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I was moving things around to make room in my safe, and as I was sorting through I was surprised at the number of Marlin rimfires I had accumulated. I love shooting 22's, and these are about a quarter of what I have in rimfires, but put together, make a very nice grouping. Almost wish I had a safe way to leave them out where I could appreciate them

From left to right:
39 Mountie (1959)
39 Carbine (1966)
39M Octagon (1973)
Golden 39M (1982)
Golden 39M
1897 Texan

1894M (22 mag) (1983)

 

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Nice looking collection:congrats:...I am green with envy. Some day I'll own a 39...
 

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Hey Greg,

Fine looking stable of 39's!

Later, Mark
 

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Beautiful. I like the classic, sleek look of straight stocks, too, and the way they encourage your forward hand to control the rifle.
 

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Nice rifles, happy shootin'.
 

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Very nice, picked up my first straight stock the other day....I caught the fever
 

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Wicked Purty!!! Congrats!
 

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All I can say is "WOW"!
 

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Very nice sure hope you have ammo enough to take em to the dance.
 

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beautiful! thanks for sharing.
 

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A couple people have asked about the Texan. It's actually one I recently acquired in a trade (NIB) and haven't shot yet, but I'll try to answer the question about forward weight.

Now, I don't have a very accurate scale. but standing three similar rifles - the Texan, a Golden 39M, and a 39M Octagon - on a bathroom scale, all three hit at just over five pounds. I think the only difference I note when shouldering them is in FEEL. By that I mean that when shouldering the Texan, it feels a bit muzzle heavy. BUT, I don't think it's the actual weight distribution, but rather hand placement on the forearm.

As you can see in the following photos, the forearm of the 1897 is several inches shorter than on my other 39's, so your hand placement on the forearm is not as far forward, which means there's a perceived feeling of more weight out front.

For comparison purposes, here's a photo of the three example rifles, with the Texan at the bottom, the 39M Octagon on top of it, then the Golden 39M at the top. You can see that the two 39's have almost identical length forearms, while the Texan is about 2-3/4" shorter. The second and third photos just give additional perspective.





 

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SWEEEEEEEEEET Widow
 

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Nice collection, thanks for sharing.
 
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