Originally Posted by Jeehs
I have a Marlin M 60. Great gun, May have to strip it apart every once in awhile, But hey thats another excuse to stay away from the family.
It should be in the $150-$200ish Range, Depending on where you buy it. Unlike the 10/22 this is a gun you buy to keep it how it is, Not to put another Hundred $ into. I think Groups of 5 dime-sized at 50yds speaks for itself.
Good Luck in your choice. Have fun.
I've got several .22's in my collection that include a Marlin Papoose, a model 795 (stainless version of the model 60) and an early version of their bolt action. I bought the 795 for my son as his first rifle but purchased another scope for it becuase the factory scope was junk.
For myself, I've got a Ruger 10/22 target model that is totally stock but for a scope and bi-pod. I don't understand the comment posted above about having to put another $100 bucks in one before you can use it
I'll admit that there are quite a few add-ons that you can get for the 10/22 but that's up to the owner to decide if they want to pimp it out or not and not a requirement.
Marlins distinction (at least in print) is that it's the most popular .22 ever made. I admit they are great little guns. You'll not have any problems with it and I don't see you having to disassemble it at all to keep it clean.