Marlin Model 39 and other Marlin Lever Action Model Designation Data

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  1. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    I found this info I compiled years ago on my old computer when searching for what I might need to save to my new computer a few days ago. I figured that I might as well post it here to share with the other members that like and collect Marlin lever action 22 rifles here.

    MODEL 39 LEVER ACTION
    .22 S, L, or LR cal., 24 in. octagon barrel with tube mag., open sights, takedown, case hardened receiver and lever, S-shaped pistol grip stock, bluing on barrel, forend tip, mag. tube, bolt, hammer, and screws, various qualities of walnut (X, 2X, or 3X), hard rubber buttplate. Approx. 40-50,000 mfg. 1922-38.

    MODEL 39A
    Similar to Model 39, with case hardened receiver (mfg. 1939-1945), includes 1st and 2nd Models with round barrel. 3rd Model 1st Variation was introduced in 1946 and has blue receiver, 3rd Model 2nd Variation has flutes in buttstock comb and was introduced in 1951, and 3rd Model 3rd Variation has Micro-Groove rifling, no pistol grip cap, and was introduced in 1954.

    Model 39A 2nd Model
    Case colored frame, "B" prefix. Mfg. 1941

    Model 39A 3rd Model 1st Variation
    Blued receiver, new ramp front sight, hard rubber buttplate, and Ballard rifling. Mfg. 1946-1950.

    Model 39A 3rd Model 2nd Variation
    Similar to 3rd Model 1st Variation, except has flutes in buttstock comb, white plastic spacer next to buttplate, and pistol grip cap with white spacer and brass insert. Mfg. 1951-53.

    Model 39A 3rd Model 3rd Variation
    Similar to 3rd Model 2nd Variation, except has Micro-Groove rifling, and no pistol grip cap. Mfg. 1954-57.

    GOLDEN 39A
    Similar to Model 39A, with gold-plated trigger, sling swivels. Mfg. 1957-87.

    GOLDEN 39M
    Similar to Golden 39A, except is carbine variation. Mfg. 1972-1987

    MODEL 39A "MOUNTIE"
    Straight grip stock, slim forearm, 20" barrel, otherwise similar to 39A. Mfg. 1953-1957.

    Model 39A "MOUNTIE" with K prefix
    24 in. barrel and slender forearm. 4,335 mfg. 1953 only.

    GOLDEN 39A MOUNTIE
    Mfg. 1957-1972.

    90TH ANNIVERSARY 39A RIFLE
    24 in. chrome barrel and action, select checkered walnut stock, carved squirrel on side of buttstock. 500 mfg. in 1960.

    90TH ANNIVERSARY MODEL 39M MOUNTIE CARBINE
    Similar to 90th Anniversary Model 39A, except 20 in. barrel, straight stock. 500 mfg. in 1960.

    MODEL 39AWL
    Special model made exclusively for Wal-Mart, supporting the Wildlife Management Institution and Wildlife Forever, features similar to Marlin 1897CL CLassic, 24 in. half-round, half-octagon barrel, half mag., checkered black American walnut pistol grip stock, adj. semi-buckhorn rear sight, engraved receiver with scroll and "Wildlife for Tomorrow" and "Sportsmen Supporting Conservation". 2,000 mfg. 1997 only.

    MODEL 39A-DL
    Similar to 90th Anniversary, with blue barrel and action, regular production. Mfg. 1961-1963.


    MODEL 39 PRESENTATION
    .22 cal., one of the pair in the "Brace of 1,000," engraved receiver, 20 in. tapered octagon barrel, select fancy walnut straight grip stock and forend. Mfg. 1970 only.

    MODEL 39A OCTAGON
    Similar to Golden 39A, with octagon barrel, no pistol grip cap, 2,551 rifles and 2,140 carbines were produced. Mfg. 1973.

    MODEL 39 CARBINE
    Similar to 39M, with light barrel, 3/4 tube mag. 9,695 mfg. 1963-67

    MODEL 39D
    Similar to 39M, with pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1971-73.

    MODEL 39A/AS
    .22 LR cal., current production model, lever action, 19-26 shot tube mag., 24 in. barrel, walnut stock (cut checkering became standard 1994), open sights, gold trigger, takedown, 6 1/2 lbs.

    MODEL 39TDS
    .22 LR cal., carbine variation of the Model 39AS, 16 1/2 in. barrel with open sights, 5 1/4 lbs. Mfg. 1988-95.

    MODEL 39M
    Carbine version of Model 39A, 20 in. lightweight barrel, 16 shot tube mag., squared finger lever, 6 lbs. Disc. 1987

    MODEL 39M OCTAGON
    Similar to Model 39M, with octagon barrel. 2,140 mfg. 1973.

    MODEL 39 CENTURY LTD
    Marlin Centennial 1870-1970 Commemorative, 20 in. octagon barrel, select walnut straight stock, brass forearm cap and buttplate, name plate in butt. 35,388 mfg. 1970.

    MODEL 39A ARTICLE II
    NRA Centennial Commemorative 1871-1971, "Right to Bear Arms" medallion in receiver, 24 in. octagon barrel, fancy pistol grip stock, brass buttplate and forearm cap. 6,244 mfg. 1971.

    MODEL 39M ARTICLE II CARBINE
    Similar to 39A Article II, with 20 in. barrel, straight grip stock. Mfg. 3,824.

    Other lever action rimfire data,

    MODEL 1891 .22 Rimfire Approx. 18,650 mfg. between 1891-1897
    MODEL 1892 .22 S, L, or LR Mfg. 1892-1916
    MODEL 1894M (.22 MAG.) Mfg. 1983-1989
    MODEL 1897 .22 S, L, or LR cal Mfg. 1897-1922
    MODEL 1897 COWBOY Mfg. 1999-2001
    MODEL 1897T Mfg. 2002-2003
    MODEL 1897 CENTURY LIMITED LEVER ACTION Limited mfg. 1997 only
    Model 1897 Century Limited Lever Action Employee Edition less than 100 mfg. 1997 only in ser. no. range 1-100
    MODEL 1897 ANNIE OAKLEY Mfg. 1998 only

    MODEL 56 Mfg. 1955-64
    MODEL 57 LEVERMATIC Mfg. 1959-65
    MODEL 57M Mfg. 1959-65

    MODEL 1891
    .22 Rimfire and .32 Rimfire/Centerfire cal., 24 in. octagonal barrel most often encountered, choice of side loading (1st variation) or tube loading (2nd variation), blued finish with case hardened hammer, lever, and buttplate, sear safety system on lever action. Approx. 18,650 mfg. between 1891-1897. Ser. no. range is approx. 37,500-118,000.

    MODEL 1892
    .22 S, L, or LR, .32 S or L cal., 16, 24, 26, or 28 in. barrel, tubular mag., open sight, plain straight stock. Mfg. 1892-1916.

    MODEL 1894M (.22 MAG.)
    .22 Mag. cal., with 20 in. barrel, 11 shot tube mag., straight grip walnut stock and forearm, 6 1/4 lbs. Mfg. 1983-1989.

    MODEL 1897
    .22 S, L, or LR cal., tube mag., 16, 24, 26, or 28 in. barrel, case colored receiver, takedown, open sights, plain straight or pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1897-1922.

    MODEL 1897 COWBOY
    .22 S, L, or LR cal., takedown action, 19 shot (.22 LR cal.), tube mag., rebounding hammer with block safety, 24 in. tapered octagon barrel with Micro-Groove (16 grooves) rifling, cut checkered walnut stock and forearm, adj. Marble semi-buckhorn rear and carbine front sight with brass bead, high polish blue, 6 1/2 lbs. Mfg. 1999-2001.

    MODEL 1897T
    .22 S, L, or LR cal., 14-21 shot mag., 20 in. tapered octagon barrel, hammer block safety, Marble front and rear sights, 6 lbs. Mfg. 2002-2003.

    MODEL 1897 CENTURY LIMITED
    .22 LR cal., 100th anniversary of the Model 1897, features extensive receiver engraving and gold accenting, 24 in. half round/half octagon barrel with open sights, checkered fancy walnut stock and forearm. Limited mfg. 1997 only, limited quantities remained through 1999.

    Model 1897 Century Limited Lever Action Employee Edition
    .22 LR, features gold scroll work on lever, less than 100 mfg. 1997 only in ser. no. range 1-100.

    MODEL 1897 ANNIE OAKLEY
    .22 LR cal., features 18 1/2 in. tapered octagon barrel with marble sights, blue receiver with rolled scroll engraving featuring gold Annie Oakley etched name on bolt, deluxe checkered walnut stock and forearm. Mfg. 1998 only.

    MODEL 56
    Similar to Model 57 Levermatic, 22 or 24 in. barrel, with mag. Mfg. 1955-64.

    MODEL 57 LEVERMATIC
    .22 S, L, or LR cal., tube mag., 22 in. barrel, open sight, Monte Carlo pistol grip stock. Mfg. 1959-65.

    MODEL 57M
    .22 Mag. cal., similar to Model 57 Levermatic, except has 24 in. barrel.
     
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  2. GunHugger

    GunHugger Well-Known Member

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    Two of my favorites.

    1957 39A MOUNTIE
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    1982 GOLDEN 39A with a stock set from a 39A Century Limited
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    The model 57M was my all time favorite rifle until it was stolen in 1980. I could shoot the short throw lever action about as fast as a semi-auto. Never understood why they quit making it.
     
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    A buddy has the 39A that has the scope mount on the barrel just in front of the receiver rather than on top of the receiver. I think it's a 1955 product or close to it. Anyway if anyone knows where to find that scope mount, I'm on the lookout. Thanks.
     
  5. GunHugger

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    There's a 57M at the local gunshop...I wish someone would buy it, before I have to. It's right near the door in a rack so I have to walk past it every time I'm there. Nice shape but the tag say $349.
    You are looking for a Weaver N mount. Not hard to locate now that you know what to looks for.

    It looks like this and comes as a N-1 the lowest, N-2 and N3 highest.
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    Here's a letter from 1955 about the mount.
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    Ask and ye shall receive! Thanks GunHugger!
     
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    Awesome information GunHugger.
     
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    When it comes to pawn shops, they generally do a 100% markup...
    so there is usually room for some haggling :)

    As far as a 57M for $349, that actually ain't all that bad for a .22WMR
    however, I'd still try to get 'em closer to $250...never hurts to ask :)
     
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    If I ask and they lower the price then I'll buy it, I don't need any more. :D

    But....maybe I will.
     
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    I think the N-2 and N-3 are the ticket. Holes are further apart on the N-1. Do you concur?
    Notice the hole pattern on this N-2 compared to the N-1 in your pic.
     

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    Rather than depending on my memory, which isn't all that great, I got out an old Shooters Bible from 1968 and looked it up.

    Interesting...there's also a N4 and N5 mount.

    It shows a N2 (low position) or the N3 (high position) as the mounts used on the Marlin 39 with factory drill and tap on the side of the barrel. And the cost of the mount in 1968 was $2.00.
     
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    I found this while looking for the N family.
     

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    Almost the same chart I looked at in the Shooters bible.
     
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    Thanks Zane, as long as one person finds the info of use it was worth the work. It's been a sticky on Marlin Owners Forum for a few years, thought someone here might find it of interest.
     
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    I ordered and just received the correct mount (N2) for the person needing it. Fits poyfect. Thanks again.
    Now all he needs is a 3/4" scope.
     
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