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Dean C
September 12, 2004, 11:41 PM
Up on the hill today. Saw a grouse. Jacked a shell into the chamber. Little head in the sight, click? Jacked another in, click? (actually did the same about 5 times) Grouse gone, long walk back! OK what's wrong? Got home, broke it down, the firing pin is about 1/4" short, quick inspection, BROKE!!! @#$%&%$#@! Still don't know where the other piece went. Shot great last time I shot it, a week ago.

Marlin 39A, 1980 mfg. date (sweet grouse gun, little fuzzy spot behind the ear is the target), where to buy a firing pin on line, quickly?

Actually, the real question is how does a firing pin break and not give you a hint that something is fatigueing? A little back ground, the last several weeks I've been shooting it, along with my son who has a match to my 39A, I was getting what I thought were punk rounds. He didn't have any. OOPS, I think I just possibly found the hint. Sure helps writing it down. Anyway I need a trustworthy place to buy a new firing pin either on line or in the Seattle area and some insight on failure mode indicators.

thanks,
dean

JoeHatley
September 13, 2004, 08:42 AM
When I needed parts for my 39a, I just called Marlin. www.marlinfirearms.com 800-544-8892 I had the parts in just a few days. Very helpfull folks.

You could also try www.gun-parts.com or www.brownells.com

Good Luck...

Joe

Dean C
September 13, 2004, 02:20 PM
Thanks Joe,
I just called Brownells and got the best customer service I've had in a long time. Thanks for the lead, the parts are on their way.
dean