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Old 11-08-2019, 01:28 PM
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I had picked up a nice 1957 Mountie a few years back. My wife had a back and then foot surgeries over a couple of years so not many chances to shoot. I finally got the Mountie out last week. First i shot about 50 rounds offhand at 25 yards, most in the 8 ring of a 25 yard pistol target. then I put it down on the bags, made one sight adjustment and proceeded to shoot the x ring out. Sight was standard Marlin front bead, and a steel Lyman 66. I was shooting into the sun, and just turned 74 with some cataracts and multiple floaters in both eyes. I was happy with the little gun which was an internet buy using my C&R license.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:41 PM
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Glad you got out to shoot the cool rifle, great sight set up for sure. Doesn't it feel great to shoot the center of the target out.

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Old 11-08-2019, 02:48 PM
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I hope it wasn't Dudley Do-Right!!


Sorry. It's Friday and I just got off the road.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:31 PM
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Fantastic, I'm glad you were finally able to take it out and put some down range. Those are great little guns and happen to be one of my favorites.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:38 PM
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Sorry. It's Friday and I just got off the road.
I was thinking the same thing.
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Old 11-08-2019, 07:41 PM
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Glad you got out to shoot the cool rifle, great sight set up for sure. Doesn't it feel great to shoot the center of the target out.

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Old 11-08-2019, 09:13 PM
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I had a similar experience.
I bought my wife a very nice condition '69 Mountie a few weeks ago, but due to some health issues, has not been able to shoot it yet.
I decided to see how it did & it was great!
Those are some FINE little .22s!
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:30 PM
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I had picked up a nice 1957 Mountie a few years back. My wife had a back and then foot surgeries over a couple of years so not many chances to shoot. I finally got the Mountie out last week. First i shot about 50 rounds offhand at 25 yards, most in the 8 ring of a 25 yard pistol target. then I put it down on the bags, made one sight adjustment and proceeded to shoot the x ring out. Sight was standard Marlin front bead, and a steel Lyman 66. I was shooting into the sun, and just turned 74 with some cataracts and multiple floaters in both eyes. I was happy with the little gun which was an internet buy using my C&R license.
Pardon my ignorance ,I'm a good Canadian , but what is a ''Mountie'' ?
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Old 11-09-2019, 12:33 PM
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Short version of a Marlin 39
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Old 11-09-2019, 01:27 PM
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Straight stock carbine version with a 20" barrel. Nice handling & a little lighter.
I think that they made about 20 39A's to one of the 39M Mounties.
I have looked a bit, but have never found a reference as to why they called them "Mounties".
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:09 PM
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Straight stock carbine version with a 20" barrel. Nice handling & a little lighter.
I think that they made about 20 39A's to one of the 39M Mounties.
I have looked a bit, but have never found a reference as to why they called them "Mounties".
Just guessing but I would speculate that it's because of the short carbine-length barrel (although I believe the earlier ones had a 24" barrel), as well as the straight grip stock, similar to the Winchester Model 94 and the Marlin Model 1894 that were popular with mounted cowboys, cavalry, and law enforcement personnel.
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Old 11-09-2019, 03:55 PM
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This is a Mountie

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Old 11-09-2019, 03:58 PM
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Mountie

Nice gun, looked at one a Canton tx gun show today $700 was in 95% new shape almost bought it may go back tomorrow and chew on him on the price abit.
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Old 11-10-2019, 05:30 PM
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That's about what I paid for mine a couple of years ago, 95%+ condition. My full length 39a is more accurate off a bench, but I can hold the Mountie better for offhand shooting, it just balances better.
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:21 PM
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I got a 39A in 63 as a teenager. Shot the heck out of it. Shot it so much I thought the accuracy was falling off. After I retired, I found a 69 Mountie. I shot the two side by side to compare. The Mountie was considerably more accurate. That finally got me off the dime to get the 39A rebarreled at the factory, fortunately before the move. They are now both equally accurate and fun to play with.
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