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Old 01-12-2012, 05:05 PM
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Hello, fellow shooters,
Just bought a used Mod. 99. Seems to be in very good condition, needs a thorough cleaning yet. Need to find a replacement front sight with screws and don't know where to look for one.
Also, perhaps one of you afficiandos out there could give me some history on this rifle. There are no serial numbers on it, just the proof mark "A1".
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Old 01-13-2012, 03:16 AM
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One of the earliest Marlin 22 rf autos. they started making them in the late 1950s, a time when autos were new to civilians. they were low cost but well made and build. The design has laste decades, and they make a nice small game or plinking rifle. they made lots of versions grom model 99 to model 99G. Even marketed under a marlin/Glenfield models slightly cheaper with plainer stocks. It is a simple blow back design. They even made a "M1 Carbine" model for a while.

No serial number means yours is and early one probably built from 1959 to 1968. Prior to 1968 few 22 rifles had serial numbers, as they were low cost, and even puting the serial number on cost a few cents more. the 1968 Gun Control Act changed that and made everygun have a serial number, so that helps date it.

parts are still readily available. Try the manufacturer (web site) Marlin or www.gunpartscorp.com

You have a nice rifle.

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Old 01-13-2012, 02:51 PM
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I own exactly the same gun.

gunparts is a great place to find what you need.

Good shooting with it, you'll find it'll become a favorite!
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Old 01-14-2012, 03:41 AM
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Hello, Harry,
Thanks for the help, I appreciate it. The rifle cleaned up well. The action is now smoother and I oiled the
beautiful walnut stock. Can't wait until the snow stops so I can go outside and shoot it.
Thanks again.
Tony
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Old 01-14-2012, 05:40 AM
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Tony;

Mine dates to around '58,[???] and the only part I have replaced was the magazine spring.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:34 PM
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Hello, Chris,
Thanks for the reply. Did some searching on the Internet and found that my rifle was manufactured
January 1965...Cool, huh?
Numrich has a replacement front sight for around $12, but the screw to hold it on---$3.65! Mighty expensive screw!
Marlin website was no help at all. I did find out that the Model 60 sight is interchangeable with the Model
99, even though there is only one screw on the Mod 60 and two on the Mod 99. Took the sight off my Mod
60 and mounted on the Mod 99...Presto! It works fine. Now to find an inexpensive Mod 60 sight...grin...
See ya later,
Tony
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Old 01-20-2012, 10:35 PM
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Hello Chris,
Thanks for the reply. Bought new sight and screw from Brownells for almost half price. Got discount because I am a Veteran and a FireFighter. Numrich didn't make such an offer. Got the sight in the mail today and installed it on the rifle. Fits like it came from the factory. Now, if it would stop snowing here in
Michigan long enough, I could go out and put some holes in the bullseye....grin...
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Old 01-21-2012, 03:36 PM
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firefighter huh???

January marked my 25th year as a firefighter. I'm an ex chief....[do we really ever stop being????]

Stay safe brother!
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