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Old 11-02-2013, 06:33 PM
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Here's pix of the 1920's (?) Model 39 I got at the Yuma AZ gunshow today:



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That's a 1st year 39A (1939). The 1st year 39A was a Model 39, from the receiver back, with the addition of a round barrel, new style mag tube, and forearm. The good news is that you can shoot any type of ammo you want in it.

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Old 11-02-2013, 08:35 PM
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OK, great, now I know what it is. Thanks for the info. Now to find a period tang sight.
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Nice looking model 39A. I just replied to your other post Marlin Date of Birth. Glad to see I'm in agreement with David on DOM.
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Nice looking model 39A. I just replied to your other post Marlin Date of Birth. Glad to see I'm in agreement with David on DOM.
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Yeah, I was confused on the issue because it says on the barrel Model 39, not Model 39A. What year did they start marking the barrel 39A?
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Are you sure that the roll stamp doesn't have 39A on the far right of the upper line?
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Yeah, I was confused on the issue because it says on the barrel Model 39, not Model 39A. What year did they start marking the barrel 39A?
It should have 39-A on the barrel . The letter A is probably there but was not roll marked clearly. Marlin started roll marking 39-A on the barrel the first year the 39A was introduced in 1939
Nice rifle by the way. I have the exact same year and model with very strong case color and in exc. condition. A quality firearm and a pleasure to own and shoot.
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It should have 39-A on the barrel . The letter A is probably there but was not roll marked clearly. Marlin started roll marking 39-A on the barrel the first year the 39A was introduced in 1939
Nice rifle by the way. I have the exact same year and model with very strong case color and in exc. condition. A quality firearm and a pleasure to own and shoot.
Would you be so kind as to post pictures?
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It should have 39-A on the barrel . The letter A is probably there but was not roll marked clearly. Marlin started roll marking 39-A on the barrel the first year the 39A was introduced in 1939
Nice rifle by the way. I have the exact same year and model with very strong case color and in exc. condition. A quality firearm and a pleasure to own and shoot.
The "A" is NOT THERE, never has been there, is not lightly stamped or anything like that. It simply is NOT THERE. It probably SHOULD be there but it is NOT THERE. I think if you look at the pix in my other thread you will agree.

I have developed a theory on this , it being in the very low serial number range. I think it is possible they started the run of 39A's using the old 39 rollstamp and switched it over to the new one later on in the run. Makes sense to me knowing the strange way Marlin has done other things over the years.

Empe, what is the serial number range on your gun, mine is 12xx.
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