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EKuhn
June 4, 2007, 10:56 AM
I have a Marlin Golden 39-A (.22) w/ factory Marlin scope. It has a Suffix R on the ser#, anyone know how old and/or value of this piece?

Dfariswheel
June 4, 2007, 03:48 PM
The "R" series dates to 1957-58.

Here's a site that dates Marlin's.
For POST-WAR Marlins, use the second input line down the page.
http://armscollectors.com/sn/marlinlookup.php

DouglasW
June 4, 2007, 05:19 PM
Thanks for the link Dfariswheel. The 39-A (probably a Mountie) is at the top of my lever-gun shopping list.

Dfariswheel
June 4, 2007, 06:18 PM
The Mountie is the 39-M.
The 39-A is the full-length rifle.

Both are the finest lever-action .22 rifles ever made.
Solid milled steel and American walnut, made the same way they were in 1891.

DouglasW
June 4, 2007, 06:22 PM
Ah, thank you for the clarification. My newbi-ness is showing :o

roc1
June 4, 2007, 07:45 PM
I have a 39A that is the Mountie.The overall gun is only 36" long. My dad bought in new in 1956.I have had it since I was a kid.The #SN shows to be a 56 model.The gun is marked 39A but it is a Mountie.The barrel is 20" and the stock is straight no pistol grip.
roc1

johnbt
June 4, 2007, 07:48 PM
You can't trust Marlin to make it simple though. :)

My '63 Mountie says "Golden 39-A Mountie" on the barrel.

John

DouglasW
June 4, 2007, 07:48 PM
Hmmm.....the plot thickens ;)

Mal H
June 4, 2007, 09:17 PM
The carbine version was called the 39M. I believe the 39A-"Mountie" was different from the standard 39A in that it had a straight grip as opposed to the pistol grip. I don't believe it had a short carbine barrel, but I'm not positive.

johnbt - would you measure your Mountie barrel and see if it is 20" or 24"?

Dfariswheel
June 4, 2007, 10:45 PM
Marlin made a number of different 39's.

There was also a carbine which was basically a pistol-grip rifle rear fitted to a carbine front end.
This was the 39-D.

The carbine with a straight stock was made as both the 39-A "Mountie" AND as simply the 39-M.
There was also a carbine with the new safety and rebounding hammer made from 1988 to 1995 marked as the 39-TDS.

To further confuse things, there was a 39-DL "Squirrel Gun" carbine made from 1960 to 1963, and a 39 "Carbine" made with a 3/4 length magazine tube made from 1963 to 67, and several commemorative or limited edition carbines like the Century Limited and the Article II.

EKuhn
June 5, 2007, 08:55 AM
The barrel doesn't have Mountie on it, just "Golden 39-A". It does have a pistol grip, not an English style stock. It has a Marlin 4X scope. Hate to do it, but I'm thinking of getting rid of it, any idea of value?

Dfariswheel
June 5, 2007, 05:57 PM
Nice used Marlin's in excellent condition are starting around $350.

On the internet, they seem to run around $450 to $500.