Manufactured from 1922-1938, the top flat of the barrel is marked with the two-line Marlin address and patent and the caliber marking is on the upper left at the breech. The upper tang is marked "Marlin/MOD. 39" and the early production, "no prefix", serial number is on the lower tang. It is fitted with a beaded blade front sight and an elevation adjustable notch rear sight as well as the desirable casehardened takedown receiver. It is mounted with a diamond pattern checkered forearm and checkered pistol grip stock with a hard rubber buttplate.
Very fine, retains 99% plus of the professionally restored blue finish and 75% plus of the original case colors with the balance having thinned to a smooth grey patina and extensive scattered light chemical spotting on the left side and top of the receiver. The wood is excellent with a few scattered light handling marks and crisp checkering. Mechanically excellent.
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