Marlin Model 80 DL

TTAG reader Brian asks: Would you guys be able to recommend some good. A good plinker has to be simple, affordable and rugged. That being said, a plinker should be fairly reliable with the kinds of low-grade. Here are a few suggestions, not necessarily in order of preference: Simple, cheap, and built like tanks, these rifles are reasonably accurate and almost indestructible. Those millions of shooters know that both of these little rifles are fun, accurate and reliable. If you get lucky and stumble on a used Marlin Papoose, you must reach directly for your wallet and purchase it: AR-7 Survival Rifle If a takedown. The AR-7 survival rifle disassembles to stow in its own buttstock, and it costs about the same as a non-takedown Marlin or Ruger.

How do you find the age of a Marlin A using the serial number

Marlin 39A Peanut edition Another one of my winter projects. Found this one hidden on a shelf behind the counter at our local pawn shop, buried with a lot of guns waiting to be processed and priced and put on display. The owner wasn’t at all surprised, of course, that I could still spot a Marlin from that far away – he knows me all too well.

This is a Marlin 39A, 22 LR, of course, made in

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Army Ordnance Serial Number Assignments Understanding Serial Numbers – Understanding Dates of Manufacture Serial number blocks were assigned by the Ordnance Department on an as needed basis, generally in response to the awarding of a contract to a given manufacturer. The serial number was placed on the carbine receiver during the manufacturing process of the receiver, not when the carbine was finally assembled. The decision for which receivers would be used for the U. Carbine Models M1, M1A1, or M2 were made well after the receiver was completed as all of these models used the same receiver.

Given the high volume production, receivers were generally assembled as part of a carbine within a few months after the receiver was serial numbered. However, dating a carbine by it’s serial number alone is difficult and not always accurate given the circumstances inherent with manufacturing and the logistics situation during the time the carbines were manufactured.

A few of the manufacturers at various times used subcontractors to manufacture their receivers.


Only one or two are high value rifles, so I’ll be selling those first since they’ll be the easiest to estimate and cost out. And I’m not sure what to start looking at for comparisons. This is the first one I recall that has a color case hardened receiver. The action is Marlin smooth, and the lockup is excellent.

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The tubular magazine was changed to front-loading with the Model , due to the difficulties of receiver feeding the small rimfire round. Changes between models were so minimal the rifle is considered to have been continually produced to the same basic specifications for over years. The Model A did not have a cross hammer safety, whereas the current Golden Model 39A has had one since introduction in The Golden 39A is still considered one of the finest examples of a lever.

It is also the best-selling lever rimfire in U. These rifles have been alternately called Model 39M or Mountie. This rifling uses many small lands and grooves rather than 2, 4, or 6 deeper grooves used by the majority of rifle makers. The rifling is also made to a 1 in 16″ right hand twist. The combination of these two factors arguably adds to the accuracy of the rifle and indeed the 39A’s reputation would seem to bear this out. The Model Golden 39A is built of forged steel parts and American grown black walnut.

It is one of the very few remaining. The screw that allows the easy takedown, however, is frequently criticized as it disrupts the otherwise clean lines of the rifle. Further, in the event of a malfunction which prevents the breech from closing, takedown becomes impossible until the action can be cleared as the breech must be closed before takedown. The Model Golden 39A has a solid-top receiver and side ejection, which makes mounting a scope easy.

Marlin Model Golden 39A

Already subscribe but haven’t registered for all the benefits of the website? The rifle was heavy. It weighed just over 7 pounds. We found it tends to make the shooter weary to drag this much weight around all day. The Marlin comes apart into three pieces. The bolt is the third part, here lying on top of the stock.

The Story of Marlin and the Levergun. by Glen E. Fryxell Marlin Firearms, the very name conjures the image of a lean horseman, with a.

Found this useful post elsewhere on the Internet and thought I’d share it with the Marlin lever gun here. Blued receiver Short Actions: The old Marlin Records only reflect what was written down in the ledgers. There are many blank serial number lines that we know guns were made, but not recorded. So actual numbers are not exact. Serials start in , range Model These were serial numbered in front of the lower receiver, not under the lever.

Also, they were all. Most observed were equipped with round barrels. Serial numbers are located under the receiver just behind the forearm. Original serial numbering quit around , approx This goes to about the WWI period. These were apparently made up from left over parts.

Need a little help on a very old Marlin Model 39A

Southern Maryland mcoe74 said: I did have a Marlin SS REP stamped that I bought in that was a decent rifle good fit and finish, accurate, nice walnut stock set. I sold it to fund another purchase, not due to any quality issue with the rifle. I did take a hit on price due to the rumor mill. That said, there were some posters on the MO forum that had some problems with their rifles, after Remington the Freedom Group bought Marlin, due to quality control.

Jan 16,  · subtract 19 from = 81 so JM is the Marlin trademark. The Glenfield model is the same as any regular Marlin but was made for a chain store, used hard wood instead of Walnut and may have had different sights.

Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window More than years old and still going strong, the Marlin Model Golden 39A delivers outstanding accuracy for hunters, plinkers, and even sharpshooters like Annie Oakley. It can also be taken apart quickly for cleaning, storage and transport. The very first gun I ever owned, a gift from my dad, was a lever-action Marlin Golden 39A.

The Model 39 has been in continuous production a record in its current form since it was named the Model It was the first solid-top-receiver lever-action rifle with side ejection and was extremely popular with exhibition shooters at the time, including Annie Oakley. The innovation and quality of Marlin Firearms is well established. This company started operation in , founded by John Marlin, who had been previously employed by Colt during the Civil War and was an experienced tool and die maker.

The company started out making revolvers and derringers before venturing into rifles. Golden Opportunity My old Model 39A is long gone, but I was very eager to test out a newly manufactured version, the Model Golden 39A, to compare it and see how it stacked up to my old rifle. This easy takedown, lever-action rifle features a tubular magazine, blued-steel construction and an American black walnut stock. The tubular magazine is made from stamped steel and extends almost the full length of the barrel for maximum magazine capacity.

Inside the magazine tube is a spring-loaded brass inner tube that forces any rounds down into the receiver for proper feeding.


The Marlin 39 is the oldest and longest continuously produced shoulder fired gun still in production. It started life as the Marlin , the first lever gun ever made in 22 LR. It then became the Model , the Model and then became the Model 39 in the s.

Apr 02,  · Found this useful post elsewhere on the Internet and thought I’d share it with the Marlin lever gun here. By Willy Marlin Marlin Lever Action Centerfire Serial # Prefixes & Production Dating.

I was over at my girlfriends grandfathers house for dinner tonight and the topic of guns came up. I knew he had hunted alot in the past but hadn’t been for about twenty years he is 93 years old. He took me back to his gun closet and started pulling out some of the most beautiful pre Winchesters I’ve ever seen but we didn’t have much time to look to closely.

As I was getting ready to leave he said he had an old. I always like a project and couldn’t turn it down. It is a Marlin model a.

Marlin 39a questions

I’m afraid something like that would end up being a safe queen. None of my guns are safe queens. They’ve all been test fired by me using my first choice of commercial ammunition at the range.

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I’ve cut Marlins down to the same or shorter length than the Brownings, they will take down, also, so very small packages can be made out of either one. If I’m bored, I can fiddle with the Browning, trying to make it tight and stay that way, but in the end, just figure a bit of slop between the barrel and receiver after awhile is ‘par for the course’. If I want or need a rifle that ‘hangs’ better, I’ve got bolt guns that do that better than either of the rifles you mention, but between the two rifles I believe I prefer the Marlin.

Semi-auto rifles and handguns are fun, and for the most part reliable, BUT, it’s nice to be able to pull the hammer back and get a second chance at making a stubborn round go off, or using less powerful ammunition and having absolutely reliable feed, firing and ejection Aftermarket sights, and especially scope mounting advantage definitely goes to the Marlin. I managed to find one of the cantilever scope bases that actually brings the scope back far enough to be useable on the Browning, but it was “spendy” If it makes any difference, and these days it’s starting to, for me, In the end, get what you want, but I find simpler is better.

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Marlin Golden Model 39A “Mountie” Lever .22