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Marlin 39a

SundanceSundance Member Posts: 1

I had several guns when I was younger and went through a "spell" where I sold all of them. I'm gradually beginning to get some of them back. I had a 39a that bought from "Brendles" when I was just old enough to own my own gun. I can remember at the time there were common issues with color matching on stocks and forearm wood... However, I don't see anything of the sort on anything listed today. At the time, I seem to remember that was a common issue that ran over many years. Just looking to get some "input" on if anyone else remembers this. I want to make sure that if I'm paying premium prices for a replace rifle, that I'm not getting one where the stock has been replaced. I'd appreciate any input you might have.

Also, does the year affect the pricing? I'm looking for good quality gun. It doesn't have to be perfect. Any thoughts on years and value in general.

Thanks

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  • toad67toad67 Member Posts: 12,958 ✭✭✭✭

    I have had quite a few Marlins over the years, and can't recall much about mismatched wood, but do remember hearing vaguely about it. Marlin made many different versions of the 39, and it would take some time to research all of them. What particular model of 39 are you looking for?

  • asphalt cowboyasphalt cowboy Member Posts: 8,909 ✭✭✭✭

    Look for one with the circled JM acceptance stamp on the barrel.

    I've never seen nor heard of color match issues on original wood so it might indicate replacement. Just my personal opinion but would avoid the ones with the cheesy diamond checkering. It degrades the appearance of an otherwise elegant rifle.

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