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Just acquired a Model 99 M1 . It's in fair shape, but missing a few parts. The front barrel band and swivel were available from Numrich, but where can I get an original rear sight? I don't believe this rifle was fired much, but the dings on the stock made required refinishing.
When I first saw it in the LGS, it called to me, to save it, so here I am.:)
 

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Hi and welcome. The rear sights on the 99M1 and 989M2 are pretty hard to come by. Most people removed them for a scope and once separated, rarely come back together. The best bet will be ebay and be prepared to pay.

I was lucky enough to find mine with the rear sight. And we like pictures here so lets see the 99M1
 

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I kinda thought it was something like that. I did purchase a Williams peep that fits a 3/8" dovetail, but I will check out E-bay. Currently the rifle is all apart, but I'll put up some pics. I should have done a before and after. The stock is in the process of sanding. Thanks for the help!
 

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If I ever find a 99M1 or a 989M2 without the rear sight I will definitely mount tech sights on it. Typically on these rifles the front sight was a band that has a set screw so I would need to drill and tap for the tech sight front, but so worth it

Link to Tech Sights for Marlin
 

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I'll add a pic

 

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I checked out the tech sights web site. They make the 99 look even more like an M1 carbine than the original Marlin version. I ordered a set and will send pics when I finish this project. Thanks for all the help guys.
 

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Finally finished

I have finally finished the Model 99 M1. I replaced the sights with a set of TSM200's from Tech sights, stripped the stock and steam ironed the dents, four coats of True oil, replaced barrel band, and added a Marlin brand sling. I used 0000 steel wool to give it a GI style matte finish. I believe it looks more like an M1 carbine than it did originally.
 

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You did a great job on it! Very nice.
 

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Nice work!
 
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