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Snake Pleskin
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I am looking at a Marlin39a, K prefix, I assume 1953 mfg. What type of rifling was marlin using then?
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Snake Pleskin;

In 1953, both the Ballard and Micro-Groove rifling was used on the Model 39-A. If it has Micro-Groove rifling, it should state that on the side of the barrel along with the other barrel markings. Otherwise, look inside the barrel to determine what style rifling it has. The Ballard rifling will have 6 lands and grooves whereas the Micro-Groove rifling will be 16 lands and grooves.
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