I love reading the new-to-me 39A threads, and I can finally add one of my own!
I shot a friend's Mountie when I was a teenager and I've wanted a 39A ever since. I actually had one years ago, but for various reasons had to let it go. When the opportunity arose to acquire this one, I jumped on it.
It's dated to 1950. I took it to an indoor range just to check the sights and it ran everything like butter, and everything landed point-of-aim out to the 25-yard backstop. That's about how far my first game shot with the rifle was a week later. This jack went straight down to an off-hand shot with older eyes and open sights. Looks like the start to a beautiful friendship!
Those 39a's are great.I bought mine in 1975 new for a $125.It is accurate as hell.I put a scope on it in 2010.I knew it was accurate with open sights,but man,with a scope I was shooting at bullet holes and hitting them often at fifty yards.
~Molɔ̀ːn Labé Skýla~ As Bob Hagel would say"You should not use a rifle that will kill an animal when everything goes right; you should use one that will do the job when everything goes wrong."Good words of wisdom...............
Muleshoe...I've been "acquiring" too much here lately. And that 39A I mentioned letting go - well, I may have a chance to get it back. Having said that, my wife is not a member of the Campfire, so feel free to shoot me a PM with what you might be thinking?