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Old 12-08-2013, 09:36 AM
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Picked up 1st Marlin 39



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Thanks to the guys in my other thread I pulled the trigger and picked up a classic model 39. I couldn't wait and made the trip down to my dealer at 8:30 this morning to grab it. Cant wait to shoot it. Going to the range later today.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:48 AM
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You did well, for $700.

Too bad Bubba messed with the wood. That is pretty much the standard grade walnut that Marlin used, at that time. Lots of nice walnut was still available.

The ivory bead is definitely gone, from the front sight.

Don't lose the "harpoon" elevator, from the rear sight. Nice, original, ones are not cheap.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:58 AM
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Thanks. Shame the bead is missing. I don't plan on shooting this much. I think I'll pick up a 70's model like I posted the pic of in the other thread to use as a shooter. Get this one out on special occasions to keep it in great shape. I'm gonna see if I can track down the screws at numrich. Not sure what they are called though.

1 question...This has some play in the lever. The lever will wiggle side to side a little. Is that normal and should I be worried?

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:15 AM
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A little side-to-side play is normal. The end of the lever just sits inside the bolt. If the lever starts to hang down or just won't stay up you just need to replace the lever return spring.

Shoot the crap out of it. You won't hurt it. It's not a museum piece, it's a shooter.

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That's a beautiful piece of history and what a great gun for that price.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:24 AM
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That's a beautiful piece of history and what a great gun for that price.
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:31 PM
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She's a beauty. What year was it born?
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:42 PM
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shells

Hi if it pre-high speed use only standard speed ammo .if the bolt is made for old speed copper cases will break.
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Nice rifle. Has lots of character. Whatever you do leave it original.
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:46 PM
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Hi if it pre-high speed use only standard speed ammo .if the bolt is made for old speed copper cases will break.
This one was made for high speed. Has the HS designation before serial number.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:24 PM
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Nice rifle. Has lots of character. Whatever you do leave it original.
It's not original now.

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Old 12-08-2013, 05:53 PM
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It's not original now.

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What's wrong with it besides the stocks being refinished at some point?
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:18 PM
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What's wrong with it besides the stocks being refinished at some point?
Answered yourself. As for as I'm concerned, there is nothing wrong with the rifle having the stocks refinished other than it lowers the value all together. But for what the OP paid for the rifle, he got a good deal.

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Old 12-08-2013, 06:19 PM
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Answered yourself. As for as I'm concerned, there is nothing wrong with the rifle having the stocks refinished other than it lowers the value all together. But for what the OP paid for the rifle, he got a good deal.

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I am the OP. It may take away from the value but really that much???
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I am the OP. It may take away from the value but really that much???
I realize you are the OP, I guess I didn't type what I was trying to say, because I was interrupted before I finished. As for as the stocks having been refinished at some time in the past affecting the value, I would say probably 50% of the value was lost.

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