99 M1 parts

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by gunman5646, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. gunman5646

    gunman5646 Member

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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.:)
     
  2. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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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
     

  3. gunman5646

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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!
     
  4. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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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
     
  5. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    I'll add a pic

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  6. gunman5646

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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.
     
  7. gunman5646

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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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  8. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    You did a great job on it! Very nice.
     
  9. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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