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Old 10-16-2019, 09:05 AM
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I have a chance to get a Marlin 99 M1 with pretty good wood. The receiver and trigger group and both missing a little paint. I have polished the receiver and trigger guard on several 10/22's and they look great. Just wondering what y'all think about a polished 99 M1?
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:13 PM
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Nope. Sorry, you asked.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:25 PM
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Birchwood-Casey has a good paint for firearms. Try that.
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:35 PM
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I'll have to remove the paint anyway. After it is repainted, it is refinished and any value it had is pretty much gone. I guess I'll see when it is stripped.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:12 AM
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I did this to a .22 I had a long while ago. It was pretty ugly looking as it was so didn't figure it had much collector's value anyway. When I was done with it, it sure looked a lot better. I believe the material was something called "monel". I would say, find out if you would be destroying some important part of history before you start . If not, I don't think the world would be worse off with one less M60 say. However, a 99 M1 might be something best left as is. Tough call, it's your gun. Ask someone who is one of those "antique road show" types who really knows their stuff if you can find one. I would be curious myself as to how to approach this sort of problem.
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Old 10-17-2019, 09:46 AM
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ohhhh, shiny.....
No, not to my tastes for that genre rifle; first thing comes to mind are the chrome plated drill rifles. Well, I guess you could call it a BBQ Gun.
I suggest a strip, smooth, nice prep and 'paint' with whatever new-gen topcoat that will be better than the oem, but same color/texture.
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I can't imagine a 99 m1 has a lot of "collector value" unless NIB......... even then I doubt there are a lot of "collectors" looking for them.

It is your rifle; do as you wish. If you are not happy you can always paint it black again.

Have fun and post photos.........
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First stage of polishing is done. Lots more to do, but I had to order a buffer so I'll wait till it gets here to take it apart again. Haven't even cleaned the wood yet. Good thing is, I can always rough it up a tad and paint it. Meanwhile, I kinda like it.

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Looks good, I like it
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Old 10-18-2019, 09:29 PM
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Ahhh, I know it's not done yet but the nice walnut looks better blued imo. Silver/stainless looks right with a laminate or synthetic stock. My first .22 was a 989M2 so I'm partial to the original looks. Do what ya want with 10/22s. They're made to butcher except for the old DSPs.
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Ahhh, I know it's not done yet but the nice walnut looks better blued imo. Silver/stainless looks right with a laminate or synthetic stock. My first .22 was a 989M2 so I'm partial to the original looks. Do what ya want with 10/22s. They're made to butcher except for the old DSPs.
The wood is VERY nice. I agree that a blued/black receiver would look better with this walnut. I prefer keeping the factory original look. Remember this rifle was made to look like the WWII combat M1 carbine and shiny doesn't make it in combat.
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Old 10-21-2019, 10:17 AM
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I have a black Dura-Coat kit I've never used. Maybe this is the time, LOL.
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Live with it a while, I suspect that after a bit it will become clear which way you want to go.
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I have a black Dura-Coat kit I've never used. Maybe this is the time, LOL.
I'd bet that would be a great coating for the receiver. I have a Glenfield M75 which is like a 99M1 without the hand guard and a barrel mounter rear sight. It's in great shape but one side of the receiver is scrapped up. That might be a option.
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