Marlin 60 question

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by rslayden, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. rslayden

    rslayden New Member

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    As a kid I got a Marlin 60 for Christmas. That was more than 45 years ago. Absolutely loved that rifle! In '90 is going on a remote assignment (military). I gave it to my son to make up for being gone for the year. After a divorce, my ex ended up with it. I've been wanting to get another. I was looking at them at a shop. But it seems to me the quality is far below what I remember. My question is, has anyone noticed a change in the quality of Marlin 60 in that time frame? Or is it just my memory fooling me?
     
  2. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    They don't build them like they used to. Really.
     

  3. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Well they made a big improvement on the ejector in the 80's.
     
  4. dks7895

    dks7895 New Member

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    You can find used Model 60s just about anywhere. Check local pawn and gun shops. I bought a new 60SB last year. It shoots great.
     
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  5. 007BondJamesBond007

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    Remington now owns Marlin. It is not made like the old Marlins. My wife got a new version of the 336 and the wood and the action was not like the one I had in the 70's. I got the 795 Marlin it shoots great but is different after the lawyers redesigned it.
     
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  6. rslayden

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    Mine was from the 60's. When I handled one of the new ones, it didn't seem to feel like the quality was there anymore. I had gone expecting to buy one. I didn't. I'll be watching for them and if I can find an older one....
     
  7. big shrek

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    I buy mostly older Marlin...pre-2000, usually much older.
    My newest one is a 2009 Marlin 795. Had to fiddle with it a bit, but now it ROCKS!
    [​IMG]
     
  8. rslayden

    rslayden New Member

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    That one certainly qualifies as "fiddled with". I like it. Must be a blast,
     
  9. Marlinman

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    I wish you people would stop sayin remington owns marlin....they dont and never have. Ya they were made in the same plant for awhile but freedom arms owns ALL american made gun co.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  10. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    Its a CZ-eating devil :D
    And that was before I put the scope on!

    First thing I did to it was change the rear sight to the Marlin Adjustable Target rear sight that came on the Marlin 25MN ($9).
    Also painted a tiny orange dot on the OEM front sight...aim small, miss small ;)
    Then I snagged a Ramline stock from Numrich for $14.95...made a hole for the LSHO lever & pillar bedded it.
    Then put on a DIP trigger guard/adjustable trigger combo ($70)...
    Then a BSA scope ($12 on clearance).
    Also had to mod the 3/8" accessory rail by using a file on it, the rail varied between .44"-.46" wide,
    it was only supposed to be .43 wide down its length...this is a problem that affects mostly 2005-2010 Marlin semi-autos
    and should be watched for as a factory defect, but its repairable with about 15 minutes work & some Krylon flat black paint...
    which is a lot better than an 8 week wait for Marlin to do it.
     
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  11. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    And i was wrong...its american arms group. Sorry for the mistake

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  12. DocWard

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    I think it is Freedom Group, a division of Cerberus Capital Management.

    Also, I think if you will check, they don't own ALL American made gun companies. They do own a bunch of them, though.
     
  13. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Your right they dont. But they do own enough of em to make certain we will still have guns made here

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  14. snipe1083

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    The biggest change to marlin happened after the freedom group bought them out. Remington, also part of the freedom group has had the same problems with quality since being owned by the freedom group.
     
  15. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Yes they have so has s&w and winchester

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did