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Just picked up my "new" 1976 model 39m last night. Looks fine, shoots fine, functions fine.

The butt plate screws are gold, is this correct? Never seen this before...


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Never heard of the gold screws,but 1976 was bi-centennial everything that year,so maybe they did that year.I bought one in 1975.It was a very accurate shooter.I decided to put a scope on it about ten years ago and Wow!!! that thing shoots bug holes.A friend bought a Winchester 9422 the same time as I bought mine.That Marlin has a louder crack sound than the Winchester.I wish I could have chronographed the two to see what the velocity difference was.Between the two,I'd take the marlin anyday.Enjoy your Marlin.


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Thanks bald,

I wondered about the bi-centennial thing. Could be...

I have a '75 model 39a and it has the normal black screws.


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Mine, 80 I think, Original Golden 39M, just has a gold trigger.

And I think it had a gold bead front sight. But after I put a scope on it I took the front sight off to make it more snag free. And now, who knows where it's at.

It is also very accurate.

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I own a 1976 39M that I received new as a gift from my dad. Mine has the standard, blued screws for the butt plate.


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Just got a 1978 Golden 39 M gold butt plate screws. This is 2nd one I have other one is a 1963 no golden screws in it. Both great shooters.

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No matter why the gold screws are there you should have a wonderful shooter there. I used a 2 3/4 X Redfield wide scope on it for years. At 75 yards it was quite fun to surprise squirrels in the good old days. I don't have that habitat to hunt in now. It was the woods where I learned a lot about stalking. Squirrels will teach you some honest technique about stalking and hand you your hat some days. Be Well and shoot a 39A, RZ.

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My Golden 39M has the gold screws in the butt plate but has a blued trigger. It’s a 1982 model

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Dang, i have an Original Golden 39M too, need to go check the screws, can swear they're blue steel.


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Yep, serial no 271264XX, blue steel screws.


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Originally Posted by gunner500
Yep, serial no 271264XX, blue steel screws.


1973, thanks for the speak on the subject men, never thought to look that one up.


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My 1894 357 magnum has gold screws in the butt plate. 1980 manufacture date.


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The ‘77 39A I just got has blue ones.


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I picked up a 1976 Golden 39M a few years ago and it has blue screws.


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