big shrek
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big shrek

G&G Evangelist, Male, from Northwest, FL

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    1. PaleHawkDown
      PaleHawkDown
      Hello sir,
      I was told you might be the person to talk to in order to find out if the Astra 80, 90, and 100 mags are compatible. Any help would be appreciated.
      1. big shrek
        big shrek
        Astra, not so much....haven't gotten any of those yet, just the Star's. The two companies ended up merging at the end...but that doesn't help much ;)
        Nov 9, 2018
      2. PaleHawkDown
        PaleHawkDown
        Thanks anyway. I'm having a devil of a time finding out.
        Nov 9, 2018
    2. BUTCHPARK
      BUTCHPARK
      Hello. Do you know where to get a rear sight assembly for a Marlin 99m1, Marlin part # 507241? Or an aftermarket equivalent? THANKS!!
      1. big shrek
        big shrek
        Skinner Sights is the best looking option, IMHO.
        Nov 9, 2018
    3. marlin795 man
      marlin795 man
      hey man havent been on here for a year later
    4. marlin795 man
      marlin795 man
    5. marlin795 man
      marlin795 man
      hows your kids been doin big shrek
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    6. marlin795 man
      marlin795 man
      If you Oh, and if U have an older 60/795, keep an eye on the recoil springs & buffer...change every 20 years or so,
      or if you start having a lot of stovepipe issues that aren't ammo-related (Remington ammo)

      Good Luck!

      just ordered recoil spring for my dads late 70s model 60.He has never replaced the recoil spring in it

      Thanks for the info big shrek
    7. big shrek
      big shrek
      Clean 'em as you would an AR15, as in, after every range visit/hunting trip.
      Don't have to worry much about cleaning the barrel, just the action & those two divots on each side of the chamber,
      and the trigger guard...which helps the feel of the trigger...as burnt powder gets down in there...
      avoid Remington Rimfire ammo...very dirty and tends to be out of spec...causes headaches...
      Periodically the tube mag and box magazines need to be cleaned out, I've used a .410 brush on the tube mag,
      and the 795 mags are cleaned like any other box mag...

      If you have an older 60/795, keep an eye on the recoil springs & buffer...change every 20 years or so,
      or if you start having a lot of stovepipe issues that aren't ammo-related (Remington ammo)
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    8. marlin795 man
      marlin795 man
      hey big Shrek I own a marlin 795 and my dad owns a marlin 60 so I was wondering if there was anything we have to watch out for on those guns like how often should they be cleaned or other stuff like that.

      by the way his 60 is late 70s and mine brand new

      your thread Marlin 60/795 Accessories is what got me started on Gun and Game
    9. grizcty
      grizcty
      Glad to hear your doing alright.
      Playing Mr. Mom is no fun, but eventually it will start to get a bit easier.
      I passed your message onto others, who were also worried.
      Still have you in my morning prayers.

      Take care, be safe.
      God bless.
      Griz
    10. Para Cassatt
      Para Cassatt
      Good to see you back and to know all is well. 36" 23 month olds, WOW!
    11. grizcty
      grizcty
      Wondering how you are doing, haven't seen you post in awhile.
      Still have y'all in my prayers.
    12. Para Cassatt
      Para Cassatt
      Where have you been? Haven't seen you on here or RC lately.
    13. lone wolf
      lone wolf
      how much experience do you have with installing a barrel on a winchester 290
    14. lone wolf
      lone wolf
      what is your experience with winchester 290
    15. 1shot1k
      1shot1k
      Thanx for the "like"...
      1shot1k
    16. TNPIRATE
      TNPIRATE
      big shrek thanks for the help. Figured there was a spring or something that went haywire. I'm think order new and replace. The original probably never been replaced.
      Mark
    17. TNPIRATE
      TNPIRATE
      big shrek since you be the Marlin Master, He He. I has a question for ya. You know I picked up that little Marlin 99. I have fired Winchester bulk thru it and Blazer 40 gr. Now what it is doing is spiting out the empty but the bolt is catching the empty and jamin up. It does it more with the Winchester than with the Blazers. But it is still happening.

      I have cleaned it up and oiled it up a bit, and still happens. Is there an adjustment or a sping that might need some attention? And if so I sure hope that the Marlin is as easy to work on as the Ruger. I saved all the instrutional videos you passed on to me on my computer. So when I do something I sit with the rifle in front of me and watch the videos and stop and start as needed. Thanks for your help.
      Mark
    18. TNPIRATE
      TNPIRATE
      big shrek thanks for sending all the info. What I am finding on this litle 99 is out of 9 rounds 2 to 3 rounds get hung up in chambering. The round will try making it into the bore and the bolt is slaming against the bullet before it makes it in, sometimes damaging the casing and sometimes hitting the lead and losing it a little from the casing. Then I have maually remove the bullet. And sometimes the new round is trying to make it into the bore and the bolt is closing on the ejecting casing. On the bright side there are those times that I get to pop off a full 9 rounds with out any mishaps. Is this a sign of being dirty (which I know it is) or is there some adjustment being needed? I hope it's simple. Cause if I gotta do adjustment on I had better get my eyes rechecked and get new glasses so I can see what I am doing. LOL. I will sit down and read all the items you sent. It's Christmas and at times not enough hours in a day. You and yours have a Merrry Christmas.
    19. big shrek
      big shrek
      Oh, probably meant the Marlin FTE repair sticky...
      I'll throw in a few extra notes too ;)
      https://www.gunandgame.com/forums/marlin/87522-marlin-fte-repair.html

      Ejector wire gage for Marlin 60 - RimfireCentral.com Forums

      Marlin 60 & 795 trigger work... - RimfireCentral.com Forums

      Those ought to get you started pretty well, RFC is a HUGE help...learned most of what I know there :)
      Anything that's done to the Marlin 60 (Old Style) applies to the 99-series.
    20. TNPIRATE
      TNPIRATE
      big shrek: Under the forum for 22rimfire under just bought model 99 someone posted this "Big Shrek's M60 Cleaning instructions" I tried looking it up under G&G and google. Anyway you can help direct me to this? Would like to get the model 99 all squeeky clean. Thx TNpirate
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