Marlin Model 60


Big D
December 2, 2008, 09:39 PM
Hey yall. Over the past year, I have have ended up purchasing a number of firearms. Although they are nice and all, I find I never enjoy my "newly" bought guns as much as those I grew up with as a kid. The one I have the fondest memories of is the Marlin Model 60, which my grandad always called "automatic", lol. It was THE gun I grew up with, besides my H&R 20ga and my dad's Winchester .30-30. I love that gun, well actually I grew up shooting my grandad's and my dad's, both of which I now own. About a year ago I decided to purchase my own Model 60SB, in stainless. Although I love it, the other two mean a whole lot more to me. Anyways, stop in and holler if you like the 60 as much as I do:D.

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December 2, 2008, 09:40 PM
I love my Marlin Model 60!

December 2, 2008, 09:54 PM
Just got one, yet to shoot it. Seems nice though!

High Planes Drifter
December 2, 2008, 09:59 PM
I've always prefered my Dad's Marlin 60 to my Ruger 10/22.

Big D
December 2, 2008, 10:06 PM
Here's my three:

I want to get me an old Glenfield Model 60, if I can find one in good condition somewheres....

December 2, 2008, 10:07 PM
I got a glenfield model 60. And a winchester pump action 22. I learned on the former(which was handed down to me by my dad), dad learned on the latter(which was handed down to me by his dad).

everyone know rugers suck.

December 2, 2008, 10:07 PM
Marlin 60 is the best economy .22 out there.

December 2, 2008, 10:20 PM
I've got a Marlin/ Glenfield 60. I love that little gun.

Doc Savage
December 3, 2008, 12:20 AM
I started with a Glenfield model 6079 (Otasco store special). Everyone liked that so much I picked up a Marlin Model 60 for my daughter (17) and a Model 70 for my son (11).


December 3, 2008, 12:31 AM
Just got my 1st Model 60 a couple weeks ago. Dad gave it to me.

December 3, 2008, 01:15 AM
The Glenfield Model 60 was my first gun - I bought it when I was 16 at a pawn shop - that was 25 years ago. I still have it. Love it! Took it with me for plinking when I went bear hunting last month. Those aluminum cans never stood a chance!

December 3, 2008, 02:46 AM
The model 60 is a great rifle, I love shooting mine.

December 3, 2008, 03:23 AM
I still have my Glenfield 60 that I got as a Bday present back in the 1970's

December 3, 2008, 12:06 PM
I love my marlin 60! Got mine for $50 OTD at a gunshow, best money I have ever spent for a firearm. Its crazy accurate, and loves the cheapie Federal bulk pack.

December 3, 2008, 05:04 PM
I got my 60 when I was 12. Unfortunately I had to sell it a couple years ago when I was out of work and needed food. Funnest rifle I have ever owned :(

December 3, 2008, 05:25 PM
I have a Glenfield/Marlin Model 60 that I got used from a local gun shop a while back. I love these older Glenfield ones, because they just seem to have more character than the current production ones. Mine has the squirrel carved into the stock and the 18rd tube magazine.

The new stainless one is pretty, but it has a shorter barrel and a 14rd magazine. I bet they're still accurate, but I like my long-barrel model just fine! The micro-groove rifling does its job.

December 7, 2008, 02:54 AM
My late dad has this Marlin Glenfield model 60, based on the serial number, I think it was made in 1980. On further search about this rifle and I found that there are five variants. I think my dad's is the classic original mod 60, its just the blued steel barrel and the stock has this squirrel curved on both sides. I have'nt fired it yet so when I saw the thread on how to dis-assemble it, I quickly followed the instruction so I can clean it. The trigger group is held by 3 metal screws, I think newer model has only one pin made of plastic on the rear while the front of the trigger group is just hanging on some kind of dowel pin. Anyway I'm looking to replace the hammer and the trigger guard. So my question is, does all the mod 60 variants have the same parts? I read that trigger guards on newer models are made of plastic, ours I think is aluminum alloy. On the Brownell website, when I check the trigger guard its says "fits 60SS" (I think this is the stainless steel). I know this is a cheap rifle, and I just hate to buy some parts which might end up as not fit to this particular model.

Appreciate your tips/advice

December 7, 2008, 08:54 AM
My 60 fits right in with it's brothers, the 1979 39A and the 1977 1894c in .357.

December 7, 2008, 09:01 AM
I got my model 60 this spring and it's the rifle that I shoot the most

December 7, 2008, 09:06 AM
I love my 60!:)

(I have the exact same Marlin .22 family as 76shuvlinoff, BTW, but my Mountie has a tapered octagon barrel.)

I sold my 10/22 after I bought the 60 and the 39A and found that I never shot the 10/22 again.

Armed 24/7
December 7, 2008, 10:24 AM
I bought my Model 60 with "birthday money" when I was 11. I still have it, and still shoot it. I used to shoot a 500 rd. brick throught it every week when in high shcool, and it's still running great.

The Deer Hunter
December 7, 2008, 11:28 AM
Best $45 I have ever spent. It shoots great, too.

December 7, 2008, 11:38 AM
I miss mine. It was stolen, years ago, along with 14 others.

My 10/22 is not nearly as accurate as my old plinker; Hmm, I think I just discovered what I want for Christmas.

December 7, 2008, 11:44 AM
Just picked one up yesterday, brand new in box, $119.95. The wife loves her Christmas present already!

December 7, 2008, 01:19 PM
Yep, ditto,I loves me my stainless 60 !!:D

Savage Shooter
December 7, 2008, 05:52 PM
I got mine as a christmas present one year after begging for months upon months and talking non-stop about it. My dad didn't think I was ready for and auto he thought I'd burn threw to much ammo. Up till then he'd let me hunt with his old crackshot. I was daniel boone with that little gun still am when I use it I love that little baby. My model 60 glenfield is an old one from the 80's it has the 18rd tube and the squirrel one the grip and the oak leaf on the forend. It's a bullet proof tack driver that I have got years of service out of and will for years to come.

December 7, 2008, 06:01 PM
Savage, you and I have the same model! The Glenfield/Marlin 60 with the 18rd tube and the squirrel + oak leaf carving on the stock. I love the Marlin 60 in general, but my personal opinion is that these old ones have more character... and you can't argue with a long barrel and four extra rounds in the tube. :)

December 7, 2008, 08:08 PM
i have 3 and love them all

December 7, 2008, 08:16 PM
Love the look and feel of mine, just haven't shot it in awhile :(

December 8, 2008, 02:54 AM
My model 60 was the first gun I ever owned. I got it for my 21st B-day. It has about 7,000 rounds through it. She has become a safe queen. This thread has given me a nagging desire to take her out and hit the range.

December 8, 2008, 04:10 AM
Don't look now (actually, DO look now), but Tech Sights now makes a sight for the Model 60. It appears to work on the 795 as well. (

December 8, 2008, 07:53 AM
I still own the one I bought in 1980, it has taught all my kids to shoot, and next will be teaching my grandkids the same.

It will outshoot my highly customized 10/22 all day long.

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