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Marlin 39

Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:52 am

I'd like to get a new Marlin 39 but everything I read online says they are crap since Remington bought Marlin. Does anyone own a new one who could recommend or not a purchase of one?

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Re: Marlin 39

Post by Rentprop1 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:33 am

There you go again believing everything you hear on the internet...first pythons are crap l now it's Marlins

Someone needs an attitude adjustment :ham'r
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Re: Marlin 39

Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Sun Jan 31, 2016 11:27 am

Please see the recent review in gun tests magazine of the Marlin 39. Their results coincide with owner comments on marlin owners forum.com. There are many more reports of recent Marlin 39 being poorly made. So I come here to ask a question and you don't have an answer but you do have a bad attitude toward me. By all means ignore my posts if you have nothing useful to add.

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Re: Marlin 39

Post by Rentprop1 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:19 pm

Joshua L Chamberlin wrote: So I come here to ask a question and you don't have an answer but you do have a bad attitude toward me. By all means ignore my posts if you have nothing useful to add.
most of your posts have been negative personal opinions, just ignore my replies then =:wvr
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Re: Marlin 39

Post by John K » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:52 pm

Joshua L Chamberlin wrote: Does anyone own a new one who could recommend or not a purchase of one?

... By all means ignore my posts if you have nothing useful to add.
You asked for an opinion, he gave his.

You could always find one at your local gun shop and check out the fit, finish, and build quality. And then come back and report.

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Re: Marlin 39

Post by tector » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:58 pm

Just buy a used one predating Remington.

Problem solved.
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Re: Marlin 39

Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:26 am

Update. I got to hands on examine a Marlin 39a made by Remington and it does not look as nicely made as those made by Marlin only a few years back. I resigned myself to looking for a used one. I walked into the gunshow in Miami and bought the first one I had seen there in years. The one I picked up is a 39D, one of rarest of the series, and it came to me for a great price, less than half what the new ones bring. Sometimes there are bargains at the gun show.

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Re: Marlin 39

Post by joker223 » Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:39 pm

I see them around at shows( the few that I go to) from time to time. Stick with an older pre Remington one and you'll be fine.

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Re: Marlin 39

Post by kat1950 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:28 pm

The older ones Hands down, have had mine since 1966, bought new , fit and finish Excellent, over 100,000 through and is as accurate as the day I bought it, I think I paid 42.95 , 39A golden boy

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Re: Marlin 39

Post by Joshua L Chamberlin » Tue Jan 24, 2017 9:53 am

I recently picked up another older Marlin 39 , this time a 39a. This one is more of a beater but I think that with minimal troubles that I can get it shooting again. After looking and feeling the older rifles compared to the current made ones I have to agree the quality of finishing is not even close.

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