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I posted this question at another site and got no response......??? I have an old model 99 that was my grandfathers'.....and I would like to scope it,,but I can't find any scopebase listing for it. It has 2 drilled and tapped holes in the receiver. I would like to find a dovetail base if possible,,,since many of the 22 scopes come with rings.
I'm not too familiar with older Marlins.....but from reading other posts I'm guessing the model 60 replaced the 99. Is the receiver the same?
Thanks for any response.
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The original 99 was made from 59-61. The model 99C was made from 62-78, it was grooved for scope mounts. The first 99 was'nt drilled and tapped for a scope. Odds are someone, sometime or another has drilled it for a base. Which is what your going to have to do. If you have a gunshop around that carries a wide variety of bases, your going to have to try a bunch until you find one that will match the radius, and drill and tap the holes. Unless your lucky enough to find the one they used and the holes line up for ya.
 

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BROWNELLS has "blank" dovetail scope mount stock ......... Just buy a section, and drill as needed.
If you are a bit unsure about taking on something like this, just ask to speak to the Tech Dept. . . . . . The Guys there, will be more than happy to give you a hand. Just tell Him what You're trying to do.
If You've got a dial caliper, or just a decent stainless engineer's ruler (sp), measure the screw holes from the same points (back of hole, to back of hole),
and that will give you the Center to Center measurement of the holes, WITHOUT any guesswork. If you give this information to the Tech, He may know of a base that's a perfect fit. (be sure to use LocTite)

Good Luck
 

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Thanks guys........I like the Brownells blank dovetail base idea. I will be getting in touch with them for sure.
I'm pretty handi when it comes to fabrication of things,,and I own a drill press so it shouldn't be too hard to get r done.
 
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