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June 20, 2010, 08:20 PM
I'm searching for a little info on this .22 rifle I inherited.It is a model 990 and the serial # is 70212518.

Steven Mace
June 20, 2010, 10:49 PM
pistolpat, is there a model number stamped on the barrel? It would help to know any nomenclature that appears on the barrel and receiver.

Steve Mace

June 21, 2010, 02:31 PM
FWIW, Marlin has had only a single design of .22 auto-loading rifle in production since 1960.

Marlin has produced many several MILLIONS of them, at this date.

That one design, however, has carried about 15-20 different model designations over the years, according to config, finish and furniture as issued; and whatever brand names for various chain store customers like Sears, Montgomery Ward and others..

Some of the Marlin models are: 60/70/79/795/99/99M1/990/990L/995.

Your particular model, the 990, was so stamped from 1993-1997, IIRC.