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croftonaviation
June 30, 2014, 07:30
Hey guys, I have a chance to buy a marlin 39a, made in 1950 for $200. Blueing is around 90%, perhaps a little better. Wood has some honest wear but nothing bad. The rifle has been drilled and tapped on the l/h side of the receiver for a weaver scope mount. The action is smooth, and it has a nice trigger. I am thinking go for it, any thoughts.

Tom

metalreptile
June 30, 2014, 07:45
For $200....grab it! Of course the drill & tap hurts the value, but I see them selling for $500 in 95% or so. For $200 I would never have even put it back down!

nwobhm
June 30, 2014, 07:45
This one?

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=425443417

nwobhm
June 30, 2014, 07:45
For $200....grab it! Of course the drill & tap hurts the value, but I see them selling for $500 in 95% or so. For $200 I would never have even put it back down!

+1

croftonaviation
June 30, 2014, 07:57
Thanks guys, no it is in my neighbors safe. He and I trade all the time so it's not going anywhere.

I'll post some pics when I pick it up Friday.

Thanks

Tom

nearmisses
June 30, 2014, 13:20
That's a sweet deal. Test fire and see if the chamber is still good. Have seen problems with them rupturing case heads and pieces of brass in the forehead, thank God for shooting glasses! I have always preferred the straight grip 39M but that's a personal thing. They are quite accurate and work real sweet.

RG Coburn
June 30, 2014, 14:39
I bought one about a year ago,and seems to me it was around $300,and I thought that was pretty good. They aren't terribly common.

Wildcat
June 30, 2014, 17:59
Those are neat rifles. They run short, longs and long-rifles and pretty well at that.

The newer ones (started before Marlin was consumed by Remington) didn't have as smooth an action due to the rebounding hammer that was introduced as an (unneeded) idea to make the rifle safer.

The one you describe shouldn't be afflicted with such foolishness.

See if he'll let you test drive it.

MAINER
June 30, 2014, 18:32
Definitely a buy at $200 or even $300 at 90%.

SWOHFAL
July 01, 2014, 00:28
New are around $600, last I checked, and you know they older ones are better.

Timber Wolf
July 01, 2014, 11:55
The old Marlins of every caliber are doing nothing but going up, and up, and up. Which is good I guess for the ones I own but not good for the several I still want to own.