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Finally - Got a 39A Back in the House #16043272 04/30/21
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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!

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Re: Finally - Got a 39A Back in the House [Re: AZ Southpaw] #16043649 04/30/21
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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.


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Re: Finally - Got a 39A Back in the House [Re: AZ Southpaw] #16044780 05/01/21
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Looks like you did well. Love these threads myself and can’t wait until I can post another one myself.


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Re: Finally - Got a 39A Back in the House [Re: AZ Southpaw] #16070734 05/09/21
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AZ, how would you like to have another Mountie?


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Re: Finally - Got a 39A Back in the House [Re: muleshoe] #16071064 05/09/21
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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? smile

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Re: Finally - Got a 39A Back in the House [Re: AZ Southpaw] #16074391 Yesterday at 05:26 AM
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Was thinking of a swap.

Yeah, my wife doesn't venture in here either. grin


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