Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Gunsmithing & Do-It-Yourself Projects > Gunsmithing Forum > marlin 99 feed

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-14-2013, 12:10 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
primer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,336
Liked 2351 Times on 1529 Posts

Default

I picked it up at the gunshow, in good shape with the squirrel engraved stock.

I posted in the .22 threads with no responses. About 20% of the bullets aren't popping up from the tube magazine in time, bending the bullet in the action. Sometimes they are pointed down, jammed in real good. Usually, the last 2 rounds won't come out of the tube at all, even after repeated manual cycling.

I bought it dirty, took the stock off, and with no further disassembley, did 5 rounds of soaking with brakleen, cycle action a few times, then blow with compressed air. I couldn't find any crud after doing this. So is it clean enough or am I missing some crud? Is it a spring issue? Is there a spring that pushes the round into the action other than the tube spring? The tableholder at the gun show said twice it cycled fine.

One last thing, what's the difference between the models 99 and 60?

__________________

Feral cat waterboarder

primer1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 02-14-2013, 12:38 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,259
Liked 698 Times on 448 Posts
Likes Given: 226

Default

The tube spring could be weak(unlikely). Wrong inner magazine tube(possible). With the mag tube out does the follower have tension and move freely? If you can eliminate the inner mag tube as the problem then you have to look at the action assembly.

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 01:08 AM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
primer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,336
Liked 2351 Times on 1529 Posts

Default

Tube spring seems like it has enough pressure, and the follower isn't damaged or worn. Taking that action apart isn't going to be like a 10-22.

__________________

Feral cat waterboarder

primer1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 02:42 AM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
hiwall's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Cleator,AZ
Posts: 3,259
Liked 698 Times on 448 Posts
Likes Given: 226

Default

Taking that action apart is not something for a beginner. At the range(or safe place) work some shells thru the action and look closely at where they hang up. It is hardly worth bringing it to a gunsmith. Trade it off when you see something you like sometime.

__________________

Just walking on the edge of of my grave.

hiwall is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2013, 02:56 AM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
primer1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 6,336
Liked 2351 Times on 1529 Posts

Default

They are catching on the sharp bottom lip of the feed ramp. I didn't have the nerve to grind some off of it, even though it looks like it would help. I think I will take it back and bitch, hopefully the liar will give me my money back.

__________________

Feral cat waterboarder

primer1 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Marlin M60 feed issues longunner .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 8 02-06-2013 10:07 PM
Marlin 39 feed issue rb522 .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 7 01-07-2013 02:22 AM
Marlin 'Glenfield' 25 feed issue jismail .22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion 3 07-18-2011 05:07 PM
Marlin 917V feed jam whitepaw Gunsmithing Forum 3 05-01-2011 09:34 PM
Marlin 1984CB won't feed right. MotorbikeDon General Rifle Discussion 2 08-24-2010 05:01 PM