Serial Numbers for 39A

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Brent
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Re: Serial Numbers for 39A

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MarlinEric123 wrote: Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:09 pm Thank you for the info...just found out my 39A is from 1951. Was my father's....he was an avid and successful hunter.
Then I believe your serial number should start with the letter "H". I have one of these and consider them to be of the finest vintage.
dwostler
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Re: Serial Numbers for 39A

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I have an older model 39A with a strange v shaped flip up rear sight.
It looks like a poorly stamped serial number, starting with the letter "C" and about 4 or 5 digits.
Thing is that the Barrel is marked as "39" not 39A, was this normal?

Thanks first time poster on this forum, Dennis
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Re: Serial Numbers for 39A

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Dennis;

A Marlin Model 39-A with a "C" serial number prefix would have been made in 1946. The rear sight sounds like a cheap, later replacement.
Is the barrel round as it should be on a Model 39-A? Could it be that the stamping is on the "light" side, and the "A" is just not visible? Maybe some photos would help.
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Re: Serial Numbers for 39A

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Okay, let me see what I can come up with soon.

Thanks, Dennis
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