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Called one of the pawn shops Fri checking; buddy mentioned he had a marlin .22. Thought 60, of course. He said "mod 39A". Hair up on back of neck. Went by; it's a late '70's. First one I've seen in a ps. Laid it away. Felt really good to shoulder and racking. Shame it costs more than a 3030, but I knew I wouldn't see another.
 

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Nice find, I have an early 80's and really like it.
 

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Called one of the pawn shops Fri checking; buddy mentioned he had a marlin .22. Thought 60, of course. He said "mod 39A". Hair up on back of neck. Went by; it's a late '70's. First one I've seen in a ps. Laid it away. Felt really good to shoulder and racking. Shame it costs more than a 3030, but I knew I wouldn't see another.
You did good. I have a 1965 model and I wouldn't trade it for a 30/30 even if I got a lot and I do mean a lot of boot. It should cost more than a 30/30 and if this is the first 39A you have owned, you will feel that way soon yourself. The best .22 rifle ever made.
 

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I've got a '77, and got one word of advice for you, DON'T EVER GET RID OF IT WHILE YOU ARE ALIVE!!!! It is one sweet shooting rifle. ;D
 

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I have a 1975 that I pair $100 for. ;D Of course I bought it brand new in 1975! I wish I would have also bought a 39M which they had as well, but in 1975, making $900/month, $100 was a lot of money to me.

After all these years, and thousands upon thousands of shots, the gun still looks good, works flawlessly, and you would be hard pressed to find a more accurate, out of the box, 22.





 

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My first rifle I bought was a Golden 39A Mountie........ I walked through a lot of snow and rain storms delivering papers
when I was 8yrs old to be able to afford that rifle. You can't get 8yr olds these days away from the TV or Xbox.

You won't regret buying that rifle!
 

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Re: 39A bite pix added

Picked up my first '79 "Original Golden-39A" today. Do they all say that on bbl? Nice gun, nice feel. Pictured is a 60SS, the 39A, and a 781.
 

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Congrats. The Marlin 39A is my absolute, all time favorite rifle.

Yes, I'm prejudiced. No doubt about it.
 
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