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I have a 39A that needs a new firing pin. H serial number prefix (1951). E-gunparts shows 39A new model and 39A old model with different firing pin numbers. Which do I need? Thanks and regards, Woody
 

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Good question - I am going to take a stab at it and say that the new model has the cross bolt safety and the old does not. I'm quite sure there are others here that will be able to give you a definate answer, so let's see what they say.

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I believe the old model refers to the pre-cross bolt safety guns- at least it does in the literature Marlin sent me when I requested an owner's manual for my '54 39-A...


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I just had to replace one myself. I just called Marlin parts, gave them the Serial Number, sent them a check and within about a week, I had the correct pin.
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Guess I'll have to call Marlin. I checked Brownell's, they show a break at 1975 but are out of stock. Thanks for the replies. Regards, Woody
 

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woody, I think you'll need to order from what they call the "late model". Take a look at the schematics on their web site and look at the lever and lower tang on both the early and late models and choose accordingly. One of my 39A's is a '57 model and I always order for the "late" model. The cross-bolt safety doesn't have anything to do with it as neither the early or the late models have them.
 

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Mojo is correct. The early model 39a's are pre WWII. The rest fall into the late model versions. Early versions had a flat mainspring, (like the model 39) while all the rest are coil springs.
 
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