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Winchester or Marlin ?.........Definitely Winchester here.

WeatherbyWeatherby Senior MemberPosts: 4,953 Senior Member
I already have two too many 22's.
By my count now I have 3 too many.
First saw it a few days ago and it wasn't  priced yet.
Swung by today and took it home after some break in of course.
I really like the peep sights on this one and dialed it in very quickly.  It is a second year gun I think that dates to 1939.




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  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,569 Senior Member
    I'll have to go with Winchester in this thread. Did they make that rear sight???
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 25,465 Senior Member
    I like this one!!
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Mike I believe the peep is Lyman.
    The button on the side is the mag release really like that also.
    The mag is pretty old I'd  say
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    edited June 2019 #5
    Zee said:
    I like this one!!


    I was punching the center out....you it would be one hole the bug wouldn't fit through. The others with me that tried it liked it also.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 11,594 Senior Member
    She sure looks good for her age
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,569 Senior Member
    Its in excellent condition.
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,238 Senior Member
    All I can say is"WOW"  congrats.

    Sako
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,635 Senior Member
    edited June 2019 #9
    You done GOOOOOOD!

    I picked up the 69A - same action, skinny barrel - from a pawn shop about 15 years back and upgraded the sights to a period-proper Lyman peep / globe combo a lot like yours.

    I think Winchester knocked it out of the park with those.  They're considerably more refined than the excellent little 510-series Remingtons I learned to shoot on, but Winchester grasped the reality that not everybody who wanted to shoot smallbore matches had the coin for a Model 52.

    A couple pointers:

    1.  The bolt handle is a two-piece affair and where it joins the collar at its root is a weak point.  Mine was wiggly and I replaced the whole handle with a one-piece unit from an Australian outfit. . .Outback. . .something.  Not sure if they're still making them, but it's a good part.

    2.  It takes the same mags as the 52.  Brownells has inexpensive repros that work great.  Pacific Tool & Gauge makes a single shot adapter that replaces your mag.  That has a spring-loaded follower that tips the nose of the round straight into the chamber, then drops down as the bolt sends it forward.  It's a gotta have for anybody shooting smallbore with a 75 or a 52.

    QUESTION:  Is the barrel tapped for Unertl blocks? (two pairs of scope mount holes about 7.5 inches apart)
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,205 Senior Member
    You have to many, send me the overflow!! B)
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    edited June 2019 #11
    Big slug yes it has the holes for scope blocks....still has the 4 screws that look untouched.

    Thanks for the information on them.
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Big Al1 said:
    You have to many, send me the overflow!! B)
    Fine 1950 ish Marlin  39A for you
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Early and Diver yes it's been well taken care of the last 80 years or so.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 13,292 Senior Member
    Weatherby said:
    Early and Diver yes it's been well taken care of the last 80 years or so.
    Pretty hot looking 80 year old, nice find, you suck.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • FreezerFreezer Senior Member Posts: 1,987 Senior Member
    Oh do you suck! Of course, the Winchester! My best friend had a 69a that was a tack driver and a great handling rifle.
    I like Elmer Keith; I married his daughter :wink:
  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Freezer said:
    Oh do you suck! Of course, the Winchester! My best friend had a 69a that was a tack driver and a great handling rifle.
    Thanks
    There is a very nice one of those up here. Been at the store for years. 
    Why I don't know.
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,205 Senior Member
    Weatherby said:
    Big Al1 said:
    You have to many, send me the overflow!! B)
    Fine 1950 ish Marlin  39A for you
    I found one last year, just never posted about it. Had to refinish the stock, otherwise it was in nice shape. Couldn't pass it up, guy wanted $500 and he threw in three scopes and 1200 rounds of ammo!! B) 

  • WeatherbyWeatherby Senior Member Posts: 4,953 Senior Member
    Not a bad looking stick on there Al. 
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 8,205 Senior Member
    BTW, nice find. I've shot a 75 set up like yours and it was stupid accurate!!
  • GunNutGunNut Posts: 7,642 Senior Member
    That is one gorgeous rifle!  I’m a big fan of vintage .22.  Congratulations on a great find!
    Old West Saying: God created men, but Col. Sam Colt made them equal.

    General George Patton:  “Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.”

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,236 Senior Member
    I've always wanted a 52 Win, but never been able to afford one and lack the ability to exact the potential.  I've got a Marlin 39A from the 60s-70s (can't remember) and it accurate and very beautiful. 
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Six-GunSix-Gun Senior Member Posts: 8,155 Senior Member
    That’s a helluva find.  You can never have enough good .22’s, especially one as pretty as that.
    Accuracy: because white space between bullet holes drives me insane.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    That's one beautiful old gun there.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,935 Senior Member
    Very nice Winchester!
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