I've recently examined a 99/44 Deerfield Carbine, and wonder what sets it apart from the original, or if there was more than one predecessor. Deerfield looked a heck of a lot like a Mini-14. Anyone know which parts interchange? Wish the stocks did. And mags... Is the older, tube fed carbine recoil or gas operated? And for both models, are they designed for the pistol loads, or the hotter rifle loads? How's this for a wild idea... Putting the tube fed model into a modified Mini-14 or 10/22 folding stock (legal, with fixed mag)? And maybe installing a Mini-14 GB bayonet lug? I know, I'm nuts.