I traded on a late model 39a earlier today to give for a gift to my father in law.the guy who owned it said he bought it new in '99 and it has had misfire probs ever since.He wasn't kidding! Out of 10 shots 8 would be light strikes. I got on here in the archives and and tore the gun down. I removed the hammer spring and stacked 3 light stainless washers in behind the spring. It cured it I just went back outside and it fired 10/10. I'm still not crazy about the fit and finish of the new marlins but at least it shoots reliably now. I've got a '57 39a and a '71 39d and the new one does not compare.thanks for the info on here to solve my problem.
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