I've been lurking for a while since I don't own a Marlin but I finally changed that today. Went to a gun show and found a 1951 39A in pretty good condition and ended up walking out with it for $440. Pictures below. It has some light rust on part of the lever and is a little dirty (fuzz from a leather case) from sitting around, but it seems great. Bluing is worn through in a couple places. I wanted a shooter though, so this is ok. Hope I got a good deal as I have no idea what I'm doing! I do have two questions... 1. Does this have the micro-groove barrel? It's an H-prefix serial. 2. Has the front stock/grip been replaced? It doesn't have a sling mount hole like the stock does. I'm planning on taking it down for a good clean (seems pretty grimy inside) and I'll be looking at the wood. It probably just needs a good clean as it's dull and somewhat "sticky" for lack of a better word. Might give it some stock oil. It was well hidden in the tables; I had walked by it at least twice before noticing it, and I went to the show to get one! Walking the 60 seconds to the door from the table I had two people stop me and ask if I was selling. Pictures: She's purdy... Slight marring on the grip... Chipped "butt plate"