Although with the political climate, we may see prices bumping up over the next few months. Looks like a nice start to a fine Marlin rifle collection by the way. Modern 1895 rifles from the first couple years production also have different numbering along with outsourced barrels Douglas? Your 93 appears to have the original front and rear sights, a plus. Just a lot to consider. If you have someone reblue your Marlin 39A especially older ones make sure he is qualified. Type Place of origin United States Service history In service 1891—present Production history Designer John Marlin Designed 1891 No.
Jedman You fellows motivated me! Ads listed in discussion areas are prohibited. These guns are considered Model 36s. The 39 was produced until 1983 when the current Golden 39A was introduced. The value could be as high as 500 and may be less as I stated before. That model was one of my first. The other styles had different serial numbers. Anyone able to pin it diwn to a certain year? Don't remember the exact formula but I think I found the info at Marlin itself.
The first was purchased in 1965 at the Navy Exchange in Yokosuka, Japan. The original model designation was 1893. From Marlin rifle with serial number on top stock tang, behind hammer. I think they go well together. The Marlin 39A achieves that rare, precious distinction as both best of breed, and one of the best ever. Post up close pictures of the ser. I nearly crapped when I saw a 4-digit number.
As of late 2013, a Marlin. It was not well cared for over the years. I consider them a true classic 22 caliber rifle of the 1950s. Year 2001 starts 99 descending. We work hard to bring the best Firearms Forum has to offer! The serial number indicates it was made in 1985 -- wow! The Golden 39A has a full length steel tubular magazine under the barrel with a brass inner tube and a hammer block safety. The 24 inch barreled version has enough heft and feel to make it very easy to shoot well.
Sold it to my brother. This is a 39A from 1944 and thus does not have the cross-hammer safety or golden trigger seen on the current 39A. I was checking out the better conditioned guns. I am not saying I disagree, I am saying that I want to learn. Sounds like you have a real nice family gun! Marlin : Covering numbers: 1 - 355300.
You can see this in some of the closeups below that it spun to the side when I was taking pics of the stampings. This would also help with keeping the value up if you do decide to sell it. I have become an accomplished caller and really enjoy getting out every opportunity I can to do so. I have mentioned many times in this website how cleaning of the 22 long rifle firearms is essential to keeping them in good and reliable shooting condition. I just bought a Marlin 39 not a 39A.
It will give all the letter gun production dates as well as how to determine year of manufacture after the letter gun ceased. In this age of the false economy of skimping on firearms themselves and the proliferation of plastic and stamped steel parts, it is refreshing to shoot and enjoy an American Classic that has not sacrificed quality, heft, and feel for the sake of trendiness. And, shoot well it does. I got both the guns, but not the car. It's in near mint shape, my kids ended up liking to shoot a Nylon 66 because it was light. Any help is much appreciated.
Just some additional info on my three previous 39A's. Later ones on upper tang. I think I'll stay with the standard ammo, though. His was the version with the white spacers. Serial numbers are located under the receiver just behind the forearm.
Give the site a try, it may have something else I didn't see. In the 1954 advertisements for the Marlin model 39A, there would be two models advertised. With the character scratches it definitely adds more sentimental value. I'll pass along the info and go from there. With a capacity of 19. It now sports a Weaver 4X in Weaver mounts and shoots great with the right ammo. Just looking around to try and find out the date out was made.
In addition I own several Marlin 1. See the icons in the upper right hand corner. Many of the Marlin 39A parts can be interchanged with the guns of the 1950s. If the Marlin 39A or any 22 rifles are seriously dirty you may need a gunsmith to strip and clean it. Thank you again for your help. Briefly, if you've purchased or received a good rifle or you own one that has some personal history, try to retain it.