Re: Ammo for a 1951 Marlin 39A
My original Marlin 39a digested just about any ammo well but preferred a high velocity round best. I lost that rifle, originally bought in 1941, in a home break-in [burglary] in the early nineties. Before this item was stolen I had put several thousand total rounds through it over the approximate fifty year time period.
It was replaced by a newer 39a in the mid-nineties and the same is true of the newer model.