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  1. I went with the 10-22 build, far better setup IMO. The Citadel M1 Carbine just has too many cheap parts. The 10/22 replica setup shoots and handles as good as it looks. After all its a 10/22 under the skin. [img width=800 height=600]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Ruger%2010%2022/242e2f5d-19de-4764-a781-f7d44b489dc6_zps6465f076.jpg
  2. I bought myself a couple of early Christmas gifts this year after doing a great deal of research on these firearms. I have had the opportunity in the past to handle and shoot several 9mm UZI's and always wanted one. So when Umarex started importing these Walther made .22 versions of the UZI carbine and pistol (uzi micro frame) I had to have them. They are made under license from IWI (Israel Weapon Industries). I saved $150-200 each buying the firearm from CDNN rather than locally retail. Since the rifle and pistol only come with one 20 round magazine I ordered 4 more at 20 each from CDNN also. The only readily visual difference between the .22's and the 9mm's is the magazines. The weapons are very close copies aesthetically. Of course the guts are all .22. Every online review I read was positive on these guns and I can see why after handling these firearms. I am very very impressed by the build quality and solid feel on both these units. The receiver and receiver cover are aluminum castings not Polymer and the little guns feels like quality weapons throughout. The pistol grips and integral trigger guards are polymer, the barrel sleeve and folding stock of the rifle are steel and well made and solid. The rifle has a folding stock, detachable sling swivel and the traditional UZI handguard, which may be removed to reveal a small Picatinny rail. I did remove it and installed a short vertical grip which I had in my gear stash. The under-folding, steel stock operates just like the original UZI stock. Unlike the UZI center-fire Carbines, the .22 Long Rifle has a 18-inch long barrel that is surrounded by an 1 1/2-inch-diameter steel shroud that is made to look like a suppressor, of course it is non-functional. The forward 12 1/2 inches of barrel is stiffened by the faux suppressor. The extra barrel length was necessary to comply with federal law that requires that a rifle’s overall length must be at least 26 inches with the stock folded. The sights are made like original UZI sights and are protected by sight ears front and back, the rear sight is a two-position aperture flip, while the front is a post. Elevation adjustments are made by depressing the detent adjacent to the front post and turning it up or down. the guns field-strip easily into three major parts for cleaning. The guns are labeled “22LR HV†to indicate that only high-velocity ammunition is advised to cycle reliably. CCI Mini Mag or similar ammunition is recommended by the Manufacturer. I will update with a range session report when I get the time to field test the UZI's. [img width=800 height=534]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/IWI%20UZI/8bbefb80-4853-4aff-b14d-7b374b60049b_zpsab2c84d3.jpg [img width=800 height=453]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/IWI%20UZI/672efdcc-fe73-49d6-8229-47435548a651_zps04d20859.jpg
  3. Pirate

    Jackpot, twice

    I currently own two 99M1’s and one 989M2 and I am always on the lookout for good examples of these great little rifles. My good friend and co-worker Albert also shares the passion for these Marlin’s and he recently found us not one but two near pristine early production 989 M2’s. Both rifles are pre-68 non-serialized firearms. The rifle (1) with the beautiful Tiger striping on the stock was manufactured in 1965, the first year of production. Note the flat end of the stock at the barrel band location. Also note the two small screws on the left side of the receiver. I believe these screws are only on the first year of production rifles. The other rifle (2) was manufactured in 1966 and has the rounded front stock at the barrel band location. The Tiger stripped rifle is in near perfect condition and even has an original factory sticker still on the bottom of the front stock. It’s the best example of a 989M2 I have ever handled or observed. The bluing is flawless and it does not appear to have been disassembled since the screws are in perfect condition. The other rifle is not far behind in overall condition with only a couple of minor stock dings that are hardly noticeable. The bluing on this rifle is also near flawless. Both have the factory rear sight and one magazine each. I have not disassembled either rifle yet but the bores are bright and shiny on both rifles and mechanically they appear to be in like new condition. We are both thrilled to say the least to have found these rifles. [img width=800 height=865]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%20989%20M2/519d6ecd-1e35-4af0-bdaf-98bd61531369_zps1b989f26.jpg [img width=800 height=671]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%20989%20M2/d79636c2-278c-4457-bafc-46a4e276b307_zpsf8b8b775.jpg [img width=800 height=752]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%20989%20M2/a3d7bc07-380a-4ef5-aec3-7873169acf6c_zps82fc9e02.jpg [img width=800 height=600]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%20989%20M2/2273b97f-214f-4baf-98c4-4dc1f50db9f5_zps3e1d66d2.jpg [img width=800 height=600]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%20989%20M2/9c17b2d4-6154-40ac-a7be-c80b74cbc327_zps78c07a0b.jpg [img width=800 height=469]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%20989%20M2/e6988da2-7c83-4c85-a654-6a052fdc05de_zpsf41494aa.jpg
  4. Pirate

    Marlin 989 M2

    I finally found a 989M2 (1973 manufacture date) to go with my two 99M1's. Purchased it in a private sale. Original rear sight came with the rifle. Came with two 7 round blued mags. Rifle is in VG mechanical shape overall, stock is great looking with a nice figure to the wood with no crack, splits or dings. The bluing on the barrel is thin and a previous owner removed the finish from the receiver and trigger guard so I may Duracoat the metal matte black. It was super dirty so I spent 3 hours and did a complete strip down and inspection and it cleaned up nicely. Bolt buffer was in good shape. The rifle also came with a vintage Weaver K6 (El Paso) scope that is in good shape. I will not use a scope on this rifle but I may have a place for it on another host. [img width=800 height=565]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%20989%20M2/d21a32de-6da5-4508-892c-b2e4b80d1dc7_zps5e576749.jpg
  5. That is right Marlin designed the 99M1 (tube feed) and the 989M1 which uses a 10 round mag (same mags the 795 uses) to look similar to the M1 carbine. Very fast handling little .22. The action is the same as the model 60 Marlins.
  6. Found these little beauties a while back and added Tech Sights to one. The other had the hard to find Marlin rear sight. Both are great little shooters. [img width=800 height=507]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%2099%20M1/61744392-7a89-48a3-a93e-7f45fc26caee.jpg
  7. Was a little bored on a rainy Saturday and decided to do a three color camo rattle can paint job on the OEM 795 stock. I like the way it turned out. [img width=800 height=448]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Marlin%20795/e5d5b9e0-018a-4256-8121-086ad91bc76b.jpg
  8. Yes for this match I am. I have typically been using a 10/22 or my CMMG .22 AR upper setup along with my Ruger 22/45 pistol but I want to spice things up a bit.
  9. I am going with The S&W M&P .22 setup for my next rimfire 2 gun match. [img width=800 height=491]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y217/jimcope/Rimfire%20match%20guns/de782b2f-4ccc-4fc4-9e60-f90e62380c54.jpg
  10. 10/22 10 round doubler inserted with a mag cover on lower mag.
  11. The target 10/22 and the M1 carbine replica build came out just as I had envisioned so I am happy. I wanted a simple military type look to the target build and that worked out nicely with the OD green Hogue stock and black 18" Green Mountain barrel. The base rifle was one of the three 10/22's I purchased last weekend NIB for $179. I sold one of my AK's I owned and that pretty much provided all the funds for the two builds I did this week.
  12. Perry's Guns in Wendell, NC had a big Ruger sale on Friday and Saturday with Ruger factory reps onsite. I stopped by and left the store with the last 3 NIB 10/22's and paid $179 each and got some nice freebies also form the Ruger reps. I had been having trouble finding 10/22's lately for projects I had in mind so I jump all over this and finished a little project this morning. I had wanted to do another M1 carbine replica build for my son since they have been a big hit at every event I have shot them. I may do some trigger/sear work on this one in the future but I have found that this setup work really well for Appleseeds and 2 gun matches. The dummy mag is epoxied to the base of a standard rotary 10/22 mag and is just for looks but it does make mag removal and reloads faster. Total cost for this build is about $330 including the rifle at $179 for comparison original M1 Carbine
  13. I have been on a .22 kick lately, I guess fueled by the increasing high cost of ammo and the fact I just love .22 plinkers in general. A friend gave me an old ATI Dragunov style stock set made for the Marlin Model 60 he had laying around and no longer wanted. so I decided to take it. I played around with this thing a while and decided to do the relatively simple modification to the stock and drop in my Marlin 795 barrel/receiver. The 795 factory stock for those who are not familiar is a lightweight thin polymer Monte Carlo style. This setup has a pistol grip and allows me to install a rail on the bottom of the fore end and install a Magpul AFG2. It took about an hour going slowly with the Dremel to modify the stock to accept the 795 receiver but it work out perfectly and fits snugly and looks like it was made for the rifle. It handles quickly and is very lightweight in this configuration. It should make a great Rimfire 2 gun match rifle. I also installed a combo front sling swivel/bi-pod rail adapter at the front of the stock so I can use a bi-pod if desired since I may scope it at some point. I love an inexpensive "build". This cost me nothing since the stock was free and I already had the other parts in my parts bin.
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