Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

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Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby dewittdj » Sun 31 Mar 2013 8:46 pm

I had disassembled my son's Marlin 989 M2 to do some cleaning and had placed some of the parts on a paper towel in the direct sunlight to dry after cleaning with mineral spirits. I stepped away for a few minutes and when I returned, the paper towel had blown away leaving only two of the six parts that were sitting there.
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Now I need to locate the following screws and a nut:

Takedown screw front
Takedown screw rear
Trigger guard nut front
Trigger guard screw front

Any suggestions on where to go to locate the parts? Marlin discontinued the rifle years ago. It is similar to the Marlin-Glenfield 60, which was also discontinued.
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Re: Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby JoeSparky » Mon 01 Apr 2013 11:22 am

Magnet and a thorough sweep of the entire area up to 20 feet away OR MORE especially if feet have traversed the area since the incident.
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Re: Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby dewittdj » Mon 01 Apr 2013 12:11 pm

I had the same idea, but I didn't execute it until this morning and failed to make a sweep large enough to recover anything. I'll try again later today.
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Re: Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby JoeSparky » Mon 01 Apr 2013 12:34 pm

Hopefully, the missing parts are ALL magnetic.
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Re: Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby dewittdj » Mon 01 Apr 2013 12:57 pm

JoeSparky wrote:Hopefully, the missing parts are ALL magnetic.

I tested this theory on some of the other parts and found that they all were magnetic or contained enough ferrous metal parts to make the sub-assembly magnetic. I'll make a trek in the direction the wind was blowing and hopefully recover them.
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Re: Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby JoeSparky » Mon 01 Apr 2013 1:49 pm

Good Luck...

BTW is this an April 1st prank?
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Re: Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby dewittdj » Mon 01 Apr 2013 3:19 pm

I wish it were... no... it, unfortunately, is the "real deal." :oops:
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Re: Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby JoeSparky » Mon 01 Apr 2013 4:20 pm

stronger magnet, slower search sweep....

Did anyone vacuum or sweep the area since the parts "flew"?
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Re: Need Marlin 989 M2 Take-down and trigger guard screws

Postby dewittdj » Mon 01 Apr 2013 7:22 pm

Heavy rains occurred before I had a chance to sweep the area.

Strong magnet and a broad sweep. No luck, though I did find an online source for the missing screws: http://www.gunpartscorp.com
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