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Old 12-08-2013, 04:15 PM
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I am thinking about buying a lever action rifle. I am looking at the Marlin 39A, Henry, and a Uberti. I need your opinions please. Just the pros and cons on what you think.

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Old 12-08-2013, 04:20 PM
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What kind of answer do you expect to get on a Marlin forum? I have some of the Marlins, have no experience with the others you asked about, but for me I love the Model 39's.

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Old 12-08-2013, 05:30 PM
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Don't know anything about the Uberti, but the Marlin and Henry are both fine lever action rifles. You can't really compare them as they are of different cost and quality. The Marlin is twice the price of a Henry and worth it, but the Henry is a fine gun and a bargain at $300, with very good customer support (ask anyone here on RFC that has dealt with them). You won't go wrong with either, so its a matter of how fat your wallet is right now. If it were me, I'd be looking for a used Marlin or a Browning BL-22, as I prefer the older models of each.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:32 PM
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The Uberti and Henry are "carbines". The 39A is a full size "rifle".

They all go "bang". Do your due diligence since it's your money.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:51 PM
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What kind of answer do you expect to get on a Marlin forum? I have some of the Marlins, have no experience with the others you asked about, but for me I love the Model 39's.

Tim
I couldn't find the Uberti forum.
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:53 PM
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Henry is made in the USA. That still means something to me, though i do have several foreign made firearms (would have bought USA made had that been an option on those guns). Not sure about the Marlin or Uberti...but i do like that hardened steel on some of the Uberti.
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Old 12-08-2013, 07:22 PM
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Henry is made in the USA. That still means something to me, though i do have several foreign made firearms (would have bought USA made had that been an option on those guns). Not sure about the Marlin or Uberti...but i do like that hardened steel on some of the Uberti.
I agree made in the USA means a lot. The Marlin 39A's were made in the USA also.

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Old 12-08-2013, 07:35 PM
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I just bought a classic 39. Do yourself a favor, drop the cash on a 39 or 39a. You won't be disappointed!!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:53 AM
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I have had a total of three Marlin 39M's, first two I did not shoot that much and sold them for other guns. I just picked up another one and it will never leave my possession again. I have also had a Henry Golden Boy, nice rifle and smooth as butter but the stock is a little different and to me not quite as comfortable as the Marlins to shoot ( shoulder stock is at a different angle ) I like that the Marlins are all steel and can be broken down very quickly for cleaning. The Henry like I said is also a good rifle but I did not like the non steel receiver that they have. It will probably never go bad but I just like the heft of the steel Marlin receiver. I would not turn my back on either but I do like the Marlin a whole lot better.
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:27 AM
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I just bought a classic 39. Do yourself a favor, drop the cash on a 39 or 39a. You won't be disappointed!!!
I also just bought a 39A, vintage 1948, and am very happy. As Wildman said "You won't be disappointed!!!"
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Old 12-09-2013, 06:11 AM
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What about a scope on the 39A? I just have to have a scope to shoot any rifle.

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Old 12-09-2013, 08:59 AM
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Easily done, Weaver #90
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:19 PM
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Anything made after 1957 will be factory drilled and tapped.
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My take:
Marlin 39A-Old school design.
Henry - New school design and metalwork.
Uberti - New school design keeping in mind o/s methods and metalwork.
Winchester 9422 - Same as Uberti.

I've never seen an Uberti rimfire lever rifle, I am just guessing based on some of their single action revolvers I have owned.
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