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SoL 01-11-2011 11:56 AM

Oh my, Marlin 99M1, be my wife.
 
I just found one of these on a local auction.

It is great!!!!
Works like a marlin, feels like a mini m1 carbine.
Perfect for my ladygirl.
Tube mag is something new to me, but i quite like it :D
This gun was inexpensive, looks great, feels great and..... looks like an m1 carbine!!
:D:D
Does anyone have any of their own stories or opinions about this (potentially) fine firearm?

winds-of-change 01-11-2011 12:17 PM

Is it for your wife or are you going to make it your wife? :confused:

SoL 01-11-2011 12:21 PM

well it's FOR the girlfriend

but I like this rifle more than her.

masterPsmith 01-11-2011 02:15 PM

I have one and have had it for many years. Great little rifle. Basically a Mod. 60 with different furniture.

Jim........

GrumpyPine 01-11-2011 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SoL (Post 419975)
I just found one of these on a local auction.

It is great!!!!
Works like a marlin, feels like a mini m1 carbine.

Does anyone have any of their own stories or opinions about this (potentially) fine firearm?

Just got one within the past few months myself. A lot of fun! I was drawn to the looks as well. I kind of wish I had found the box magazine version instead of the tube fed one.. but it is still a nice looking little rifle.

I stuck a Simmons Mag scope on it- made for rimfires. It is holding up great.

See this thread about some mechanical issues with mine: http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f21/bad-22-ammo-malfunctioning-gun-33321/

Forgot to ask- do you have the rear sight for yours? Because it slides on the dovetail rail most of them have been lost. I don't have it so I had to scope mine.

big shrek 01-15-2011 10:55 AM

99M1's are basically short-mag-tube Marlin 60's (old style) with a walnut M-1 style stock w/ handguard.

A J&P spring kit, new buffer, and a methodical cleaning of the action & polishing of the bolt
& slide rails will lead to another 50 years of service :D

Bigdog57 01-23-2011 12:54 PM

I love my 99M1 too, and shoot it a lot more often than the Model 60SB I have. It's a great little 'bunny blaster', so light and handy. Tried a scope on it, but I actually prefer the open sights - many 99M1's are missing their scope-groove-mounted rear sights, but I got lucky.

big shrek 01-24-2011 08:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigdog57 (Post 427707)
I love my 99M1 too, and shoot it a lot more often than the Model 60SB I have. It's a great little 'bunny blaster', so light and handy. Tried a scope on it, but I actually prefer the open sights - many 99M1's are missing their scope-groove-mounted rear sights, but I got lucky.

Within a few months a biz I test gunparts for hopes to start making Aluminium Reproductions of those sights...
they're working out the legals with Marlin (takes FOREVER)...

Kinda funny, the CAD/CAM stuff took less time to perfect than the approval...LOL

Bigdog57 01-24-2011 09:35 AM

Hehehe..... that's the legal world for you! :rolleyes:


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