. Not even plausible!
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Even though it is our of reach for most, I am grateful that it is offered. It is a testament to how great this rifle really is, and the fact that it costs that much to make it fit together the way it did in 1892 speaks volumes.

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Iím glad they still make it in their custom shop. I think the only reason they still make it is because they can claim that it is the oldest production 22 rifle in the world.

I donít think it is worth $3500. I doubt anyone who buys one at that price will ever make money on it, especially if inflation is calculated in. Of course I donít think anyone who buys a cross bolt safety 39A at that price actually thinks they are going to make money with it.

You would think with modern CNC machines that they could make them cheaper than they were years ago, adjusting for inflation, of course.
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Old 01-29-2020, 08:59 AM
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"A fool and his money are soon parted".
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Old 01-29-2020, 10:33 AM
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Might be a nice gun but it is not worth 3500 no matter how you look at it. I have a nice 70s model 39 and I paid 400 for it a month ago. Might not be as pretty but it is probably a better gun.
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