Originally Posted by axxe55
well i picked up a well used, but functioning perfectly marlin model 60 today for, $80! shoots great with open sights. needs some tlc bad! i going to clean it up and refinish the stock and use some cold blue on the metal surfaces. i will post some before pictures to show how it started out and then some after pictures to show what a little time and not a lot of money can accomplish. keep y'all posted!
Same thing just happened to me about a month ago, local shop had a model 60 for 70 buck..it was cosmetically a POS, but it worked like new and shot on top of each other every time at 50 yards. I plan on over the winter doing a full stock and blue strip and redoing the whole thing with a darker finish on the wood and I am either going to polish the steel or give it a hot bluing salt bath.
Is yours the older model with the 18 round tube, or the new one with the short tube?
I found that the CCL Standard velocity 22LR 40 grain target ammo works great in it. No cycle issues, not a single dud in the entire box of 500 either, and its affordable (but what .22 ammo isn't :P)
I will post a thread with my project when I get home in Dec. for winter break along side my custom Mosin thread.
Good luck with the refinish, let me know if you have any advice as you proceed.