Originally Posted by robocop10mm
Marlin model 60. Barrel to frame fit WILL work loose. Aluminum frame/pressed in barrel. Soft wood stocks ding easily.
I have a Marlin model 60, thats been in my gun closet for decades, I've never had this problem. Its pretty much been everywhere, in every kind of climate. It was my first real gun, and it was my daughters first real gun.
I'm looking for a Ruger 10/22, right now, and they're still surprisingly cheap for the times. They can be accerized as much as an AR-15. And they break down easily for cleaning and storage.