14 years ago for Christmas my father gave me a 22 rifle as my first gun. I didn't pay attention to model or year all i cared was that it would shoot and that it was mine. The next week my Grandpa stopped me by a little sporting good store where we bought a Tasco golden antler scope. I toted this rifle every time we hit the woods and have killed countless squirrels and rabbits with it. Somewhere along the way I realized it to be a Marlin 39A and until i read a few threads on here and seen some picture i never paid close attention to the gun. Well last night i looked at it and realized it was a model 39D. From what i understand this model was very limited in production. The gun is all original and has a few scuffs and dings from use. If anyone has any more information about this gun I would really appreciate y'all passing it along. I would like to say that I plan to put it in the safe and only take it to the range in hopes of preserving the condition but I can not do that. This is hands down the best shooting rifle i own and has put many a meal on the table. I plan to keep using it and to teach my son how to shoot with it.