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#1 cheygriz

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Posted 31 January 2007 - 11:07 PM

Does anyone know when (and WHY) Marlin discontinued this little carbine? To me, the "Mountie" was the ultimate .22 lever gun. :(

Edited by cheygriz, 31 January 2007 - 11:08 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2007 - 12:03 AM

The carbine version of the 39 with the "Mountie" designation was discontinued in 1972. Don't have a clue as to why they dropped the name. They continued the 39M straight grip carbine at least through '87 and the 39TDS through '95.
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Posted 02 February 2007 - 07:47 PM

I'm a big Marlin fan, but I am having treouble figuring out why they feel the need to put those ungodly long "musket" length barrels on a .22 lever gun like the 39.

A lever gun is supposed to be light, handy and fast handling! And why on earth put a barrel longer than 18 inches on this type of rifle??? :o

If they brought back the "Mountie" or something quivalent, I'd buy one tomorrow. :Beat head on desk:

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 06:41 PM

Accuracy is most of it.. .. the longer barrel burns the powder more efficient and longer site plane makes it just slightly more accurate.. ( I like the longer barrels and was real happy when Marlin came out with xlr in 24 in.. in centerfires.. :tumbs:

Not saying that I don't love my Mountie .. But I like the longer barrels better..

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:16 PM

I liked my Mountie, which had a Williams receiver sight, but sometimes I wished it had a pistol grip. However, the full-sized 39A is just too heavy and long for me to buy for the grandkids.

If Marlin made one somewhere in-between the two models, with a pistol grip, it would be about the most perfect lever gun ever made.

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Posted 03 February 2007 - 07:30 PM

I have a Mountie and I love it. It is short, quick to point and very accurate. I have at one time or the other had three regular length rifles but I believe I like the Mountie better. I too wished they made them new. I would have to have another one myself.
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Posted 03 February 2007 - 11:13 PM

Maybe if all of us old codgers who like the Mountie would E -mail Marlin and..............nahhhhh, they wouldn't listen! :Beat head on desk:

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Posted 06 February 2007 - 03:17 PM

Lets just say for conversation that on one site we have a few members that work for Marlin and we know R&D reads it also.. along with some other manufactures and ammo makers.. They don't have email contact information,, but they have listened to some of the people ( buyers and shooters) and made some changes in the past that have been suggested.. As far as bringing back a rilfe line.. well.. the more that post on it the more it gets the word out.. I won't link to the other site here, ( not knowing policy on it).. but if anyone intrested you can email me .. or pm.
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Posted 02 December 2007 - 11:19 PM

I have a Mountie and I love it. It is short, quick to point and very accurate. I have at one time or the other had three regular length rifles but I believe I like the Mountie better. I too wished they made them new. I would have to have another one myself.
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Why want the 'lawyerized' new ones when there are plenty of older Mounties out there?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 09:13 AM

Why want the 'lawyerized' new ones when there are plenty of older Mounties out there?

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Do u guys know how I can find the manufacture date on a Marlin Golden 39A the serial # starts with Z ?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 01:24 PM

Do u guys know how I can find the manufacture date on a Marlin Golden 39A the serial # starts with Z ?



The Y and Z pre-fixes were used in 1964... does that jive with what you believe to be the age of your rifle? letter pre-fixes were used from '48 to'68.

Later models had a system of subtracting the first two numbers from 100 for the age... for example, my 39A has a 20xxx........ serial number so was made in 1980. This was odd because lower serial numbered guns were actually newer, 19xxx....... were 1981, 18xxx...... were 1982, etc.
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Posted 03 December 2007 - 02:48 PM

[quote name='Carl' date='Dec 3 2007, 01:24 PM' post='13670']
The Y and Z pre-fixes were used in 1964... does that jive with what you believe to be the age of your rifle? letter pre-fixes were used from '48 to'68.

Later models had a system of subtracting the first two numbers from 100 for the age... for example, my 39A has a 20xxx........ serial number so was made in 1980. This was odd because lower serial numbered guns were actually newer, 19xxx....... were 1981, 18xxx...... were 1982, etc.
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Well I thought it was 59 or 60 from the info I had, thats the reason i wanted to know if there was a way to tell for sure. thankyou for your help

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 04:12 PM

I should probably post what info I have at the top of the Marlin section and "pin" it like I did in the Remington section. Then if more info comes in later, I can add it to that post. I will need to research what they did after 1999 if the system was changed.
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Posted 26 December 2007 - 08:50 PM

[quote name='cheygriz' date='Feb 1 2007, 12:07 AM' post='4400']
Does anyone know when (and WHY) Marlin discontinued this little carbine? To me, the "Mountie" was the ultimate .22 lever gun.

You might check Brophy's book on Marlin guns. A more recent "Mountie" type 39 is the Marlin 1897 Texan manufactured a few years ago. I see NIB ones listed on GunBroker from time to time. The Texan is essentially the Mountie with a square lever, 20" octagon barrel, straight stock, Marbles sights and checkering on the forearm and stock handle. Hope this helps. 1knifeboy




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