rifle adopted - Marlin 99m1 w\ pictures


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gidaeon
March 28, 2009, 07:57 PM
Recently got this little guy for $75. Don't know anything about the scope, it came with the rear site which I heard can be hard to find. The trigger has fair creep and feels mushy, the model 60 I have has a much nicer trigger which surprised me. Haven't fired it yet. This makes the second used marlin I found for the exact same price locally. Look forward to shooting & sharing it and giving it to one of my daughters someday. The stock was refinished but it looks okay to me. Its of '75 or '76 vintage based on serial. Now I need another gun case to fit this one.

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s91/Gidaeon/firearms/Marlin99m1.jpg

http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s91/Gidaeon/firearms/Marlin99m1openrearsight.jpg

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gidaeon
March 29, 2009, 06:04 PM
took it to the range, functioned great. Apparently it really loves Blazer, CCI minimags and even Remington golden.. Blazer seem the best groups though I shot them the least. Noticed a few minor issues with Federal bulk. Can anyone tell me anything about the scope? its a "Bushnell Sportview" number on bottom starts something like 74-28... I'll have to go look again.

desidog
March 29, 2009, 06:32 PM
Nice pickup. How big are the groups? and how many rounds does the tube hold?

i have an old, beaten model 99 i got at a garage sale, and it looks very different from yours...tube to the end of the barrel, no upper handguard, and a brass trigger guard... yours looks better!

My unaltered 99 outperforms my kitted out 10/22 easily, as well.

Happy plinking!

ShakyJake
March 29, 2009, 08:14 PM
Hi Gidaeon
I believe you just got a rifle free. Others can verify this or not. I believe the rear sight if original is worth $75-100. Your rifle looks very good. The scope really seems out of place, but if your are comfortable with it great. Cameras do funny things. It was, as you can imagine, set to emulate the M1 Carbine. The barrel, receiver, and fire control system are all basically the same for the 22lr semi-auto with Marlin. Very good and very accurate and very reliable and lots and lots of fun showing up 10-22s at twice the price. Keep the action clean (only a drop of oil or two), The tube feed dry, and lots of bullets going down range.
Welcome to the world of Marlin
TaKe CaRe
Ted

nc76
March 30, 2009, 09:56 PM
I just got some new parts for my 99m1 today from Numrich. It had been jamming and not feeding. I shot it a ton as a kid and retrieved it from my parents house about a year ago. Tried to shot it and had the issues. Broke it down about a year ago and realized the buffer had broken and the recoil spring was bad. The gun has no serial number, so I believe it is pre 1968. I cleaned it really good this weekend (1st cleaning in probably 30 years at least) and put in the new parts today. I could load it and clear it like butter. I can't wait to shoot it in the next couple of days to see if it works good again!

I have read as well that the rear sights are impossible to find. DON'T LOOSE IT.

One question, do you know if your 99M1 will allow you to manually hold the bolt open by pulling the bolt all the way open and then pushing the charging handling in to the left? It says this in the manual I found online, but mine doesn't do it.

gidaeon
March 30, 2009, 10:02 PM
yes- to lock the bolt back after pulling back, push the charging lever in & it should lock; pull handle out to release bolt forward.

nc76
March 30, 2009, 10:17 PM
Mine will not do that. I wonder if it is a mechanical issue or if yours does it due to being manufactured later than mine. I have no serial number on mine that I can find. Does yours have it on the barrel around the Marlin logo, or is it somewhere else? I can't find too much out there about these rifles so it is good to have someone to compare with.

Here is a pic of mine.

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk108/jnchampion/DSC07669.jpg

gidaeon
March 30, 2009, 10:23 PM
my serial is on the alum. receiver on the opposite side of bolt charge handle.

Can you move the handle in and out at all? Make sure you are really pulling the bolt all the way back and not just part way! I bet if you remove from stock and take apart and simply reassembly you'll be good to go. Its not hard at all, you probably did it years ago - and there's pic guides over on rimfirecentral. Its not a age or manuf. date thing as these are based off marlin 99's which worked the same way in 60-61 if I remember right?

nc76
March 30, 2009, 10:24 PM
Thanks..I will check that out.

ShakyJake
March 31, 2009, 12:47 AM
Hi 00
Looking at your Airsoft Sniper lookalike brings up a sad case here in the Tampa area. Report of a man with an assualt rifle acting erratic in Walmart parking lot. Police response brought several officers and when he refused to put the rifle down and pointed at an officer, he was shot. Turned out to be an Airsoft look alike. Possible another suicide by cop??? Nothing further heard just happened this weekend. Thoughts really go out to the officer. He did everything right, but this guy may have used him because he didn't have the guts to do it himself.
Gidaeon Enjoy your new rifle. Looks like a real winner.
TaKe CaRe
Ted

rangerruck
March 31, 2009, 04:24 AM
what you have their in the 99 series is a little package of great rifle making; the earlier ones were even a bit better bet let's look at what you have.
White line spacers, fully ramped and beaded front site, with two hold down screws, no one does this anymore, especially a beaded front site.
walnut stock. metal trigger assy., with not one, but two screws in the rear, for more reinforcement. swivels, if early enough, say right on them ' made in Italy',
earlier ones, that were mag fed, had a base metal plate, that went from the front of the trigger assy, all the way to the front take down screw, that was huge and knurled, so that you never tightened any of the screws into the wood, only onto the metal plates of the front of the trigger guard, the magwell guard, and the takedown screw plate. Just genious really.
the old bushnell sportviews were Jap made, should have an inspection tag on it somewhere, or somewhere around the eyepiece bell, it should say Japan right on it. if so, You have also got a nice scope there.
So then, if yours has possibly all the above mentioned features, you got a 75 dollar rear site, and 75 dollar scope, and a 150-200 dollar rifle, for 75 bucks, a very nice get!

rangerruck
March 31, 2009, 04:28 AM
one more thing; please stop using remington 22 ammo in your beautiful little rifle, God has to kill kittens every time this stinky, filthy, dirty,poorly crimped, highly inconsistent, powder levels poured by Ray Charles, poorly mfgr'd ammo is used. We are trying to teach remington a lesson here.

gidaeon
March 31, 2009, 05:30 AM
one more thing; please stop using remington 22 ammo in your beautiful little rifle, God has to kill kittens every time this stinky, filthy, dirty,poorly crimped, highly inconsistent, powder levels poured by Ray Charles, poorly mfgr'd ammo is used. We are trying to teach remington a lesson here.

Ranger, tell us how you really feel about Remington golden bulk... :D

rangerruck
March 31, 2009, 11:03 AM
really? 'cuz I don't think this site is ready for the spewing vitriol that would
pour out like lava...

doubs43
March 31, 2009, 11:24 AM
On 14 March I went to a firearms auction in Georgia. There was a Marlin just like yours but not in quite as nice condition judging from your picture. It sold for $250!! I'd say you did exceptionally well at $75.

It didn't have a scope either.

gidaeon
February 17, 2010, 11:58 PM
Its been one year since I bought the above rifle. Its still my favorite I think. I'm debating taking either said 99m1 or its sister 60 to my first Appleseed. I've heard aperture sight is the way to go so I need to ditch the scopes. Yes, I know they're tube fed. I did acquire a Marlin 89c mag-based but its missing pieces still. If only those 99m1\m2 had come with true peep sights!

The bummer is that Tech sights cost as much as each rifle! That's hard for me to justify.

Almond27
February 18, 2010, 12:59 AM
one more thing; please stop using remington 22 ammo in your beautiful little rifle, God has to kill kittens every time this stinky, filthy, dirty,poorly crimped, highly inconsistent, powder levels poured by Ray Charles, poorly mfgr'd ammo is used. We are trying to teach remington a lesson here Holy Cow you had me laughing so hard on this one.

zoom6zoom
February 18, 2010, 10:49 AM
It was, as you can imagine, set to emulate the M1 Carbine.
The model 989 M2 was even closer, as it was the same rifle but mag fed. First .22 I ever owned.

CajunBass
February 18, 2010, 01:37 PM
I ex and I had one of those years ago. It was her dad's so it was "her" rifle, but we both shot it. Pretty good little gun if I remember. It had the rear sight, but when we first got the rifle, but the magazine tube was missing. A local gunsmith had one so we were back in business. If I remember correctly it held 10? 11 shots. Something like that. Her's also had the sling swivles.

I had a Marlin 39A, so I didn't shoot it much, but we used to take it down to the gravel pit from time to time and plink cans with it. Fun little gun. Good find.

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