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Ammo for a 1951 Marlin 39A

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by jwp1948, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. jwp1948

    jwp1948 New Member

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    Am wondering if i need to shoot standard velocity 22's in my newly acquired Marlin 39a, vintage 1951. Or can it handle anything hotter? Thanks, John P.
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    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    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.
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    I think the only ones that would be restricted to standard speed were probably made in the 19th century. There was a major shift to stronger steels beginning around 1895.
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    I have a 1949 (G) prefix eats everything :)
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