Marlin Firearms Forum banner
1 - 16 of 16 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi everyone, as you may of guess I'm in Australia and I'm thinking about getting my first rifle. I really like the 39a, but I'm worried about build quality of the Remington built units. I would love to just buy an older one but there are like rocking horse poop over here, so new is really my only option. My question is, has the build quality picked up since 2009-2010? or has the reason i have not seen anymore bad reviews because people have just stopped buying the Remington/marlin 39a?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,220 Posts
Hey pab, welcome to Marlin Owners. If you haven't already found us, there is a group of Aussies and Kiwis here called ANZMO. Look under the Community/groups tabs and ask to join. Most of our ramblings are under our sub forum under the 336 forum. 39a's do pop up on Usedguns. I have 2, one from the 1970s and one from 2009 both JM.
I can't really say whether the new ones are any good but there is great link on this forum telling you what to look for. I'll see what I can find.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,220 Posts
Ps Where you from?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
416 Posts
For the money they cost I wouldn't even consider the new Remlin 39. I was in the same boat as you not long ago and ended up getting a Henry lever action... spent less money and got a better rifle. The Henry is a great rifle. If you want a 39 get a good used one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
hiya guys, just a quick up date as the what I have found out about the new 39a. Talking to gunshop owners and workers, Remington is doing a much better job with the 39a, the quailty picked back up in 2012. sadlly there are none availble till next year (2015) in Australia.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
16,747 Posts
I'm sure we all would like to see the NEW Remington/Marlin 39A, if possible can you post up some pics? Thanks, Mr fixit
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,370 Posts
I saw a new one at the range a few weeks ago. I only got a brief look at it, but I DID notice is was made in the Kentucky facility. The folks that are on this Forum that live close to that plant posted DO NOT BUY a rifle made in that plant. Nuff said. Looke for a used JM model or buy a new Henry rifle.




Mike T.
 
1 - 16 of 16 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top