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Old 04-21-2021, 4:42 PM
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Hey fellas, I'm looking for reviews of the Marlin 39s made in the early to mid 2000s...
Specifically 2005-2008. I think these were the last years before Remington took charge and canned them (other then custom shop)

I really like the wood on these guns but I have no experience with them....

Just wondering if anybody has any hands on experience with these....

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A friend of mine bought one of them in that time frame. It was his first lever action and he loved it so much he got a Marlin 1894, a 39M Mountie, a 336, and finally an 1895. I think he sold the 1895 but kept the others.

His Model 39 is a great gun; no problems at all. That and his 1894 are what got me hooked on lever actions myself.
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A friend of mine bought one of them in that time frame. It was his first lever action and he loved it so much he got a Marlin 1894, a 39M Mountie, a 336, and finally an 1895. I think he sold the 1895 but kept the others.

His Model 39 is a great gun; no problems at all. That and his 1894 are what got me hooked on lever actions myself.
Your friend sounds like a good guy.....

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Though I surely prefer the older ones..It will likely be a good enu of Firearm..I hate the cross bolt safety and rebounding hammer on the newer ones..I only buy the older ones myself, pre rebound/cross bolt..But the older JMs are getting pricey now..
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They are very much worth spending the time to look for a good example. They are out there and a bit spendy but very much worth it in the long run. With minimum decent care, they will last almost forever.

Solid, hardened, forged steel receiver, bolt, lever and trigger, Marlin did not skimp on the design or fabrication of the 39 series, they paid as much attention to these as they did their center fire lever guns and it shows.

You put one up to your shoulder and there is nothing like it. I bought mine new in early 1977 and had it extensively refined by a top local gunsmith. Mine came with a plain stock, he fitted and hand rubbed a checkered walnut stock, had all of the steel parts polished and deep re-blued. I smoothed the action myself as well as rounding off the sharp edges on the lever and trigger. I also had the trigger 24 carat gold plated.



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Nice!

A model 39 is definitely on my get list
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Nice!

A model 39 is definitely on my get list
Bunch of really nice ones on GunBroker right now. Prices all over the place but a few are priced fairly affordable:

https://www.gunbroker.com/Lever-Acti...13&PageSize=24

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Bunch of really nice ones on GunBroker right now. Prices all over the place but a few are priced fairly affordable:

https://www.gunbroker.com/Lever-Acti...13&PageSize=24

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That is a Beauty Dan..
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Good listing here (CalGuns):

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...&highlight=39a

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I have a non-Mountie Mountie from the 50's as I prefer the carbine length. Not a showpiece, but pretty good shape (metal is all clean). I keep my eye out for a replacement straight stock on occasion, but it's still a shooter and a lot of fun. Holds a lot of shorts...haha.
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