While at my local gun shop today I was shown and fell in love with an old Marlin model 39 A, a lever gun in .22 . I brought it home, stripped it down, cleaned it and then put two boxes of ammo thru it. I believe it is a keeper. It has certainly had some wear, so I am considering "redoing" the stock and forearm. Probably try an "oil" type of finish. Whatdoyathink??