99 M1 Jams

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by hiddemcreek, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. hiddemcreek

    hiddemcreek Member

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    Used 99 M1 will not clear spent round...easy fix?
     
  2. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    I'll be the 1st wisea$$. Maybe. Actually, yes, it can be fixed regardless.

    I need a little more info, what happens with the empty case? Are you getting stovepipe so the extractors grab it? Or is it stuck in the chamber? Pics of what happens may help.
     

  3. hiddemcreek

    hiddemcreek Member

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    Thanks Matt.
    The spent round stovepipes.
    I hope there is a solution I really like this little carbine.
     
  4. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    It's the ejector wire. It needs to be tweeked. Use the nickel high / nickel wide as gauge on the wire. The wire should sit a nickel's thickness above the feed throat and with the lifter pushed down sit a nickel's thickness to the right of the inside of the feedthroat.

    To prevent further instances of potentially bending the wire again, always lock the bolt back when reassembling the action into the receiver.

    Lastly, pictures of your 99M1 would be nice.

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  5. hiddemcreek

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    Thanks, Matt! You got it! By the way that is one slick 99. Why doesn't Marlin revisit this baby? I bet it would sell a bunch!
     
  6. hiddemcreek

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    I am still going to post a photo asap but my poor 99 is an ugly duckling compared to yours. The wood and finish on yours appears NIB. I am also missing a rear sight and am finding it impossible to locate. One was listed on Amazon for $159.50! I will scope before that.
     
  7. MattNH

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    Mine was pretty rough when I picked it up in an auction for $110, with the rear sight. Don't hate the player, hate the game. I cleaned the stock with Murphy's Oil Soap and applied multiple coats of tung oil. I took the action components and the bolt from a 1983 vintage model 60 and put them in the 99M1 side plates. Shoots great.

    If I didn't have the rear sight, I would remove the front sight and pay my local gunsmith to drill and tap a hole and install tech sights.
     
  8. hiddemcreek

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    Awesome job and again great advice.
    Thanks, Matt.
    Will post pics soon when I figure out how.