Marlin model 989 MR .22 cal rifle

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by jstouppe, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,419
    Location:
    NorthWest Florida
    And here's a new pic of mine :)
    Finally took time to shoot pics of most of the rimfire rifles I've got...
    [​IMG]

    BTW, the new Champion 25-rd mags work GREAT in my 989-M2 :D
  2. gabe600

    gabe600 New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2012
    Messages:
    1
    hey Big Shrek I have the same thing as Fritz. I just got a 989-M2 from my aunt. It was my grandfather's who passed away three years ago. There isn't a serial number, but all it says is either EK or FK, I can't tell. The bottom line of the "E" might just be a scratch but then again maybe not haha. If you could tell me the year on that and/or how you knew this that would be great.
  3. BulletBait

    BulletBait New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2011
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    Macho Grande, Ks.
  4. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2009
    Messages:
    6,887
    Location:
    naugatuck,Ct.
    like the looks of that baby
  5. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    hi! im nick 21 year old barber in nevada. I love my 989m2. It was the first rifle i ever bought with my own hard earned money, so it has a special place in my collection. i was curious what year mine is, the serial number is69264484; there is a code inside my receiver that says 10884; c1, also for the champion mag is it the 795 mag that is compadible with our 989's? thank you for all the good info, glad to learn some things about my rifle. Thanks again
  6. Shooter45

    Shooter45 *Administrator* Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2001
    Messages:
    10,013
  7. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    thanks for the info. out of all the older model rifles i have it seems the marlins always look and still shoot the best! ive been reading some reviews on the 25 round magazine and am reading that some dont feed right. IT seems its either hit or miss because some say it works great and others not so well. Any insight? much appretiated guys! glad to have found this awesome forum
  8. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    btw wasnt sure now if you where talking about mine, or if there was one in the picture, since my computer said there was an error loading it. so to clarify mine is march or 65 right?
  9. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,419
    Location:
    NorthWest Florida
    http://oldguns.net/sn_php/marlinlookup.php

    http://www.marlin-collectors.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2288

    In 1969 the first two numbers are your date of manufacture...hence the 69xxxx serial.

    Now a CI barrel comes back to 1965...so that's weird.
    As the 989M2 was made from 1966-1979...so maybe it is a CL/March, 1968??

    So we could use a few nice rollstamp pics to clarify matters...might be a replaced barrel in the past...
    might be other things...ya never know until you start digging a bit ;)

    The 25-rd Champion mags work fine in my 989-M2...and my 795, so far.
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2012
  10. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    Correction to my code. serial number was correct but the code inside the reciver says c1 and also says newton newhaven. as soon as i learn to post pictures i will as i am new to forums and such. Thank you for your quick responces
  11. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    the link shows no known date for c1 though. i will learn to post pics so you can see, i am thinking maybe barrel replacement from a similar model
  12. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    sorry to flood the forum but im just gonna have to post pics asap because the reciver says C1 which the link cant find, but the barrell is stamped model 989m2 by the front sight. weird
  13. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,419
    Location:
    NorthWest Florida
    The two letter code should be On the Barrel...not on the receiver...
    it should be to the Right of the Barrel rollstamp and slightly below...

    If its on the reciever...ignore it...
    the only thing that should be in the reciever would be the serial number on the left side...
    The first two years 1966 & 67, No Serial Number, as the 1968 GCA hdn't passed yet, so serials were not required...
    in 1968, the Gun Control Act was passed, and all firearms were required to have a serial number...so after that point, all Marlins had serials.

    [​IMG]

    Remove the top cover, see what's underneath...
    probably need to remove the barreled action from the stock as well...
    note how many twists of the screwdriver each screw takes...
    Last edited: Oct 3, 2012
  14. 775barber

    775barber New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2012
    Messages:
    22
    well took it apart, the only code was in the reciver, but i did how ever recive my champion 25 round mag! was awesome! but i have seen factory marlin hi cap mags, are they still avalible to buy anywhere?
  15. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    1,419
    Location:
    NorthWest Florida
    Nope, those old Marlin Mags stopped production when Bill Clinton signed the AWB into law in 1994...
    pretty much screwed everyone for hi-caps...
    That law sunsetted in 2004, and hicaps returned...but only until Obama gets re-elected...as he promised during the debate to re-instate it if re-elected.

    That being said...those Champion mags are fun :)
    I've got three of 'em so far, will grab a few more before the election...
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
.22-Rimfire Forum Marlin Model xt 22: Good potential bad execution Dec 3, 2014
.22-Rimfire Forum Marlin model 60 Quirks Sep 18, 2014
.22-Rimfire Forum cant find a marlin model 39a anywhere,,,, Sep 14, 2014
.22-Rimfire Forum Marlin Model 39 and other Marlin Lever Action Model Designation Data Mar 23, 2014
.22-Rimfire Forum marlin model 91-m1 tube fed Nov 27, 2012

Share This Page