Pros and cons of this trade????


February 12, 2013, 06:37 PM
So I walked into my lgs today to pick up my Marlin model 60 that I had worked on. While I'm waiting I drooled all over a new Henry lever action .22lr. It was priced at $299. The owner wasn't there so I couldn't find out how much they'd give me in trade for the Marlin. I can't imagine it would be too much considering that they are typically had for less than $200. So what would e the pros and cons of pursuing this deal??? As far as the rifle go.

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February 12, 2013, 06:52 PM
keep the Marlin. If you must have the Henry, add it to the collection.

chris in va
February 12, 2013, 06:53 PM
They'll probably give you $100 toward the Henry.

I have one, absurdly fun, much more so than the 60 I had years ago. You'll probably get more through a private sale, but will have to be patient and hope the Henry doesn't get sold.

February 12, 2013, 07:16 PM
That Model 60 will likely be more accurate. I think you would be better off spending some cash on Tech Sights and a sling for that M60 than getting the Henry.

February 12, 2013, 07:29 PM

I agree with that!

February 12, 2013, 07:40 PM
So what swivel set would you suggest and where would I get it for the Marlin???

February 12, 2013, 08:55 PM
Keep the 60 and enjoy.The Henry will only make you wish you had the 60 back.Not saying the Henry is any way bad, they're not.

February 12, 2013, 09:00 PM
Don't trade. Buy the Henry, then private sell the 60 if you decide you don't want it. You might decide you need both.

February 12, 2013, 09:00 PM
Keep the Marlin, buy the Henry
$299 sounds like a Golden Boy or Frontier model. Make sure you try the fit of a basic Herny and a Golden Boy, they're entirely different stock angles. For me, personally, the H001 stock angle works perfectly, while the Golden Boy angle feels strange and uncomfortable.

For slinging up a Marlin 60, look at the info from Appleseed shooters

February 12, 2013, 10:26 PM
Normally, I'd say let the 60 go (preferably to a private buyer), figuring they pop up all over and would be easy to replace. But, in today's market, I'm not so sure. I have a 10/22, and not a Marlin, but I would not trade it away for a Henry (and I really do want a levergun in .22LR.)

February 13, 2013, 10:40 AM
I have a Glenfield 60 & a Henry . The 60 is very accurate & the Henry is remarkably accurate for open sights . I also like the fact that the lever gun will shoot shorts , longs & long rifle rounds . A great feature in these times of trying to find .22lr ammo . Tough call . If its an option for you keep the Marlin & buy the henry.....................

February 13, 2013, 11:50 AM
Put the Henry on layaway

February 13, 2013, 12:26 PM
Bottom line - only you can decide. Good luck.

February 13, 2013, 12:58 PM
I have a couple of lever .22's a Browning and Marlin 39, both are good rifles but I shoot my Marlin 60's more. One I left stock the other is scoped and in a Boyds thumbhole stock.

February 13, 2013, 01:12 PM
I have both. The 60 is my tin-can popper, the Henry is for squirrels and other pests. The bonus is that the Henry will accept and function with longs, shorts, and the various kinds of low-power Colibri rounds.

Don't get rid of the 60, and save your money for the basic model Henry (H001).

Ron in Texas

Roadking Rider
February 13, 2013, 01:33 PM
If you can afford to keep the Marlin I would, but if you can't I'd make the trade for the Henry.

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