Yesterday I ran across a Marlin Model 99. It looked like the mechanizam was a shorter version of the model 60 with a carbine styled stock (simular to the M1 Carbine). I went on the net and took a look at it to find out more about it. According to the net it holds 7 in the tube, and 1 in the pipe semi auto. I was thinking that if anything was to go wrong with it and it was infact a short version of the model 60 parts would not be that hard get (from what I have read on this site). I did remember the serial number and the first 2 digets were 70. Someone had posted a Marlin serial number on this site at one time and I copied it. The manufacture date with this serial number is 1970. I also went into the gun auctions on the net and the prices ranged from 137.00 (that auction closed) all the way up to a little over 300.00. Does anyone know a little more about this rifle and what it might be worth?