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Progess On the Model 39A

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    Posted: 06 January 2011 at 13:10

Fella's;

This week has been productive as far as the resurrection of the model 39A.  For those who have forgotten, this sweet young thing was horribly abused as a child, not in her original wood, and rusted to boot!  Really, she was dressed in rags, I'm tellin' ya!

So, I detail cleaned her, and boy-oh-boy, was that ever necessary.  Then, the magazine tube was crushed in one spot & just did not look good.  Off she went to the smith, got re-blued and a new mag tube.  I traded out lock work for that, sweet!  Now, the metal's purty, but the wood still sucks ditch water.  Something had to be done.  Therefore, I put a notice out on a well-known Marlin board asking for wood help.  Today, a reply told me of Macon Gunstocks, whose website certainly seems to offer the clothes the 39A should be clad in.  I'll call tomorrow.  

And, as a sort of celebration, I ordered a DNZ scope mount for her.  That'll allow me to put on the Leupold 4X rimfire I got from Max, & have it on there solidly. 

This project just may be gettin' close to bein' done!

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You realise that we'd have liked before and after pictures.
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Rocky;

After all these years you should know, I don't do pictures.  If you don't like it, beat the snot outta the nearest programmer you can find.

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CB..I know you don't got no yonkers in the house BUT.....there maybe could be some neighborhood GradeSchoolers around that could show you how to do the picture thingy......just pretend to be a nice 'ol grampy type feller an' ask one of them for help....

Did we see that old 39A last spring or just hear the story of your adoption of it????
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IBD;

It was there, you saw it.

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Originally posted by CB900F CB900F wrote:

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It was there, you saw it.

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Well, then CB, when the project is completed you best be nice to one of them there neighborhood youngsters and get us some pictures! 

What say the rest of you feller's on that?????




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 It generally makes things go better if you do the wood then the bluing unless the stock is a drop in/direct replacement.
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Rob;

I'm wanting to buy direct factory replacement wood.  I'd like the older dark walnut, no white line spacers, and the fat forend.  That may be a futile hunt though.

I called Macon Gunstocks this morning hoping that what they showed on their website was direct factory type wood.  Alas, it isn't.  It's the correct form, rough inletted, and unfinished.  Perforce, I may have to take up woodworking.  But I know from bitter experience that it's not my forte - by a long shot.

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CB..did you try places like Gun Parts Corp for factory wood???
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IBD;

Getting new factory wood isn't a real problem.  The problem is I don't want it.  What I want is the old dark walnut, no white line spacers, and the fat forend.  And finding that is a problem.

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It would be nice to find one in  "New Old Stock".

But if you know a gun with the right proportions, maybe you could 'borrow' the wood and have a duplicator make one out of XXX walnut.  Sweet.

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Just a thought.  My kid was using a 39A at the last MYGAWDS, did it have the correct forearm?  I think it is vintage 1972.

I could loan you the forearem to duplicate?

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Originally posted by BEAR BEAR wrote:

Just a thought.  My kid was using a 39A at the last MYGAWDS, did it have the correct forearm?  I think it is vintage 1972.

I could loan you the forearem to duplicate?



Did U ever get that 39 stock refinished for your brother??????
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bro said he wanted to do it.  don't think it happened yet.

Went to gun show (with same Bro) this morning.  Looking for a used decent forend for CB.  Only one Marlin 39 (not 39A) there.  Guy wanted $1200.  Didn't think the guy would part with the forend.LOL

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Fella's;

That forearm, that fat one, is about vintage 1952, give or take a few years.  The actual gun I'm working on is a mid-1960's I think.  But, I'm not trying for a restoration, I'm trying to just get what I want.

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Yes, Cb got youo.

You want a slim forearm as in the earlier m 39s.  Right?

It looks more like the forearm of a m 336 or a win 94?

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Bear;

Nope, I want the fat forearm.

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CB.   by that do you mean the one currently on the 39A?  looks fat to me!
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