39A with no letter in SN

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claude
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39A with no letter in SN

Post by claude » Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:02 am

I am new but have read through all the posts on looking up "what do I have". This one confuses me as I have a 39A with the picture below (hopefully posted correctly) of the SN below the lever. No letters are present so where do I go from here? Only 1337

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Re: 39A with no letter in SN

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:27 pm

Claude;

It appears to be an early, case-colored Model 39-A, which will make it either a first variation or a second variation of the Model 39-A. The first variation had the old, flat "S" cut pistol grip stock and the second variation had a flat cut pistol grip stock.
If this is an early, first variation, possibly made in late 1939, it would not have a letter prefix as Marlin started using the letter "A" prefix in 1940 on the 39-A and Model 336's. It could be an early 1940 gun, possibly before Marlin started using the letter prefix, too.
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