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bmoore
06-11-2011, 16:52
Lets here it for the Marlin model 60. love mine, nothing special just the standard 129 dollar special at the local Turners outdoors a few years ago. Fun little guns.

PAPACHUCK
06-11-2011, 17:21
I love my Marlin 60. I have since I bought it brand new........in 1980.

It has digested at least 30-40K (or more) rounds by myself and two now grown sons, and a new $6 buffer is all that has been replaced in 31years.

It ain't goin' nowhere.

http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h11/PAPACHUCK/IMG_0056.jpg

It's the classic 18 shot with the squirrel stock.

MeefZah
06-14-2011, 09:23
Great gun. ****ty sights. Spend $30 on a set of Williams Firesights and rock on!

COWBOYSHOOTER
06-14-2011, 10:33
Best outta the box semi auto 22 that money can buy.

wallytoo
06-14-2011, 11:11
I have a scope on mine. It's a fun-to-shoot shootin' iron, for sure.

LazyAce
06-14-2011, 17:12
I bought one to replace the 55 year old J.C. Higgins I was using. The J.C. still works but has a mind of its own and I don`t trust it anymore. The Marlin shoots great.

Cruiser702
06-14-2011, 17:22
Brand new........in 68. :)

http://www.fishkind.com/collection/images/marlin_05.jpg

PAPACHUCK
06-14-2011, 17:32
Brand new........in 68. :)

http://www.fishkind.com/collection/images/marlin_05.jpg

Very Nice!

Cruiser702
06-15-2011, 08:38
Very Nice!

Thanks, they do last a lifetime...or two. ;)

Sargent
06-15-2011, 10:48
Going strong since the mid 1980s

bmoore
06-15-2011, 12:46
Great pics, Marlins are one of the best buys for the money in the firearms industry.

wjv
06-15-2011, 13:44
One of these days I need to stop at the Farm store and pick up some .22 brass tubing so I can make some more speed loaders for my M60 and my other tube fed .22s (LR & Mag).

USMC03Grunt
06-26-2011, 08:42
I just picked one up back home when I was on leave. Didn't get a chance to shoot it since I had to get back home here the next day so I mailed it to myself and it should be here by Wednesday. Mine is I think an older one with the longer barrel and magazine capacity, smooth stocks and has the bolt stop button on it. Not sure when it was made but I think the dealer said it was something like an early 90s model. Can't wait until it gets in so I can take it in to work and give it a try. One thing I am probably going to do it put a Simmons 3-9 22 mag scope on it but I have to figure out what rings (medium or high) I am going to need.

cj5mrt
06-26-2011, 09:12
I gave one to my nephew on the occasion of his 18th birthday. We took it shooting a few times and he shot it alot while away at school. He made a comment about wishing it was more tacticool so I got another stock and did some work.
This is how he keeps it now.

http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt101/cj5mrt/DSC01611.jpg

He still has the factory stock, but it sits in his room unused.

Mike

triehl27
06-27-2011, 23:03
cj5mrt: what stock is that pictured? who makes it? i like!

Crimp
06-28-2011, 08:34
I love my Model 60.

I just ordered a 3-9 x 32 scope/rings for it yesterday. I've been able to plink golf balls at ~40 yds with the open sights, but my eyes are starting to have a hard time focusing on the front sight. It's hell getting old...

People say everyone has a Ruger 10/22, but I think the Marlin 60 is more popular.

alwaysshootin
06-28-2011, 08:55
I love my Model 60.

I just ordered a 3-9 x 32 scope/rings for it yesterday. I've been able to plink golf balls at ~40 yds with the open sights, but my eyes are starting to have a hard time focusing on the front sight. It's hell getting old...

People say everyone has a Ruger 10/22, but I think the Marlin 60 is more popular.

Model 60 is the number one selling .22 rifle of all time! I had to have one! I personally have owned, somewhere between 10-15 22 rifles, and to date, have only had one, that shoots tighter groups, then my model 60. Bought one on a wim, and lo and behold it's my favorite squirrel rifle. Can't wait for September!:cool: By the way, I have four dedicated squirrel rifles.

cj5mrt
06-28-2011, 09:21
cj5mrt: what stock is that pictured? who makes it? i like!

That was a factory Marlin 60 stock I added the pistol grip to.

Mike

shadow65
06-29-2011, 08:23
A model 60 was my first .22lr and I wish I still had it. It was very accurate with the cheap scope that came with it. I don't think I ever cleaned it but it staill ran. :whistling:
Dave

Big Shrek
07-24-2011, 21:52
That was a factory Marlin 60 stock I added the pistol grip to.

Mike

Quite a fine job CJ5 did, too :)

Nice to see you are still kicking around!!

I believe that the stock mod thread is on RFC (Rimfire Central) somewhere...beautiful work and some great pics of how he did it!!

Big Shrek
07-24-2011, 21:56
I love my Model 60.

I just ordered a 3-9 x 32 scope/rings for it yesterday. I've been able to plink golf balls at ~40 yds with the open sights, but my eyes are starting to have a hard time focusing on the front sight. It's hell getting old...

People say everyone has a Ruger 10/22, but I think the Marlin 60 is more popular.


You might want to check out peep sights as well, they help your eye strength :)
Tech-Sights are the favored mod for Marlin 60's & 795's!!
http://www.tech-sights.com/marlin.htm

The Ruger 1022, at Jan 2011, had sold a little over 7 million rifles since 1963.
The Marlin 60, has sold over 12 million rifles since its introduction in 1960.

The reason Ruger has so many options...because it NEEDED better repair parts than the stock parts :D
With Marlins, just point & shoot...no mods needed because they are already exceptionally precise :)

itstime
07-24-2011, 22:19
This was my first gun ever when my parents bought it for me when I was young.. Wish I took better care of it. Has some rust on her. I was young. Never cleaned it or anything. Sure shot the crap out of her though. Still have her. I'll never get rid of her.

cj5mrt
07-25-2011, 15:20
Quite a fine job CJ5 did, too :)

Nice to see you are still kicking around!!

I believe that the stock mod thread is on RFC (Rimfire Central) somewhere...beautiful work and some great pics of how he did it!!

Thanks Shrek.
It is Hipshot that has the thread on RFC. Really helped me in doing this stock.

Mike

pkdmslf
07-26-2011, 16:44
My first .22 rifle was a Marlin 60. Loved that rifle.

Thinking of picking up one with the squirrel on the stock. Just for nostalgia's sake.

Never, never had an issue with it, unlike the 10/22.

PAPACHUCK
07-26-2011, 17:25
The older ones with the squirrel on the stock also held 18rds instead of 14.

GNut76
07-26-2011, 17:34
The only gun my dad ever bought me.......I was about 13. Still have it.....a bid beat up but still shoots like a champ....Dad passed over a year ago.....It's the only one of my many guns I would not part with under any circumstance.

jehowe
07-27-2011, 09:04
I'd love to add the 60, or 39a lever to go with the Marlin 'Papoose' I have. It's really too bad Marlin couldn't hang on, they made such good firearms.

Big Shrek
07-27-2011, 14:18
I'd love to add the 60, or 39a lever to go with the Marlin 'Papoose' I have. It's really too bad Marlin couldn't hang on, they made such good firearms.

They ain't quite dead yet. :)

Granted, since 2005 they were kinda sucking on QC...but after all the switchover has been completed,
they're still making some darnfine bolt actions...it may take 'em a little bit to fine-tune the lever-action line,
but it takes SKILL to make good lever actions...and practice. The Marlin 60/795/70PSS has DEFINITELY improoved,
because those putzes from CT were totally jacking them up since 2005. I'm GLAD they're being made in Kentucky now!!

Remington has been very responsive since they took over, and have helped many folks who got bad guns still under warranty
to get properly fixed. A lot of those crappy-built 2009 60's & 795's are getting their problems solved.

That's all we can ask from the New Marlin, that they put out good guns, and if they put out a Lemon, to make it right!
The X-7 & XT-22 & XT-17 lines are humming right along, can't wait until the rest are doing as well :)

jehowe
07-27-2011, 15:26
They ain't quite dead yet. :) .....

That's great news! I didn't realize the problems they were having with their employees post- '05. The story that was put out was Remington closed the North Haven plant before they said they would, letting go everyone except one. Cutting loose the entire talent pool of Marlin's employees that averaged 10, 20, 30 years of experience building guns there, save for that one person.

I know I might have a bit of a wait before any new lever-guns come out. But any reviews/opinions yet on the new Remington made bolt action Marlin's?

lucky-gunner
07-28-2011, 09:50
A Marlin 60 is the first firearm I ever shot. I still have it today. I know my dad had it before I was born so it was made sometime in the 70's.

Even if I remove the nostalgia factor it would still be the last 22 I would ever part with. I've taken more game with that rifle than all the others combined.

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redrick
07-28-2011, 14:42
[QUOTE=Big Shrek;17690971]They ain't quite dead yet. :)

Granted, since 2005 they were kinda sucking on QC...but after all the switchover has been completed,
they're still making some darnfine bolt actions...it may take 'em a little bit to fine-tune the lever-action line,
but it takes SKILL to make good lever actions...and practice. The Marlin 60/795/70PSS has DEFINITELY improoved,
because those putzes from CT were totally jacking them up since 2005. I'm GLAD they're being made in Kentucky now!!

I am not saying that you are wrong, but you are the first person that I have seen that says the new ones are better.

GlockinNJ
07-28-2011, 14:53
I had a Marlin 60 that I bought new in the mid-1980's. Absolutely loved that gun, but gave it to a nephew when I got married, had kids and stopped shooting.

Now, my son is 15 and I am thinking about getting another Marlin .22, but he likes the Marlin Model 795. Is that one any good?

(Sorry for jacking the thread just a little.)

remington ruger
08-17-2011, 16:50
got my 1975 model at a yardsale for $40 in the box. had an 'ole Sportview scope and put it on. Best shootin' .22 I own. It likes Fed Automatch ammo and out shoots guns costing 4X more.

Blast
08-18-2011, 23:22
I have a Glenfield model 60. My dad bought new in 1973. Still in extra fine condition. Love it.

mac66
08-20-2011, 09:23
I had a Marlin 60 that I bought new in the mid-1980's. Absolutely loved that gun, but gave it to a nephew when I got married, had kids and stopped shooting.

Now, my son is 15 and I am thinking about getting another Marlin .22, but he likes the Marlin Model 795. Is that one any good?

(Sorry for jacking the thread just a little.)

I bought a 795 a couple months ago just to play with. I was shocked at how cheaply made it was. On the other hand, it did only cost about $100 after the rebate so in this day and age, that's what a 100 bucks get you.

I posted my first impressions when I bought mine....On the other, other hand. It has turned out to be accurate and reliable and a good bang for the buck.

First Impressions...
http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1325885

I threw a set of Tech Sights and a USGI sling on it and use it as a loaner for Appleseed. It is also my beater, trunk gun.

El_Ron1
08-20-2011, 10:06
KMart sold a brazillion of them before they went UnAmerican.

Frog1
08-20-2011, 12:25
The old ones are definately a great gun. The first one I had in the early 70's would run until it carboned up so bad it wouldn't cycle. I cleaned it every two years or so. Accurate and dependable. I don't know about the new ones. The old one is still running.

skud_dusty
08-20-2011, 17:42
I bought one of these for my Stepson and we've taken it out a few times and he's loved every minute of it. The last time we took it out it stopped locking the bolt back on the last round. I stripped it and cleaned it, but when it went back together the bolt felt like it was rubbing against something wrong and not cycling well. It hand cycles really rough but I can't see anywhere that's rubbing. It's fine when just the bolt is in the receiver but when I put the trigger pack in it gets rough/hard to cycle. Any ideas?

Big Shrek
08-21-2011, 11:26
[QUOTE=Big Shrek;17690971]They ain't quite dead yet. :)

Granted, since 2005 they were kinda sucking on QC...but after all the switchover has been completed,
they're still making some darnfine bolt actions...it may take 'em a little bit to fine-tune the lever-action line,
but it takes SKILL to make good lever actions...and practice. The Marlin 60/795/70PSS has DEFINITELY improoved,
because those putzes from CT were totally jacking them up since 2005. I'm GLAD they're being made in Kentucky now!!

I am not saying that you are wrong, but you are the first person that I have seen that says the new ones are better.

I should have been more clear, the new Remmy rimfire ones are of better quality than the 2005-2010 rimfires from CT.
The X-7 series seems to have suffered the least all around...
no noticable issues other than the 1-2% that are normal woopsies at any MFR.

With any new production line, you end up with fits & starts...and there will be some lemons sent out from KY & NY...
but they are fixing those issues as they learn about 'em. The big thing, if you get a bad one, CALL 'EM!!

Much like if you get a bad Glock, you call them and get a shipping label, then it goes back & gets repaired.
And YES, there are the occasional Bad Glock...ever seen a guy on Payday Friday rush a job so he can go & play??
It happens...to every gun MFR...heck, EVERY kind of MFR...1-2% or more will be Not Up To Standards...
That's where Repair/Upgrade threads come from ;)

never enough
09-24-2011, 20:58
i have a 10/22 and a model 60 and I prefer the model 60 to shoot

mac66
09-25-2011, 18:13
You might want to check out peep sights as well, they help your eye strength :)
Tech-Sights are the favored mod for Marlin 60's & 795's!!
http://www.tech-sights.com/marlin.htm

The Ruger 1022, at Jan 2011, had sold a little over 7 million rifles since 1963.
The Marlin 60, has sold over 12 million rifles since its introduction in 1960.

The reason Ruger has so many options...because it NEEDED better repair parts than the stock parts :D
With Marlins, just point & shoot...no mods needed because they are already exceptionally precise :)

No offense but the reason the Marlin has sold so many rifles isn't because it was or is a great rifle. It sold because it was the quintessential budget mass marketed rifle that worked. Dirt cheap and sold by just about everybody from gun shops to department stores. Not to say it is a not a good rifle. It is more that it is testament to great marketing than being a great product. I like mine.

The 10/22 was Ruger's answer to the Model 60. It is the second most mass marketed rifle.

mac66
09-25-2011, 18:15
i have a 10/22 and a model 60 and I prefer the model 60 to shoot

I have both also, I hardly ever shoot the 60 though.

never enough
10-12-2011, 20:21
took my model 60 out today and put some rounds down her.Been about a year since I last fired her and she still runs great!

Dr Heckel
10-13-2011, 17:27
I just recently got back into my .22s and have gotten rather obsessed with them. First I spruced up my broken model 60 which had blown the stock and trigger guard in half from firing a round with one stuck in the barrel. As soon as it was repaired and shooting again I remembered how much I really enjoy rimfires but then I realized I wanted an accurate...REAL accurate .22 semi auto, so I put together an all KIDD 10/22. The Marlin is fun but won't stack bullets one on top each other but The KIDD will...
Anyways here's my 60-Boyds thumbhole(black textured finish), UTG 3-12X44 mildot scope with SF 80mm wheel, UTG bipod, Magpul AFG2, custom bolt...etc
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd486/DrHeckel/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1869.jpg
http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/dd486/DrHeckel/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_9964.jpg

Off topic, this is my first post here in almost 9 years! Still a great forum!

RonC
10-25-2011, 11:30
I have a Model 60 a bought a few years ago from a friend. Reliable and fun. Only problem I ever had was getting a scope to stick to the receiver. It would creep back the dovetails. I finally glued it in place after filing points in the claw did not work.

I also have a 10/22. I shake my head in amazement. Why does Ruger do that? No bolt hold open, bolt latch counterintuitive, bolt release counterintuitive. The only thing I really like about it is the magazine.

mac66
10-25-2011, 16:46
The older ones with the squirrel on the stock also held 18rds instead of 14.

Not necessarily. I have a Glenfield Model 60 with a squirrel stock and 18 round tube and a Marlin Model 60 with a smooth stock and 18 round tube. All model 60s were Marlin Glenfields originally. Then the Glenfields were just the ones with the cheap wood and the Marlins had good wood. Eventually they dropped the Glenfield name and all were Marlins with the longer mag.

They shortened the mag tube in the mid 1980s due to the AWB.

Line Rider
10-25-2011, 21:14
My mother bought my Model 60 in about 1978 at K-mart. It was a Christmas present. My aunt went to Sears and bought me a case and cleaning kit for it. I still have the rifle and the case.

a_tack
10-25-2011, 21:39
I have two old model 60's with the squirrel stock. My grandfather purchased both of them. One for himself and one for my dad. They are both residing in my gun cabinet. I am not sure what year model they are or how to tell..


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Bluestreakfl
10-26-2011, 17:53
This Friday I'm actually picking up a Marlin 60SB (stainless) for $84 in very good condition, I'll be trading my mossberg 702 plinkster and $30 for it. Don't get me wrong, the mossberg was an ok gun, but I've found I much prefer them for their shotguns. I want a .22 that's got a good reputation, and I also like stainless better than blued finish. Going to get a dragunov stock for it and probably throw a red dot on it depending on how much I like the stock sights. Im definitely excited to get my 60 and will post a range report ASAP.


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TNGlockman
10-27-2011, 12:51
I've got a Marlin Model 6084 that I inherited from my dad. It's very accurate and a blast to shoot. I've got a closeup video of it on Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XogHtOhz0vg

Bob
10-30-2011, 01:41
...... Now, my son is 15 and I am thinking about getting another Marlin .22, but he likes the Marlin Model 795. Is that one any good?

Basically the same as the 60 other than the magazine

My current 795 & 60 projects:

Boyds Stocks (http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/Replacement-Stocks-for-Marlin-Rifles-s/124.htm)(modified)
DIProducts Trigger Guard, Scope Rail and Charging Handle (http://www.diproductsinc.com/Products.aspx?CAT=3603)
Local smith threaded the barrel(795).




:cool:

Roering
11-09-2011, 14:50
I have one in stainless steel. Great plinker. I may add a scope to it. My one complaint is how low the sights are to the stalk. Hard to use with ear protection.