Originally Posted by Gabob
I bought a used 39 that would not fire if muzzle was elevated. I shipped it to Marlin and they repaired it at no charge
That would have been a broken firing pin probably. How long ago did you do this? I know one guy who bought a new 39AS, and has had problems with it. I tried to get him to send it to me, but he sent it to Marlin, they said they fixed it, he got it back, same issue. He sent it back three times, and never got it fixed. They are now refunding his money under the Lemon Law. The guns are now being worked on by Remingtons gunsmiths, which are not totally proficient with the workings of the marlin lever guns.