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chip102 08-23-2011 08:15 PM

is it worth it
 
Hey all.
So a browsing my local gun shop and found a Marlin 60 for $79. The stock was solid but slightly beat up and the metal showed signs or early oxidation (blueing was a tad rough in spots and starting to wear off and some surface tarnish on the bolt that could be polished off). It seamed to be a over all solid rifle and from what I could see of the bore it looks to be ok. I dont know what the 60's usually go for so do you think $79 is a fair price?

canebrake 08-23-2011 08:20 PM

Buy it!

Don't think twice, buy it.

I'm still shooting my M60 that I bought back in 1967!

c3shooter 08-23-2011 10:03 PM

1. Run to store
2. Push money into dealer's hands
3. Run home
4. Lock door

Everything that you have described can be improved as a home workshop project. DO go to the Marlin website and get owner's manual before attempting to disassemble (you can thank me later)

orangello 08-23-2011 10:07 PM

That is about what mine cost back in the early 1980's; it still runs fine. I did have to replace a lost front sight by installing some techsights.

They forgot the step where you stop to buy ammo on the way home.


There was a guy in the classifieds with one for $50, but i'm not sure if he was interested in shipping.

Toll13 08-23-2011 10:36 PM

Forget what all these guys said. Don't buy it...can I have the store's address? ;-)

jpattersonnh 08-24-2011 02:18 AM

I bought one in the early '90's. Has a medialion showing the purchase supported the youth shooting sports. $110.00 at the time. Still runs perfectly.

chip102 08-24-2011 05:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toll13 (Post 568620)
Forget what all these guys said. Don't buy it...can I have the store's address? ;-)


Haha. Sorry i think im gonna keep this one for myself. looks like im camping out tomorrow morning till the store opens. They have a much nicer Glenfield 60 for 125 but it just didn't feel right when i held it. the stock wasn't that comfortable.

chip102 08-24-2011 06:46 PM

I bought it!! pics soon to come

canebrake 08-24-2011 07:50 PM

Take it apart, give it a good cleaning and shoot the snot out of it!

You will love that gun.

And here's what you can do to your rimfire:

My Tango plunkungfest Westeren Auto 120

http://i695.photobucket.com/albums/v...DSCF1426-1.jpg

big shrek 08-25-2011 03:35 AM

Marlin 60's were sold under different names as "Store Brands"...hence the Western Auto 120 & Coast-To-Coast 600 & others...

13 million Marlin 60 owners can't be wrong ;)

A Trigger Job, Pillar Bedding, and a Spee-D-Loader will have you shooting better than 99.5% of the rimfire shooters at your local range...
assuming you can do your part ;)


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