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Hi,

My local gun store got in a 1960 production Golden 39A. For $289.00 + Tax, I jumped on it!

I made a multi-slot scope base, 'cuz I didn't like the look of the Weaver #90 Does anyone make a decent, multi-slot Weaver style scope base for the 39A?

I had a BSA 3-9 that I got in an old trade deal (I would never buy a Chinese BSA). I have a Weaver CKT15X I may put on later.

Even in the wind, it shot well @ 50 yards! A 10-shot group. I was a bit suprised that the Golden Eagle shot better then good ammo!

Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, I forgot my camera.







 

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Wow, good shot.
Very good price for a fine .22

Chop69
 

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That is a really good price for that gun. It looks like it is in very good condition. Normally I don't see that much difference in pricing with the new vs. the older ones if they are in good condition. As a matter of fact a lot of people are willing to pay more for the older ones than they are the new ones. To me, I would pay more for one in good condition that is a pre 1970. They are just better guns.

If you want that gun to shoot even tighter groups, which it is capable of, then do a really good cleaning of the bore. I have found that many of the older ones were not cleaned properly or throughly. Use a lead removal cleaner and then use a copper removal cleaner and let the cleaner sit in the barrel for a couple of hours and then swab it out. Blue Wonder will take a lot of dirt out of a barrel and when you get it looking like a mirror you will be able to stack bullets at 50 yards (1 ragged hole).
 

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ultramag44 - Welcome to Marlin Owners! You got a great deal on a fine rifle. Now make sure and sign up for our Team 39 shoot!
 
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