1920s JM MARLIN Model 39 Lever Action .22 S/L/LR Rimfire Lever Action Rifle
Star Stamped on the Tang; Short, Long, Long Rifle
Here we present a J.M. Marlin Model 39 Rifle chambered in .22 s/l/lr, made circa the 1920s in New Haven, Connecticut with a production run between 1922 and 1938. Marlin was one of Winchester’s biggest competitors for the lever action market in the late-19th and into the 20th Century. Introduced in 1922, the Model 39 was chambered for .22 rimfire and had a 24” octagonal barrel and a take-down receiver. Its full-length magazine tube holds 25 Shorts, 20 Longs or 18 LR cartridges. Most of the Model 39s had a spring-loaded button outer magazine tube release. It sports a solid top frame and side ejection with the receiver, lever and hammer case colored, with the barrel blued. The pistol-grip stock and steel-capped forearm are varnished walnut.
This one features a factory inspection star on the tang and an “S” prefix on the serial number.
The overall condition is near fine. Original blue finish with muted case colored receiver. The action is strong and crisp. This example has maintained a bright bore with sharp rifling. The stock is solid with minimal wear. Original “Marlin” molded butt plate is still present. A scarce rifle that is still game after about 100 years!
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 24 inches.
Caliber: .22 S, L, & LR
Overall condition as seen in photos.
Very Fast. Very Safe. FREE SHIPPING. Will need to be sent to your local FFL. This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
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