Have owned and shot handguns for years but just picked up a used Marlin 60 at my local gun shop. Super condition; wood perfect, blueing spotless, no scratches.
Has a cheap Bushnell 4X, 15mm scope. I anxious to fire it, must wait til Saturday. Any tips??
Serial Number begins with "15", so I am believing a 1985 build??
That is a good looking rifle. I have never had any luck with the model 60's but I have seen lots of them at the range I goto. They seem to be good rifles for the most part. Wish I could get a hold of one that wasn't wore out...
"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." Gen. George S. Patton
After you shoot it you will wonder what took you so long and then start to leave the other semi auto .22 rifles at home. I got mine for $60 used a few years ago and it made my modified 10/22 look silly.
My 2 favorite things are the Accuracy and easy loading(coming from a 10/22).
My 2 least favorite things having my hand close to the muzzle for loading and it can be a chore on a firing range when told to clear..(unscrew mag/dump bullets everywhere then check chamber/open bolt).
Looks like the 'newer' model, as it has the bolt release. That'll be good info IF you need replacement parts - some parts have older and newer versions, and are not interchangeble!
The thing that causes most Model 60 problems is simply lack of proper cleaning. Keep her cleaned and lightly lubed, she'll serve you many years!