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Old 01-18-2012, 03:18 AM   #1
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As a kid I got a Marlin 60 for Christmas. That was more than 45 years ago. Absolutely loved that rifle! In '90 is going on a remote assignment (military). I gave it to my son to make up for being gone for the year. After a divorce, my ex ended up with it. I've been wanting to get another. I was looking at them at a shop. But it seems to me the quality is far below what I remember. My question is, has anyone noticed a change in the quality of Marlin 60 in that time frame? Or is it just my memory fooling me?

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Old 01-18-2012, 04:18 AM   #2
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They don't build them like they used to. Really.

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Well they made a big improvement on the ejector in the 80's.

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You can find used Model 60s just about anywhere. Check local pawn and gun shops. I bought a new 60SB last year. It shoots great.

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Remington now owns Marlin. It is not made like the old Marlins. My wife got a new version of the 336 and the wood and the action was not like the one I had in the 70's. I got the 795 Marlin it shoots great but is different after the lawyers redesigned it.

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Mine was from the 60's. When I handled one of the new ones, it didn't seem to feel like the quality was there anymore. I had gone expecting to buy one. I didn't. I'll be watching for them and if I can find an older one....

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I buy mostly older Marlin...pre-2000, usually much older.
My newest one is a 2009 Marlin 795. Had to fiddle with it a bit, but now it ROCKS!

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That one certainly qualifies as "fiddled with". I like it. Must be a blast,

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Remington now owns Marlin. It is not made like the old Marlins. My wife got a new version of the 336 and the wood and the action was not like the one I had in the 70's. I got the 795 Marlin it shoots great but is different after the lawyers redesigned it.
I wish you people would stop sayin remington owns marlin....they dont and never have. Ya they were made in the same plant for awhile but freedom arms owns ALL american made gun co.

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That one certainly qualifies as "fiddled with". I like it. Must be a blast,
Its a CZ-eating devil
And that was before I put the scope on!

First thing I did to it was change the rear sight to the Marlin Adjustable Target rear sight that came on the Marlin 25MN ($9).
Also painted a tiny orange dot on the OEM front sight...aim small, miss small
Then I snagged a Ramline stock from Numrich for $14.95...made a hole for the LSHO lever & pillar bedded it.
Then put on a DIP trigger guard/adjustable trigger combo ($70)...
Then a BSA scope ($12 on clearance).
Also had to mod the 3/8" accessory rail by using a file on it, the rail varied between .44"-.46" wide,
it was only supposed to be .43 wide down its length...this is a problem that affects mostly 2005-2010 Marlin semi-autos
and should be watched for as a factory defect, but its repairable with about 15 minutes work & some Krylon flat black paint...
which is a lot better than an 8 week wait for Marlin to do it.
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