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If original, should the stock of an early no prefix Marlin model 39 (circa 1925) show the gun's serial number on the stock under the tang when the stock is removed? The gun in question has a fancy figured stock (with a marlin bulls eye in the proper location under the stock and a very well fitting butt plate), but the metal on the gun has been refinished as has the stock, if original. Thanks
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Does your or anyone's vintage 39 have a pistol grip stock? Is so how thick is it at the butt plate? As in side to side measurement not top to bottom. The traditionalist in me prefers the narrower furniture on the vintage Marlins. My 39a, and two 336's (all from the 1950's) have the thick butt stocks and forearms. I can provide an email addie or a cell phone number via private messaging to send me photos.
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Measurements on early Marlin rifles will be approximate, and not exact. Every buttstock was shaped and fitted with the buttplates in place, so there are virtually no two exactly alike. Close, but not exact.
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