Marlin model 99 M1 question(s)


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saldawyz
March 23, 2010, 11:52 AM
Been a lurker for a little while. First time poster / thread starter. My question is about a .22 my father used to own. It needs a little refinishing and rust removal. I've seen a very helpful thread on this within the forum. My new question is about ammunition. I've seen somewhere that I shouldn't put newer, hotter rounds through an old rifle. True? If so, what grain do I use for a .22 made in the 60's? I certainly don't want to ruin my dad's old gun, especially when its perfect ( weight / length ) for my daughters to begin with.
Also, does anyone here know how, or even if, I get the action to stay open? My grandfather's .22 was a model 60 ( a newer one he bought to keep pace with the kids ) and it stays open and shuts with the push of a button directly under the action. the 99 M1 just snaps shut. Is there a trick to this, or is this normal for the model? Sure would help to clean if I could get the action to naturally stay open.
Any cleaning hints or alerts I should be aware of? The fewer surprises, the better.
Thanks in advance!

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CajunBass
March 23, 2010, 01:30 PM
Any 22 Long Rifle ammo will be fine.

There is no bolt hold open. At least if there is I never figured out how to work it on the one I used to have.

Jubjub
March 23, 2010, 01:41 PM
The bolt hold open was added to the Marlin .22 action in the late 80's. And it's fine with any .22 LR ammo.

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