Went and picked up the Marlin 39D Saturday and shot it a little and was pure enjoyment. The scope does need to be sighted in so will head for the rifle range and do that along with some others. Little gun was made for 0ne year in 1971 (less than 16,000). Is the same as the 39M but has a grip stock with the white spacer. Made the gun again in 1973 (about 7,000) for one year but no grip cap or white spacer. Gun was shot when new one time and then sat in safe until now. I can guarantee it will be shot now. My brother is using my 39A now but this 39D is a carbine so is easier to handle to me. Gun is in perfect shape and the old scope is still very nice. Overall very good weekend.