Just thought I'd share this with you all. I've had my 39A for a 30 years now, its been through alot and it looks it. But boy the thing just shoots and shoots... Anyway I was visting a good friend a couple of months ago, who is also a Marlin freak, and he pulls out a marlin that I've never laid eyes on before. It's a 39 or 39A, can't remember which, marked carbine. 20 inch round barrel, 3/4 magazine, straight smooth stock. I fell in love with that sweet little rifle. A friend of ours who works at a really nice gunshop called him up and said, "I just got something just in in trade that you need to come in and look at". Well the rest is history. I live about 250 miles from the store, so I don't feel bad about not getting the call. Sure am happy for my friends find. I didnt think of taking a picture of it with my phone, too busy playing I guess.