Strange Marlin 39-A

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Strange Marlin 39-A

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Any insight is great!

I have a strange 39-A that is missing the "A" on the barrel. The "C" serial number comes up as 1946
Wondering if anyone else has seen something like this. It has a ramp front sight like the newer rifles, but it is dovetailed into the barrel. How do I take it off to put a 17a. Strange flip down rear sight and of course missing the "A", but I see a dash. No rear scope holes, only the two on the front top of the receiver and the two, I guess near the flip down sight.

Thanks, Dennis O.


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I believe that is actually a Generation 3 or 4, Model 3. Just prior to the change to the 39-A models. Not sure of the Generation but look like the last one before the model switch.

Drift out your front sight and use that dovetail for your 17A.


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Thanks Tim!
Looks like they just started up production from after the war.
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I just guessing but the rear sight looks like a replacement from some other model.
The squared Vsight more like back then.
How about a full length picture of the rifle? Please!
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