NIKON PROSTAFF - 480 CLICKS OF CAN-DO!
 

Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#855688 - 05/11/06 Marlin 39 a
uncle joe Online   content
Campfire Regular

Registered: 04/30/06
Posts: 857
Loc: Canton Ga
Got to shoot my 39a for the first time today. It came fitted with a Lyman peep sight that I bore sighted with a laser.
This old gun is incredible, even with my tired old eyes. I can only guess how my son will do with it.
They sure don't make guns like they used to.
_________________________
Never try to teach a pig to sing...
...it wastes your time and annoys the pig!

Top
RV 728 BP
CLICK HERE for a GREAT DEAL on a HOWA 1500 from WHITTAKERS!
#855689 - 05/21/06 Re: Marlin 39 a
EthanEdwards Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 11/05/05
Posts: 34379
"They sure don't make guns like they used to."

Amen to that.
_________________________
Tell those protesters to kiss my ass.

Top
#855690 - 05/27/06 Re: Marlin 39 a
MOGC Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 03/15/05
Posts: 4993
It is a classic for sure, great rifle enjoy!
_________________________
"Doing the right thing isn't always easy, but it's always RIGHT!"

Top
#855691 - 06/08/06 Re: Marlin 39 a
JohnAZ Offline
Member

Registered: 07/30/05
Posts: 12
Loc: Sierra Vista, AZ
The Marlin 39A is my favorite .22 I have about ten. .22 in the closet and the 39A is my go to rimfire. I have a Simmons 3x9 mounted on it. I used the factory open sights for years, the scope helps out greatly with my older eyes.

Top
#855692 - 08/26/06 Re: Marlin 39 a
gd'40EG-300 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 11/04/05
Posts: 2484
Loc: NE-Connecticut
what year was your 39a made ?

Top
#2605349 - 11/29/08 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: gd'40EG-300]
uncle joe Online   content
Campfire Regular

Registered: 04/30/06
Posts: 857
Loc: Canton Ga
I only waited 2 years to answer, guess my eyes aren't the only thing gettin old. It is a c prefix 1946.
_________________________
Never try to teach a pig to sing...
...it wastes your time and annoys the pig!

Top
#2609636 - 12/01/08 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: uncle joe]
jkingrph Offline
Member

Registered: 02/22/07
Posts: 180
Loc: E. Texas, N. Louisiana
Dad bought me one of those back in 1952, when I was in the second grade. Later that year he got a 336sc in 35Rem. He did not know that much about guns but made some great choices.

Top
#2610963 - 12/02/08 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: jkingrph]
bea175 Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 27819
Loc: Kpt.,TN , Montgomery, Co, VA
I haven't been without a Marlin 336 for coon's age and have owned more than a dozen others over the years . The one i sold back in the 60's was a NRA Octangle barrel, sure wish i had kept it. The one i own now is the PRE SAFETY Model. I hate that cross bolt safety they now have on the newer ones. I have Williams Peep Sights on the one i own now and love the balance it has without a scope . Long live the Model 39 .
_________________________
There’s a great place to go when you’re broke — to work!”



Top
#4217993 - 07/05/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: bea175]
eaglesnester Offline
Member

Registered: 10/11/07
Posts: 47
Loc: Northern B.C. Canada
What ever you do never ever buy a NEW Marlin 39A 22 lever gun. They are pure garbage and befret with problems. They fail to fire about 90% of the time and when they do manage to fire they fail to extract and fail to eject almost 100% of the time. The guns are next to useless

Top
#4220359 - 07/06/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: eaglesnester]
Glock2240 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 1065
Loc: In the Middle of Montana
If you have a problem with one of Marlins rifles, I've never heard of them not repairing it at their own expense, if you contact them.
Tim
_________________________
"I hate rude behaviour in a man .....I won't tolerate it." Capt. Woodrow F. Call (Tommy Lee Jones) The Movie "Lonesome Dove"



Top
#4239736 - 07/13/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: eaglesnester]
MarlinBill Offline
Member

Registered: 11/13/09
Posts: 44
Loc: Finger Lakes, NY
Taking my "New" bought in 2008 to my dad to shoot. I really love that rifle, and he has always wanted to use one. I have a 39 carbine to shoot so I still have a lever .22. My 39A is an amazing rifle with great wood, great fit, and shoots everything with no problems, and very accurate. If you do run into a problem they are easy to fix. eaglesnester, I will buy yours for $100 off you...let me know. For a next to useless gun that a good deal.


Edited by MarlinBill (07/13/10)
_________________________
Nothin Clever Here

Top
#4240471 - 07/13/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: eaglesnester]
RS308MX Online   content
Campfire Guide

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 4778
Loc: Saratoga County, NY
Originally Posted By: eaglesnester
What ever you do never ever buy a NEW Marlin 39A 22 lever gun. They are pure garbage and befret with problems. They fail to fire about 90% of the time and when they do manage to fire they fail to extract and fail to eject almost 100% of the time. The guns are next to useless


B.S. to this. I bought a new 39a two years ago and have had no trouble with it at all. Nothing! I shoot it at least 5 days a week at targets and/or pests around the house. It gets used more during squirrel season. I have never had a FTF or FTE, ever! The rifle works perfectly with any ammo I feed it. I don't know if you have personal experience with one bad rifle or heard it from someone else but I could not diagree with your statements more. You sound more like a Henry owner than someone who known anything about Marlins'.
_________________________
Be not simply good; be good for something. - Fortune Cookie

Top
#4517002 - 10/20/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: RS308MX]
chromatica Offline
New Member

Registered: 10/20/10
Posts: 1
I bought a new M39A six months ago and took it to a daylong shoot. I fed 250 rounds through it without a hitch.

Top
#4525420 - 10/23/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: eaglesnester]
Big Stick Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 01/25/01
Posts: 37736
Loc: Paradise,Alaska
Originally Posted By: eaglesnester
What ever you do never ever buy a NEW Marlin 39A 22 lever gun. They are pure garbage and befret with problems. They fail to fire about 90% of the time and when they do manage to fire they fail to extract and fail to eject almost 100% of the time. The guns are next to useless


I can hear the Banjo's from here..................
_________________________
Brad says: "Can't fault Rick for his pity letting you back on the fire... but pity it was and remains. Nothing more, nothing less. A sad little man in a sad little dream."

Top
#4527338 - 10/24/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: Big Stick]
dubePA Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 02/04/01
Posts: 3943
Loc: PA
Them ain't banjos you're hearing. It's the castanet-like sound of someone's brain rattlin' around in his haid, coupled with the harmonious sound of flappin' lips. ;O)

My 39A is about 5 years old. Found it used in my favorite rural gun shop, in as-new condition for $300 a few years ago. Even got the box'n stuff with it. The ones in the new rack, were around $400 at the time. Shoots like every other M39 I've ever had my hands on: Very well.

Only problem I had, was with some old PMC Predator ammo. Now and then one wouldn't extract. Everything else shoots fine in it and pops right out.
_________________________
If three or more people think you're a dimwit, chances are at least one of them is right.

Top
#4584018 - 11/10/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: dubePA]
458 Lott Offline
Campfire Kahuna

Registered: 01/29/01
Posts: 15182
Loc: Conundrum, Alaska
Just got a 39a mountie yesterday. It's lived a rough life, but the bore looks good. Can't wait to shoot it, but I need a new firing pin, and will be putting a williams foolproof on as a rear sight. The gun just feels good in your hands.
_________________________
I'm not a gunwriter, that's 458 win. I'm just a gun-nut in Alaska.

Top
#4765324 - 12/31/10 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: 458 Lott]
Mikem2 Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 06/21/05
Posts: 1819
Loc: Virginia
Added a 39A made in 1958 yesterday with a Weaver El Paso 2.5x and weaver mounts, cleaned (including a decade or two of dust off the scope lense). First few shots were 1.5" up and 1.5" right, adjusted to zero. Dime size groups at 50y! Slick lever action and crisp trigger!

Top
#4767121 - 01/01/11 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: Mikem2]
boatammo Offline
Campfire Ranger

Registered: 03/25/06
Posts: 1761
Loc: eastern MT
Have 2 mounties 1966 and 1969. They both shoot and are as trouble free as a gun could be. And they got class.

Top
#4857259 - 01/24/11 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: eaglesnester]
avagadro Offline
Campfire 'Bwana

Registered: 08/01/02
Posts: 10718
Loc: Tri-Cities, Washington State
Originally Posted By: eaglesnester
What ever you do never ever buy a NEW Marlin 39A 22 lever gun. They are pure garbage and befret with problems. They fail to fire about 90% of the time and when they do manage to fire they fail to extract and fail to eject almost 100% of the time. The guns are next to useless


WOW ... someone got one worse than mine. Mine would fail to fire 2-3 time a magazine full ... with a similar number of fail to ejects (always extracted). CCI Blazer were 100% fail to eject!!

Was hoping it just needed broken in ... NOPE ... condition continued.

Quick trip to Marlin a few months ago, came back in 2-3 weeks, all was fine. Works like its supposed to ... with on problems, but there's only a couple hundred rounds through it in one range trip and no CCI Blazers yet ... but I'm confident it will be fine!!

So I can see it being possible depending on the ammo eagle tried.

Send it back ... to the factory or sell it to me for $101 smile
_________________________
George
Associate Gypsy
Order of Sleepless Knights

Originally Posted By: GOD
... That is when I carried you ...

Top
#4991696 - 02/28/11 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: avagadro]
bea175 Offline
Campfire Oracle

Registered: 02/15/02
Posts: 27819
Loc: Kpt.,TN , Montgomery, Co, VA
The new ones may be OK but i will take the older version any day over a new one.
_________________________
There’s a great place to go when you’re broke — to work!”



Top
#5181168 - 04/25/11 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: bea175]
jerry46 Offline
Member

Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Central Florida
I found a used Marlin 39A for sale in a pawn shop about a year ago. Probably about 90%. It is an older 39A (1965 I think) with a cheap 4X scope on it. I do have some feeding problems with it. Feeds a little rough and completely jams about every 20-30 rounds or so. It is still my favorite .22 and one of my most accurate. Any suggestions on the feeding?

Top
#5181871 - 04/26/11 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: jerry46]
Glock2240 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 1065
Loc: In the Middle of Montana
Originally Posted By: jerry46
I found a used Marlin 39A for sale in a pawn shop about a year ago. Probably about 90%. It is an older 39A (1965 I think) with a cheap 4X scope on it. I do have some feeding problems with it. Feeds a little rough and completely jams about every 20-30 rounds or so. It is still my favorite .22 and one of my most accurate. Any suggestions on the feeding?


When you say "it feeds a little rough" are you operating the lever slow or at a fast pace? As for the jams every 20-30 rounds, how are you operating the lever when this happens? It could be something as simple as cleaning the magazine tube, the cartridge cutoff is located at the end of the mag tube. Hope this helps.

Tim
_________________________
"I hate rude behaviour in a man .....I won't tolerate it." Capt. Woodrow F. Call (Tommy Lee Jones) The Movie "Lonesome Dove"



Top
#5183122 - 04/26/11 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: Glock2240]
jerry46 Offline
Member

Registered: 08/18/08
Posts: 76
Loc: Central Florida
Originally Posted By: Glock2240
Originally Posted By: jerry46
I found a used Marlin 39A for sale in a pawn shop about a year ago. Probably about 90%. It is an older 39A (1965 I think) with a cheap 4X scope on it. I do have some feeding problems with it. Feeds a little rough and completely jams about every 20-30 rounds or so. It is still my favorite .22 and one of my most accurate. Any suggestions on the feeding?


When you say "it feeds a little rough" are you operating the lever slow or at a fast pace? As for the jams every 20-30 rounds, how are you operating the lever when this happens? It could be something as simple as cleaning the magazine tube, the cartridge cutoff is located at the end of the mag tube. Hope this helps.

Tim


I work the lever fast. When I say operates rough, I often will have to work the lever sever several times to get the shell to go into the chamber. When I say it jams, it will not go into the chamber. It seems to be pointed too high. If I take something small and push the point of the shell down some, it will go in.

Top
#5183969 - 04/26/11 Re: Marlin 39 a [Re: jerry46]
Glock2240 Offline
Campfire Regular

Registered: 10/02/05
Posts: 1065
Loc: In the Middle of Montana
Originally Posted By: jerry46
Originally Posted By: Glock2240
Originally Posted By: jerry46
I found a used Marlin 39A for sale in a pawn shop about a year ago. Probably about 90%. It is an older 39A (1965 I think) with a cheap 4X scope on it. I do have some feeding problems with it. Feeds a little rough and completely jams about every 20-30 rounds or so. It is still my favorite .22 and one of my most accurate. Any suggestions on the feeding?


When you say "it feeds a little rough" are you operating the lever slow or at a fast pace? As for the jams every 20-30 rounds, how are you operating the lever when this happens? It could be something as simple as cleaning the magazine tube, the cartridge cutoff is located at the end of the mag tube. Hope this helps.

Tim


There is a cartridge guide that may be bent that could easily be replaced.
Tim

I work the lever fast. When I say operates rough, I often will have to work the lever sever several times to get the shell to go into the chamber. When I say it jams, it will not go into the chamber. It seems to be pointed too high. If I take something small and push the point of the shell down some, it will go in.
_________________________
"I hate rude behaviour in a man .....I won't tolerate it." Capt. Woodrow F. Call (Tommy Lee Jones) The Movie "Lonesome Dove"



Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >

Moderator:  RickBin, SYSOP 
RV 180 2
CLICK HERE for HUGE SUMMER DAYS SAVINGS on ZEISS OPTICS at CAMERA LAND!
RV 160 1 2
RV 160 2 2
Who's Online
448 registered (224th, 1lessdog, 1sgLunde, 204guy, 12344mag, 50 invisible), 875 Guests and 301 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
RV 160 3 2
Forum Stats
53,266 Registered Members
72 Forums
687,480 Topics
9,930,647 Posts

Most users ever online: 4,830 @ 12/02/14










Copyright © 2000-2015 24hourcampfire.com, Inc. All Rights Reserved.