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    Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Just curious,

    I'm relatively new to the Marlin lever family, I have a 39A (1996), a Model 39 Century Limited, and actually bought a 2nd Century Limited last week on gunbroker..

    My question is,

    Is the Century Limited basically a Mountie, or altogether a different rifle entirely?

    I was looking for a nice Mountie when I stumbled up on my first CL, but I was intrigued by the octagon barrel so thought I'd buy the CL first and a Mountie later on..

    But, just looking at the CL, excluding the octagon barrel it "looks" like a Mountie to me, with a little brass "bling" added...

    Just curious..

    Thanks!

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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    The Mountie has a straight stock, and a 20" barrel vice the 24" barrel. Everything else is the same as a normal 39A. Roll stamp on the barrels may say Mountie or Golden Mountie.

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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cascade Jinx
    The Mountie has a straight stock, and a 20" barrell vice the 24" barrell. Everything else is the same as a normal 39A. Roll stamp on the barrels may say Mountie or Golden Mountie.
    CJ

    Hi CJ:

    Well, the Century Limited has a straight stock and 20" 2397.jpg barrel.....?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Nice rifle; there were 34,197 of these made in 1970. Sold for $125.00


    Mountie Barrel lengths:
    Introduced in 1953 - 24" barrel
    Introduced in 1954 - 20" barrel
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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1895Gunner
    Nice rifle; there were 34,197 of these made in 1970. Sold for $125.00
    Mountie Barrel lengths:
    Introduced in 1953 - 24" barrel
    Introduced in 1954 - 20" barrel

    Hi 1895Gunner:

    I really like the CL.. It shoots like a dream, but there seems to be a gray area, or at least there's a gray area between my ears on this matter, as to whether the Century Limited IS basically a Mountie, or something else entirely.

    Or, IF I went out and bought a Mountie (after 1953) with a 20" barrel wouldn't it basically be the same rifle as my Century Limited, with the exceptions of the octagonal barrel, & the few brass parts?

    I'm just ignorant about the variations within the Marlin 39 family, and curious as to how this particular little lever action rifle fits within those variations..

    Thanks!

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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by PX

    Hi 1895Gunner:

    I really like the CL.. It shoots like a dream, but there seems to be a gray area, or at least there's a gray area between my ears on this matter, as to whether the Century Limited IS basically a Mountie, or something else entirely.

    Or, IF I went out and bought a Mountie (after 1953) with a 20" barrel wouldn't it basically be the same rifle as my Century Limited, with the exceptions of the octagonal barrel, & the few brass parts?

    I'm just ignorant about the variations within the Marlin 39 family, and curious as to how this particular little lever action rifle fits within those variations..

    Thanks!

    Jesse
    Gosh Jesse, that is one sweet looking rifle! Can't get over it. I don't even own one model 39 (yet) so I'm sure no expert. I just read what is printed in Brophy's book and what's been typed by others here.

    That being said, I think that they are one in the same less the trim and octagon barrel. There are some octagon barreled Mounties though besides the CL's.
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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1895Gunner
    Gosh Jesse, that is one sweet looking rifle! Can't get over it. I don't even own one model 39 (yet) so I'm sure no expert. I just read what is printed in Brophy's book and what's been typed by others here.
    That being said, I think that they are one in the same less the trim and octagon barrel. There are some octagon barreled Mounties though besides the CL's.

    Hi Again Gunner,

    I'm thinking the Century Limited and the Mountie are pretty much the same rifle. Not sure dedicated Mountie lovers might agree.

    Hope you will be able to get yourself a 39 of some description before long..

    I love my 1996 39A Original Golden, and it's awesomely accurate, but I really like the way the smaller Century shoots as well.

    Best Wishes,

    Jesse

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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Don't worry about it, a CL is the same as a Mountie, with, as you said, bling. Nice rifle, by the way. I'll give you $125 towards a real Mountie for it.

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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarlinXL7
    Don't worry about it, a CL is the same as a Mountie, with, as you said, bling. Nice rifle, by the way. I'll give you $125 towards a real Mountie for it.

    Hi XL7,

    Hey.. What a deal!!!

    Tell ya what..

    Go stand by the telephone.
    Wait for it to not ring..
    When it does not ring, it will be me not calling..

    But..

    I appreciate the offer..

    Best Wishes,

    Jesse



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    Re: Marlin Model 39 Century Limited... Mountie or what?

    Sure thing, Jesse. How long do I need to wait for you not to ring?


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