It sure is pretty...
It sure is pretty...
Team Old Pharts, Team Marlin Express, Team 30-30, Team 45-70, Team 60, Team Henry, Team Semi-Auto, Marlin League, Team Glenfield, Team 1894
Symptoms of Marlinitis
Is it yours, give us some details.
My heroes’ have always been cowboy’s
Nice Mountie, does it have a story?
Nice. Tell us about it.
-Very Concerned NRA Life Member (Get it together NRA!)
-S&W Revolver Nerd
-Smith & Wesson Historical Foundation
-Smith & Wesson Collectors Association
The owner of this well-used (but good condition) Marlin 39A decided he wanted to update and modernize it and add optics as well. He chose the Grizzly Custom Backpacker Lite Scout package, but with a few modifications.
The standard BackPacker "Lite" Scout package includes: Shorten barrel to 16.25"
Recrown barrel with an 11° target crown
Relocate front magazine tube support dovetail
Shorten inner magazine tube
Shorten outer magazine tube
Modify outer magazine tube for cap retention
Shorten magazine tube spring
Custom rear sight, adjustable for windage & elevation
Custom ramped front sight, including replaceable insert
Premium quality dovetail fill to replace factory rear sight
Mill dovetail slots in barrel for Scout scope mounts
Leupold fixed 2.5x Scout scope
Talley QD scope rings (medium to clear rear sight)
Custom enlarged lever loop, if desired
Complete action dehorning
Smooth loading & ejection ports, inside and out
Modify loading gate for easier loading
Extensive action smoothing
Trigger job on factory components
Pachmayr Decelerator short recoil pad @ 13" LOP
Custom padded “Slimline” leather sling
GrovTec “Made in USA” sling swivels
Satin matte metal prep
Cerakote finish in satin black
Test fired & sighted-in
Refinished walnut stock set (older smooth stocks only, no checkering)
He chose these modifications:
Leave the barrel and magazine tube at factory length
Upgrade the Scout scope from 2.5x fixed to 1.5-4x variable
Fill the hole left by the removal of the previous tang sight
The finished product is an excellent example of a beautiful custom Marlin 39A.