Why? Just because you can't hit the broad side of a barn with one ... while inside the barn .... (at least the birdshead grip single action .22 revolver I had would not hit anything it was aimed at more than 3 feet away.) They don't shoot worth a darn, but do make for a nice wall display. Come to think of it, the .38 FIE "Colt Navy" I had was a POS too ...stay away from anything imported by fie
Not necessarily. Sometimes you get more than you paid for. Years ago I had a Remington bolt action .22 rifle I think it was a 722? but not sure, it was 15 or so years ago, with a decent scope, paid $20.00 for it at the pawn shop because it had a cracked stock.You get what you pay for.
I don't know that someone should avoid a Marlin model 60 I have been shooting the same Marlin Model 60 for 30 years and the only problem I have had is a worn out recoil buffer and that happened after firing countless thousand rounds through the rifle.Marlin model 60. Barrel to frame fit WILL work loose. Aluminum frame/pressed in barrel. Soft wood stocks ding easily.