marlin golden 39a mountie

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  1. copperdozer1

    copperdozer1 New Member

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    I just inherited a 39a.Its in very good shape.But was wondering about the year of its production.The serial # IS W773.There is a small wear spot on serial # hope one # is not gone.Would like to know age.
  2. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    i think they stopped making the mountie around 1968
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    AngelDeville New Member

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    My son's 8th birthday is tommorrow, you could box it up and ship it here!
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    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    W prefix means it was made in 1963.
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    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    The "GOLDEN 39A MOUNTIE" was Mfg. 1957-1972.
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    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    thanks for correcting me.
  7. copperdozer1

    copperdozer1 New Member

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    thanks for the help with 39a.Further investigation was th serial # was w 778.Also went range to sight in and fire.WOW BIG PROBLEMS HAMMER WOULD NOT STAY COCKED SOMETIMES FIRED WHEN HAMMER DIDNT LOCK.Need some help on this one,Thought hammer might be worn.:mad:
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    Ok, first, download the manual, if you haven't already.
    Marlin has it, as well as Steve's Pages 7b.
    http://stevespages.com/pdf/marlin_39a39m.pdf

    Next, with manual open, take it apart per the instructions.
    Doing otherwise can cause issues for your rifle...

    Clean everything and inspect the action. Take a few pics of the guts as you take 'em apart
    and post 'em, we'll look and see if we see anything funky.

    Re-assemble per the instructions...doing otherwise can cause Issues...

    Hopefully, someone just put the leaf spring in wrong...or it's totaly worn out.
    Or the hammer might be misaligned/worn out.
    Ya never know till ya get it apart...

    Fortunately, they're pretty easy to figure out once you've got 'em apart.
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  9. grcsat

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    Are there more marlin prefixs after the W serise?
    I have all of them from 1948 to 1960. But none of my service manuals go past 1969.
  10. GunHugger

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    1946-C
    1947-D
    1948-E
    1949-F
    1950-G
    1951-H
    1952-J
    1953-K
    1954-L
    1955-M
    1956-N
    1957-P
    1957-58-R
    1958-59-S
    1960-T
    1960 (August)-1961-U
    1961 (August)-1962-V
    1963-W
    1964-Y,-Z
    1965-AA
    1966-AB
    1967-AC
    1968-AD, -68
    1969-69
    1970-70
    1971-71
    1972-72

    Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture maybe determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100:
    Example: SN 2512345 would have been made in 1975 [100 - 25 = 75].

    NOTE: The above date codes aren't complete, follow this link for a complete listing of all Marlin date codes and production data.
    http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=67196.0;attach=27479;image


    And if you're interested, here's a Marlin 22 Lever Action Model Designation Data list I compiled;
    http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,54413.0.html

    :)
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  11. copperdozer1

    copperdozer1 New Member

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    thanks for the help.Looks like hammer is worn at the point where the groove is for the fire lock position.I broke it down and cleaned really clean though.I thought i would replace parts really easy to take apart and reassemble.But only snag is marlin owners manual has parts but looks like a newer model,also they indicate that the parts i need will have to be shipped to gunsmith.
  12. Gizzy

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    This is not true. Its not the law, but if you do buy a new hammer, it will need to be fitted so all cycles properly. If your in Ohio, I can do it for you, and maybe even save your old hammer, by re-cutting the notch. If you need help finding parts or working on this yourself, just PM me.
  13. copperdozer1

    copperdozer1 New Member

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    thanks for the help on my rifle.I live in arizona.I will keep in mind shipping gun out for repairs.I plan on givin marlin firearms a call about parts.
  14. Gizzy

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    PM me. I can give you better places to call for parts. Now that Marlin is owned by Remington, they are harder to get certain parts from. Marlin used to send out the bullseyes that go in the butt stock for free. Now that Remington owns them, you have to buy them.
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    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
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