I was sent here from a different forum, in hopes that someone here may be able to shed some light on my Marlin 39A.
Well, I called Marlin, but they didn't know anything, and for parts they had directed me to a different company.
I bought this about two weeks ago. On the barrel, it say Marlin, Model 39A, NORTH HAVEN, CT (not the usual New Haven). The serial number on the tang, under the lever is 2164, no letter prefix or suffix. The stock is checkered and it is a crescent stock. Looks like someone had sanded the stock to refinish it, as the metal butt plate is slightly sticking out on one side. I took the rifle apart and all works well, but the blueing on the barrel does not exactly match the blueing on the case. It looks like someone has refinished the case in the past xx years. The model number on the tang is illegible, as the last part is worn out (the lettering), however Marlin appears in italics.
If anyone has any idea how old this one might be, I would greatly appreciate any info. Or, if you would know where to look. I just called Marlin and they either don't have any info or they are too busy to make the effort to look.
Detailed photos are available upon request by henrymartin AT verizon DOT net
Thanks to all in advance,