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Also what grade wood is it, and what state was the wood in when you started?

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Old 10-18-2019, 09:05 AM
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Yes, I know it was a long time ago, but it is just stunning. Do you use it in competition, or show it off another way?
Nah, just drag it along whenever there's shooting to be done. I think the cartridge cutoff needs to be replaced - it hangs up occasionally during feeding. Other than that, it runs like a sewing machine.

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Also what grade wood is it, and what state was the wood in when you started?
The original stock was cracked thru the tang area, and had a few heavy dings and scratches. As for the grade of the new stock - Not sure but I would say a fairly low grade. The guy I get my blanks from usually will just ask how much I wanna spend, and then pulls the best he's willing to part with. When I called him ref this one, I told him I didn't want real fancy as it was just a basic model with no engraving, checkering, or options. I told him to keep it under 100 bucks, and this is what I got. Any fancier would have been too much in my mind. Since it was going to be a shooter, smoothed up all the steel and had it all hot blued rather than rust blued..... But boy, Turnbull did a fine job on the casing. I see now where their prices have gone crazy..........
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My 39A was made in 1967 and has a story, In 1966 I met a fellow who bought a new 39A and could not sight it in. He threw it in a corner in disgust and offered it to me real cheap. I bought it,took it home and tied a cotton thread between the front sight and the hammer. THE BARREL POINTED A FEW DEGREES TO THE RIGHT! I called MARLIN with what I found and was asked to return the gun ASAP...which I did. They phoned me and verified that the receiver thread was off center and wanted to replace that gun with a new one. They would also pick one with beautiful wood. I happily accepted and have since enjoyed the gun....a 1967.
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:24 AM
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My 39A was made in 1967 and has a story, In 1966 I met a fellow who bought a new 39A and could not sight it in. He threw it in a corner in disgust and offered it to me real cheap. I bought it,took it home and tied a cotton thread between the front sight and the hammer. THE BARREL POINTED A FEW DEGREES TO THE RIGHT! I called MARLIN with what I found and was asked to return the gun ASAP...which I did. They phoned me and verified that the receiver thread was off center and wanted to replace that gun with a new one. They would also pick one with beautiful wood. I happily accepted and have since enjoyed the gun....a 1967.
Oh, man - That was an awsome deal....... well done
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