I recently acquired my fathers old 39a that I thought was long gone. How it ended up with my brother is beyond me. He is not a gun guy. After leaning in the corner of a closet for the last 30 years it doesn't look too bad. A little surface rust, some scratches and dents in the stock and forearm and a mangled front sight that someone tried to drift with a screwdriver. Now it's time for some TLC. What better place then this forum to find information on this old rimfire? The people here seem friendly and knowledgeable about all things Marlin.