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Old 03-12-2017, 01:23 PM
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:33 PM
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Looks like a very clean example. How does it shoot ?
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Old 03-12-2017, 01:46 PM
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I haven't shot it yet. According to the previous owner it has never been fired, thats about to change though. I am trying to determine age of this rifle. It has last shot hold open and slide release, so I am guessing 1985, 86, or 87. Any additional info on this gem would be greatly appreciated. I talked to Arrowdodger when I bought it and he was nearly as excited as I was. LOL He is going to hook me up with a KAT trigger.
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:09 PM
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Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture may be determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100:

If the above info is accurate, my rifles SN starts with 11 so it should be a 1989 model. I knew it was 85 when last shot bolt hold open was added.
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:24 PM
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Verrrry nice!!!
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Old 03-12-2017, 02:35 PM
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Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture may be determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100:

If the above info is accurate, my rifles SN starts with 11 so it should be a 1989 model. I knew it was 85 when last shot bolt hold open was added.
I'm not sure but i think 1989 is the last year they made the 990. Mine was made in 1979 the 1st year they made them. Nice looking rifle you have there.
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Old 03-12-2017, 04:07 PM
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Mine starts with 10. It's a 990 DU made in 1990 with full length barrel and magazine and LSHO. I got mine unfired with the box and papers and stickers. It has a very nice walnut stock also, no dings, perfect.
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:08 AM
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I must say that is a nice looking rifle! Very reminiscent of my 1966 Model 99c, almost identical actually. Of course mine is missing that DU badge, also no checkering on mine.

How did the 990 differ from the 60? Looks like a 60 with walnut stock to me.
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Old 03-14-2017, 02:28 PM
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Thank you. The only difference that I can tell besides the stock is the front hood sight,and maybe the rear flip up sight too.

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Old 03-14-2017, 03:45 PM
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Here's a RFC thread on a 990 that I purchased. They are very nice looking guns; could never go back to a M60 after handling them.

"New" Marlin 990 (walnut stocked) from 1988 - w/ pics
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Old 03-14-2017, 03:54 PM
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I can't believe I never knew about these 990's. They are so similar to my old 1966 Model 99c it is shocking.

I think I may have to keep my eyes peeled for a DU 990 now to compliment my 99c!

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Old 03-14-2017, 03:58 PM
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I can't believe I never knew about these 990's. They are so similar to my old 1966 Model 99c it is shocking.

I think I may have to keep my eyes peeled for a DU 990 now to compliment my 99c!

Yep the 990 does fly under the radar.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:11 PM
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Thanks Kestrel4k for the link to your thread. That is a great looking rifle you found and what a deal. I paid $175+$40 shipping+$15 FFL fee for a grand total of $230 and I felt like I stole it.
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:15 PM
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Hey Joe that sure is a pretty 99 you got there. I love that lighter color finsh on the stock. That walnut really pops. Did you refinish it or was that factory?
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Old 03-14-2017, 07:38 PM
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Hey mike, that's not mine it's davcruz's. I tried to post mine, but since i already posted it in another thread this site won't let me re post it. Don't know why that is.
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