Originally Posted by cmj480
I have a marlin 22lr model 989, and Iwas looking to buy more clips, preferalby the 10 round. Is there any difference between the model 795 and the 989. I can only find 10 rd clips for the model 795, and was wondering if it will work on the model 989.
Don't call 'em clips, you'll have the old geezers up in arms...lol
Mags (box mag) from the 10-round OEM Marlin & 25-round Shooter's Ridge mag are backwards compatable.
The biggest difference between the 795 & 989/989M2/70/70HC/70P/995/etc..is the magwell bump.
The bump prevents older 12-round OEM Marlin & 20-round Ramline mags (pre-1994) from being used in the 795,
due to the Assault Weapons Ban of 1994, (thank you Bill Clinton, you bum) which expired in 2004 (YAY!)
Good cleaning & polishing instructional here...shows the Magwell Bump as well.
For those that don't have the bump, they can use the newer (post-1996) magazines.
Sometimes you have to play with 'em a little, some have reported that the new Shooter's Ridge
mags require a little backwards pressure to work right, so you slip in a piece of foam tape in the magwell
for proper function.