I've got a couple 60-series, including a Glenfield 99-G,
and a few of its box-mag bretheren...the 795, 989-M2, etc...
I love older Marlins, especially pre-2000...I'm still watching the new ones carefully....
quality kinda went sideways in 2005-2010, then the new 2011 MM-serial batches from Ilion had some initial QC issues.
But the stuff that's rolled off the line in the last two months is at least better than the 2005-2010 & the stuff they made in 2011.
New manufacturing lines take time to get to a proper level of competence...this year's model 60's & 795's should be much better.
Just pay CLOSE attention to the MFR'ing Dates...
I'm not just Trigger Happy, I'm Trigger Ecstatic!!