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Old October 31, 2009, 11:25 PM   #1
Surculus Solitudo
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Marlin 39A Buttplate

I recently bought a Marlin Model 39A from my neighbor who moved back to Chicago from Arizona. The rifle has a serial number led by the letter P so I believe it was made in 1957. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. It looks to be in good condition except it is missing the buttplate. I checked with Numrich but no luck.

Does anyone know where I might find a buttplate? Was the original plastic? Was it embossed with the Marlin logo? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old November 1, 2009, 08:03 AM   #2
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[Does anyone know where I might find a buttplate?]

http://www.gun-parts.com/buttplates/ - Bob's Gun Shop, $25, call AM only.

[Was the original plastic?] - Yes

[ Was it embossed with the Marlin logo?] - Yes

The issue white line spacer can be duplicated via cutting the side out of a large (empty/rinsed) white plastic Clorox bleach bottle, popping two holes appropriately spaced for the BP screws, attaching it under the BP and carefully paring off the excess with a sharp whittling/pen knife blade.

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Old November 2, 2009, 08:19 PM   #3
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Wow - great idea. I looked at mine and that would make a very comparable look.
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Old November 3, 2009, 07:43 PM   #4
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Or you can go to www.vintagegrips.com and get the same repro buttplate for $16.60. Bob's has always been more expensive than others.
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