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Marlin’s Golden 39A Mountie

When I went through my lever-action phase decades ago, I picked up a Marlin Golden 39A Mountie so I could shoot a lot with .22 Rimfire ammunition. That’s wishful thinking these days considering the cost and limited availability of .22s, but it’s still a fun gun to shoot. It feeds and functions reliably with Short, Long or Long Rifle ammunition, …

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A Cheap Gun

In my 20+ years of gunwriting, a common and regular complaint I deal with is whiners wanting to know why every gun write up is favorable. They accuse writers of placating advertisers, without even checking to see if those manufacturers are advertisers. The fact of the matter is you don’t publish negative reviews for the same reason Playboy doesn’t publish …