Marlin model 60 returned after 20 years

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by ellwood45c, May 15, 2012.

  1. ellwood45c

    ellwood45c New Member

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    I folks had to share this story. I bought my first 22 when i was 15, the year was 1982. I had saved my money from the summer of odd jobs and on my 15 bday i gave it to my dad for this rifle. I already had at the time my 10/22 that my grandfather bougt me the day i was born, but dad was carful about letting me take it out of the house. So he bought me the marlin from a local hardware going out of business, it was 83.00 plus tax.
    In 1992 i got it stolen out of my truck along with my winchester 1300. I thought it was gone never to be seen again. Last night my dad called and said he got a call from the local police department, my marlin had been found. I still cant believe it after all these years how. They said we should be able to get it back in about 30 days. I have the box and all the paper work i couldnt bring myself to get rid of it.
    I dont know what shape its in but am excited to get it back. Just wanted to share a unbelivable story.

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  2. PlaysWithZombies

    PlaysWithZombies New Member

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    Wow that is awesome. Gives me hope that i'll see my 10/22 again someday, kinda doubt it though lol.

    How did they manage to find it after 20 years?
     

  3. Gatoragn

    Gatoragn Active Member

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    WOW! That is great.

    I had my first 12 ga stolen in the mid 70's, then in the early 80's the replacement was stolen as well. I have no hope of ever seeing either of these Remington 1100's again.
     
  4. mrt8110

    mrt8110 New Member

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    returned model 60

    Their is nothing like having an old friend back again,:) I hope you have fun shooting it.:) Cliff
     
  5. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    SWEET! You will notice it is a tiny bit different from the current model. My model 60 is of similar vintage.
     
  6. ellwood45c

    ellwood45c New Member

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    A guy had takin it to a local pawn shop to sell. H had got the gun from his father when he was 10. His father strangley enough used to work for me at a local factory. I had fired the guy one night when i caught him drink whiskey on the job, we were operating two 500 ton stamping presses and a 300 ton stamping press at the time. When i discovered what he was doing he had already drank 1/4 of a 1/5 of jack. My company at the time had a 0 tolerance alchol policy, which was emediate termination. That night when i went to leave was when i found my truck broken into and my guns gone. The kids dad had died 6 years ago in a car accident. I'm kinda torn the kid said he had no idea how his dad got it, he could verywell just be a innicoent person. I would hate to see him in trouble for something his dad did years ago.

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  7. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Did anybody else just think "sins of the father"?

    I wonder if they will pursue anything against the kid who wanted to pawn it?
     
  8. canebrake

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  9. ellwood45c

    ellwood45c New Member

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    That was really nice lookin cane. I was told today it could be about 60-90 days before we can get it. I tried to talk to the officer handling the case and see if there was anything i could say to help the kid out. He told me he would like to talk to me about later in the week. If hes a good kid id hate to see him get introuble because of his dad. I went to the pawn shop and talked to the owner to see if he could tell me what condition it was in but he didnt want to talk about it.
    Guess ill just have to wait, i hate waiting. Lol

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  10. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

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    I'd ask him what happened to the rest of the stolen stuff :)
     
  11. ellwood45c

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    That very question was brought up, i was wondering about my shotgun that was taken also. He said he never saw it. They have charged him with a couple different things. Such as selling stolen property/ firearms, recieving stolen property and more. Not sure whats gonna happen , i know my rifle has now become evidence.

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  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    30 YEARS? Incredible. I'd be sleeping with that gun from now on. What wonderful fortune.
     
  13. MountainRobin

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    OutStanding! Good to hear, their are still parts out their for them, I had to fix my Marlin 89C that I shot as my 1st rifle, some idiots broke into my house in Texas, stole computors, TV's 4 shotguns, Marlin 10/22 and busted up my Marlin 89C, so I had to use Wood glue to fix the stalk and bought a new extractor so it would eject the shells, love it!
     
  14. Snakedriver

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    This same sort of thing happened to a friend of mine. He had a big bunch of guns stolen from his house back in the late 80's, but was well organized with a complete list of serial numbers for the stolen guns that he gave to the police. Over the next 20 years or so, the guns came straggling back to him one at at time as they were recovered by the police either through crimes, or pawn shops. He eventually got them all back amazingly enough.

    Good news OP! Congtrats.!!!
     
  15. Big-Nasty

    Big-Nasty New Member

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    Post pics when you get it back
     
  16. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    Yeah, it sounds like the kid trying to sell the gun MIGHT be getting raked over the coals, huh? I'd say if he didn't know, I'd try to help get him off. Then I'd go piss on his father's grave.
     
  17. Blueguns

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    I don't like reviving old threads, but this one needed it. Im sure you've gotten back, I'm dying to see what it looks like!
     
  18. tCan

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    Oh yeah! That's right. We do. It's been more than a week since he's logged in though. Might be a while.

    I was actually subbed specifically so that I could see what a 60 that's been raked through the dregs of society looks like.
     
  19. ellwood45c

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    Well guts im still waiting my father has taken it to be redone and i havent seen it. The gunsmith sats it should be middle of september.