Marlin model 989 MR .22 cal rifle

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by jstouppe, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Sep 30, 2012
    ok. so i am cleaning my rifle and looking for what you said. my roll stamp is on the left. there is no code. my serial is on the left side as well. like i said there is a code inside the receiver. but the site provided is not recognizing it. no code under the roll stamp. at first i figured it was a replacement but my stamp does indicate it is a 989m2. the mags are fun. i am working with it so it works properly.
  2. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    I'd go with the 69xxxxx/1969 as being the date of production.

    After further thought, it might have very well been a 1965 60/99 reciever that wasn't used/serial-stamped until 1969...
    it ain't unheard of for someone to sit something under a bench for a few years and forget about it, then find it when cleaning a few years/decades later ;)

    I've found my fair share of hidden leftovers from the past cleaning up after an employee left the company...
    Five 25 year old 1.75 bottles of Crown Royal stuck on top of a defunct about some niiiiiiiice Crown :)

  3. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Sep 30, 2012
    aaahhh you are probably right! i agree. thanks!
  4. logansc123

    logansc123 New Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    i just got a this rifle that use to be my grandfathers before he passed its a marlin model 989 m2 the serial number is 69251312 i assume the first two numbers on it is the year which would mean it was made in 1969 i was wondering if im correct with the year and what else you guys could tell me about this rifle
  5. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Nov 10, 2009
    NorthWest Florida
    Yep, 1969.
    Heck, there's plenty of info in this thread alone to keep one busy...
    Basically they are the same as the Marlin 70/70HC/995/795...just a few minor differences over the years...

    I will note that in the matter of Hi-Cap mags...
    a few months ago I finally had the issue so many complain about with the Shooter's Ridge/Champion 25-rd mags...
    I had kept the rifles & mags in locked hard cases inside my van for several hours...
    then went to the range on a nice 85-degree day...where the mags started springing apart...
    2 out of 3 Champion mags completely failed, right at the top where the sections were glued together...
    the Promags, due to a better design, had Zero Issues.

    Since that time I've Epoxy'd the Champion Mags so that they will likely never fail again...
    so if one has the Shooter's Ridge/Champion mags, be aware that plastic epoxy is in your future...
    on the upside, after you use a Quality epoxy, it is unlikely you'll ever have issues with them again :)
  6. Andy R

    Andy R New Member

    Sep 4, 2016
    I have an original manual/parts list for it.
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Welcome to The Fireaems Forum Andy.

    Just so you will not be expecting an answer from the OP, he made that one post back on December 4, 2010 and never came back.
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  8. Timatrimmer

    Timatrimmer New Member

    Dec 31, 2016
    I have a 989 mr2 from 1976. I want to put a tactical stock on it. What stocks can I use and what modifications need to be done?
  9. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    This is a very old thread. You may want to start a new one.
    joe45c likes this.
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