You're right on the 39As. The other day, on the one Marlin site, A 39M, 20" barrel version, went for $750, + shipping, and inbound FFL fees. It's amazing what these department store, hardware store, basically available anywhere guns bring now. No disrespect meant on Marlins, or their original sources. I've got 5, plus 5 or 6 others thru the years. Back around 90/91 a guy had a 1894c in 357, and a 58 336RC in 35 Rem., he wanted $150 for the pair , I tried to NOT buy the 357. I said who wants a rifle in a handgun caliber, besides 22s?? Ended up getting both for $115. Can't believe what the 1894Cs are going for now. I guess it's like old Camaros, etc. Back to 22s, another plug for Savage, my son bought my grandson a bolt with clip, yeah magazine, I know. He got it 4 yrs. ago, when he was 12, loves it, shoots great, no problems.