I picked up a Marlin 99M1 .22 rifle through GunBroker from my locally favored pawn shop a few weeks ago. I had been unable to really get my hands on it until last night due to being out of the country and all sorts of other things. I had PLANNED on taking this little baby to the range tomorrow (Saturday) to give her a try, so I disassembled it to give it a good cleaning. Besides being dirty for an almost 50 year old gun, I shouldn't have been surprised to find that the buffer had completely cracked in half. Needless to say that now I have to wait for the part from Numrich before I can take it out I even picked up a Simmons Mag scope to throw on it (it is missing the rear site assembly, much like most of these surviving rifles - and it costs almost as much as the gun itself!). I might look into sticking on an aftermarket part for that.