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Bought the 39a at a gunshow for $350 missing sight hood and bullseye and a little dirty, bought the Mountie at a local Pawn shop out the door 429.00, a little more than I like to pay as it had some surface rust and missing hood, cleaned them up added a bullseye and sight hoods and here they are. IMG_8936.JPG Oh yeah the Mountie is a R prefix (1957-58) and the 39A is AA prefix (1965)..
 

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Sounds like ya just about got two for the price of one these days. Great finds, and they look good!:congrats:
 

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i like the Mountie!
 

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Gotta show my ignorance here as I've been looking at a 39A but wasn't sure what I was looking at. What makes a mountie edition, the straight stock or does it say mountie on it. The 39A I looked at was just that, had 39A on the barrel and was a straight stock. What are some of the differences in these models.
 

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What makes a mountie edition, the straight stock or does it say mountie on it.
From 1953-1957, a 39A Mountie will not have the word Mountie on the barrel. The straight stock and 20" barrel are it's defining characteristics. From 1957-1972, the barrel will be marked 39A Mountie.

The 39A I looked at was just that, had 39A on the barrel and was a straight stock.
Sounds like you were looking at a 1954-1957 39A Mountie.
 

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I am a fan of any 39. I would pay what dcsprings did for either of those rifles as fast as I could get my wallet out of my pocket. I don't own either at this time. I have a 39 carbine and it looks like a Mountie but has the shorter magazine and does say carbine on the barrel.

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I guess I should have said the one I was looking at was a 1948 model according to the serial Number letter and it was a straight stock. So what would it be. I keep thinking about buying it but don't know enough about them other then they shoot those little bitty bullets.
 

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Desparodo, to the best of my knowledge, they didn't make a straight stock 39A in 1948. If it truly is an E prefix, then someone has modified a 39A. Any pictures. Barrel length will help identify.
 

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Now that's a dang good week!congrats and get a range report together when you get a chance!
 

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Nice pair :biggrin:
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