Calguns.net  

Home My iTrader Join the NRA Donate to CGSSA Sponsors CGN Google Search
CA Semiauto Ban(AW)ID Flowchart CA Handgun Ban ID Flowchart CA Shotgun Ban ID Flowchart
Go Back   Calguns.net > FIREARMS DISCUSSIONS > Rimfire Firearms
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Rimfire Firearms .22, .17 and other Rimfire Handguns and Rifles

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-06-2012, 12:20 PM
Dirty506 Dirty506 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: el dorado county
Posts: 635
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default marlin model 39m article II date

I just got it from my grandpa. It survived a fire and still looks pretty good for what happened.very minor smoke damage but nothing I can't fix. The bore looks good and the rifling is still strong. I'm trying to figure out what year it was made. I've looked around and can't figure it out. It is marked No 37***... if that's not enough info I can give you more any help would be appreciated thank you
__________________

Last edited by Dirty506; 09-17-2012 at 6:37 PM.. Reason: pics
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-06-2012, 12:33 PM
johnthomas's Avatar
johnthomas johnthomas is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Monterey County
Posts: 6,290
iTrader: 2 / 100%
Default

Congrats on your Granpa's gun, try this. The first section is the one you want.
http://oldguns.net/sn_php/marlinlookup.php

You didn't mention if it is a lever action or not, if not, explore the site.
__________________
If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.
Samuel Adams

Last edited by johnthomas; 03-06-2012 at 12:36 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-06-2012, 12:37 PM
Chaos47's Avatar
Chaos47 Chaos47 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Inland Empire
Posts: 6,662
iTrader: 19 / 100%
Default

If you mean that "No 37***" is the serial number using the 100 - first 2 numbers = date system puts it at 1963 which would be wrong because they did not use the 100-number in 63. Does your rifle have a Letter or two in the serial number? like A or AA

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums...ad.php?t=11722

BTW is it 20 or 24 inch barrel if its the 20 then its the highly sought after Mountie Carbine model.

My Girlfriends Golden 39A is a blast to shoot! So enjoy!
__________________
The above is not legal advice. It is just something you read from some dude on the internet. It does not reflect the opinion of Calguns.net. If it seems rude it was probably meant to read sarcastically.

Marlin 795 MEGATHREAD Part Deuce

WTS Hipower pistol grips

Last edited by Chaos47; 03-06-2012 at 12:53 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Dirty506 Dirty506 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: el dorado county
Posts: 635
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

It is a lever gun. Couldn't tell you on the barrel length ill have to check when I get back home. No 2 in the serial number. The serial number is marked exactly like this "No 37***". I used the oldguns website and it said it was made in 1890 but I'm pretty sure it wasn't called the "model 39m article II" back in 1890... I'm stumped honestly
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-06-2012, 12:50 PM
Chaos47's Avatar
Chaos47 Chaos47 is offline
Calguns Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Inland Empire
Posts: 6,662
iTrader: 19 / 100%
Default

Sorry meant letter or two as in A or AA

Wasn't sure what you meant by Article II so I looked it up seems it was a 100 year commemorative edition for the NRA around 1971-3?

http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/ri...-pictures.html

Quote:
The 39A and 39M Article II’s were made to commemorate 100 years of the NRA in 1971. I assume Article II refers to the second amendment to the constitution. They have a medallion on the side of the receiver. The fore-hand cap and the crescent butt plate are brass . They have an octagon barrel. They are very similar to the Century limited. The difference is there were only 6,265 39A Article II’s and 3,824 39M Article II’s where there were 34,197 Century Limited’s.
Quote:
Yes the Century Limited was made in 1970 and the Article II's in 1971. Then in 1972 they made the 39M Octagon and the 39A Octagon. There were 2,551 39A Octagons and 2,140 39M Octagons. The next Octagons were the 1897's made in the late 1990 to early 2000's.
Does yours have an octagon barrel?
__________________
The above is not legal advice. It is just something you read from some dude on the internet. It does not reflect the opinion of Calguns.net. If it seems rude it was probably meant to read sarcastically.

Marlin 795 MEGATHREAD Part Deuce

WTS Hipower pistol grips

Last edited by Chaos47; 03-06-2012 at 12:54 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-06-2012, 1:43 PM
Dirty506 Dirty506 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: el dorado county
Posts: 635
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Ya that's the model 39a... I have a model 39m
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-06-2012, 1:48 PM
Dirty506 Dirty506 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: el dorado county
Posts: 635
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

Disregard my last post I didn't keep reading. It does have an octagonal barrel and the brass butt player if I remember correctly. Whys the difference between the century limited and the other?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-06-2012, 9:27 PM
otteray otteray is offline
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Santa Cruz & Lake Tahoe
Posts: 2,920
iTrader: 6 / 100%
Default

Congratulations for your Granddad's gift to you; that's a really special .22 long gun.
Have fun!
How about a picture of your new lever gun?
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-06-2012, 10:23 PM
Dirty506 Dirty506 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: el dorado county
Posts: 635
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

so i took pics of it before i cleaned it up but havent taken after pics yet. give me a bit and i will have them up. what do you think the value of this one is? i'm never going to sell it. it means to much to me. so its the model 39m article II with the 20" octagonal barrel, straight stock, brass butt plate and fore end cap and with the squared lever. pics real soon....
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-06-2012, 10:42 PM
Dirty506 Dirty506 is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: el dorado county
Posts: 635
iTrader: 3 / 100%
Default

pictures added
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-20-2012, 7:37 PM
Drills Drills is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ventura County
Posts: 9
iTrader: 0 / 0%
Default

First of all, that is a terrific lever and is a limited production Marlin from 1971. As for value, I've got a line on one in SoCal asking $500. I think that is a good deal as I have seen them on the national auction sites for $600 plus.

Shoot it and enjoy...with a little care, it should last you a long time.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 7:28 PM.




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Proudly hosted by GeoVario the Premier 2A host.
Calguns.net, the 'Calguns' name and all associated variants and logos are ® Trademark and © Copyright 2002-2018, Calguns.net an Incorporated Company All Rights Reserved.