I don't think any of the 39A have come from Remington yet so the problems being seen in the new ones (last 3-4years) can not be blamed on Rem. It was a Marlin problem when they started changing things that didn't need changing like the cross bolt safet, the rebounding hammer, the paper clip they call an ejector, etc. Get an older one, 10 to 40 years old and you will have a fine rifle.BillyHill said:I want to buy a new model 39 .22lr but I have seen some very bad reviews and I am a bit leery to order one. It seems the older ones were OK. Was there just a bad run on them or are they all suspect now that Remington has taken over? I really want one but I don't want to commit unless I know I can get a good product. Good used ones are hard to find.