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circa 1960 Marlin 22LR
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:51 am    Post subject: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

Hi, My father wants to give me his uncles Marlin L/A 22LR, evidently its 15 shot, and has a gold trigger, made around 1960, any ideas as to what model this may be, also it has the original scope still in its wrapping, unused, the rifle has fired less than 50 rounds since new, any info appreciated.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 5:00 am    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

probably a 39,doesnt it have any markings?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:50 am    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

that is a marlin 39m I've had one for about 20 years..English stock..the M is for mounty from what I've looked up

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

bowsaw,

Welcome to the forums Howdy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

Marlin has made the 39 for a long time, and that's very likely what you have.
They are very fine rifles.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2007 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

Thanks fellas, I have read about them today, spose to be the ducks guts for a long time, yet to receive it, just trying to ascertain what/when/how sort of thing.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:47 am    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

when you get it, I would suggest a very through cleaning. mine tends to gum up pretty quick. err every 1k rounds or so needs very through cleaning... something like that

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:55 am    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

I read that they gum up up quicker than most, take me a while to get though a 1000 rounds though, lol. But they are easy to pull apart i read.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 12:02 pm    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

very easy to strip. if you like I could take some pictures for you. my only issue with it is the length of the stock puts my hand in an unnatural state which causes cramping. could fix that but putting a 1 inch pad on it though.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

Thanks bodyalter, would be appreciated, i live 800kms from the nearest city, so any pics diagrams etc would be great. I am told to only use LR ammo, is this the case, we have ammo called Zs here, tiny little things, be good for cleaning out some feral cats around here, but dont want to stuff the action/firearm up by using it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

You can download an owners manual with take down instructions with an exploded view of a 39A here.

www.marlinfirearms.com...en39A.aspx

and for all Marlins here

www.marlinfirearms.com...nuals.aspx

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

Thanks for that.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2007 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: circa 1960 Marlin 22LR Reply with quote

You're welcome.......... Oh and welcome to HuntingNut.

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