Marlin 99 M1

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by Spud9, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Spud9

    Spud9 Well-Known Member

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    One just fell in my lap!!! It is in very good, almost excellent shape. Dated it at 1967. DK on barrel. Anyone know much about them? Pics to follow.
     
  2. SHOOTER13

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    Nice score...!!

    The Marlin Model 99M1 is a short carbine with the same tubular magazine and action as the Marlin 99 and 99U.

    The main difference is the 99M1 has a wooden hand guard and an 18-inch barrel to make it look more like a US military M1 Carbine.

    Marlin introduced the 99M1 in 1964, in hopes that the resemblance to the US M1 carbine would appeal to the thousands of

    WW II veterans who had trained with and carried into combat the larger caliber US M1. The 99M1 was a success and over 160,000

    were sold before production was discontinued in 1978.
     

  3. Spud9

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    Thanks Shooter, now what is the main difference between the M99 and the M60. I don't see much of a difference. (not including the stock on the M1 version.)
     
  4. Ickaber

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  5. kybeagle

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    The 99 was the forerunner of the model 60. The biggest difference was the stock. The 99 featured walnut while the 60 has birch.
     
  6. 28Shooter

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    Always liked the look of the 99M1 but never owned one.
     
  7. hombre243

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    99m1

    A friend of mine has one and just finished a major overhaul of the finish. He added a few new lines to the plain jane stock: he carved a cheekpiece into the butt and also cut a schnabel on the forend. He has a way with wood...and he is a master mechanic. He is the guy who designed and built the Bounty Hunter Semi several years ago for a guy named ray Carpenter. If you are familiar with the truck pulls you know the name.

    I know great work when I see it and I envy those with skills. Me? I make good coffee, good wine and good beer. My sausage isn't bad either.:eek:
     
  8. Spud9

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    Get a pic of the refurb and post it. I would love to see it. And I bet all the other Marlin gun pornites would like to see it too....
     
  9. hombre243

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    Sorry, that ship sailed

    There came a time when even the best friend-ship arrived at its final destination.
     
  10. Ickaber

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    Sounds like a twin brother to mine, also stamped DK. I would like to find the leather sling that I've read originally came with these, as mine is missing.
     
  11. SHOOTER13

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    Can you post a pic Ickaber...!?
     
  12. Ickaber

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    Gladly, since I already uploaded it for my introduction post when I joined. Here it is:

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  13. SHOOTER13

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    Very nice...thanks !
     
  14. 1895gunner

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    Here is a pic of my 99 with walnut.

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  15. Ickaber

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    What's the difference between the 99 and 99 M1. M1 is a carbine so a shorter barrel, has the top hand guard (or whatever it's called), has only a 9-round tube. What else am I missing?
     
  16. Spud9

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    1895Gunner that is a sweet stock. I would love to find one... maybe one of those will fall in my lap one day too. Ick, Nice M1, and yeah ours are probably long lost bro's. Have to compare numbers to see how far off they were on the assembly...