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Marlin Model 60

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  1. Blkhrt13

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    Greenfield tube feed 22lr. I found one for 80 bucks. It’s in fair condition. With a wood stock. Is there any reason it wouldn’t make a good basic first rifle for my wife?
     
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  2. fpgt72

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    Nope.

    Only down side is the tube load and some folk don't like that. Check the plastic buffer thingy and that is about it.
     
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  3. Meeks36

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    IMG_20200522_161417.jpg It's what I started my wife on. She never shot before. 5 minutes and she was hitting quarter's in a empty shotgun shell. She was so good I put empty 22 in a straw and she hit it 3rd try. This was done at 50 feet. Wish I still had the rifle.
     
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  4. D.B. Cooper

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    Jump on it. Now.

    Can't go wrong.
     
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  5. Scooter22

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    No it should be fine. Only thing to be careful about is theres another round in the chamber until its empty. Might want to start out loading 3 or 5 rounds and keep track until shes used to the rifle. I,ve seen people who aren't used to a semi shoot and then turn to talk with a round in the chamber. Just be careful to start. Good luck.
     
  6. kenboyles72

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    Have had my model 60 for many years now and still shoots great and very accurate. Like Meeks36 said, it will hit quarters at 50 yrds all day long. I would say it's a great rifle for beginners, specially at $80.
     
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  7. bersaguy

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    I had one of those...excellent little 22. Should have never sold it. Ended up replacing it years later with a marlin 795. It's good too...but not quite as dead on as that old glenfield. At $80 snap that thing up:thumbup:
     
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  8. PapaG

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    Nothing wrong with any pre-Rem Marlin and not much post.
     
  9. Olon

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    Great gun IME. Nothing that would make it a bad choice for a shooter, new or not so new I'd say.
     
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    I borrowed one for 5 years, I was sad when it's owner asked for it back and refused to just sell it to me. Great rifles
     
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  11. ontarget

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    I buy EVERY Marlin model 60 or its variants I come across for $100.00 or less. Excellent rifles. I think I'm up to 8 or 9 now.
     
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    There are legitimate reasons the Marlin 60 has sold more than any other non-military rifle in history. Nearly 2:1 over the 10/22. Value is a major driver - they shoot small, handle small, and cost small.
     
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    get it now.
     
  14. stillquietvoice

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    I agree they are good guns, I have 2. There is a trigger mod available from mccarbo that lightens up the pull weight, smoothes it out and helps reduce creep. Buy it its a great price.
     
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    They're great, accurate, light, point easily and usually as reliable as a rock.

    My pops old model 99 is still ticking along. Pops just poured used motor oil inside to clean and wiped it down for 50 years.
     
  16. jmorris

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    The one I have was $70 at Kmart, still running. Shoot it until it stops running, clean and repeat.
     
  17. Blkhrt13

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    Brought it home today. Will be getting a butt plate from numrich. Didn’t realize it had a broken corner. I saw the squirrel stock and was mainly looking at the more functional bits. Put the first twenty down after a quick google for problems with them. I have a 60s era lever gun I love. This should be a good shooter too. I just wanted her to have something in the hope she will learn to love it. This and the 870 will work our well.
     
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  18. ontarget

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    I just picked up an old Oak Leaf stocked Glenfield model 60 a week ago. It literally had a boot lace tied on it for a sling. 100 bucks. It runs like a top.
    Clean yours up, make sure it functions correctly. Your wife should love it.
     
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  19. Blkhrt13

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    That’s the plan
     
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    My Glenfield model 60 was a present from my mother. Some jerk broke into my rented house and stole it a few years after she died. I would love to have it back. It was a great shooter, more accurate than most 10/22s I’ve shot.

    If it’s very old you might need to replace the nylon recoil buffer.
     
  21. Blkhrt13

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    I’m about to order the butt plate I will look for the buffer too. Thank you
     
  22. WestKentucky

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    Cant tell if it’s tongue in cheek or not, but it does remind me of the 1 issue I have with a model 60. Load it full, through the tube, and you shall see that at least 1 round disappears if you unload through the tube. There’s one sitting on the lifter that has to unload through the top. It’s not a big deal to work the action until it runs dry, but someone who doesn’t know and doesn’t count can easily have an accident. I love a model 60, have 3 of them, and a 795 which is the same gun but detachable mag version. Every gun has its flaws and you have to learn how to live with them and keep from having a ND. Buy that gun, and teach that it has to have the action worked until no ammo comes out.
     
  23. Blkhrt13

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    always a habit of mine anyway. my dad is a gun safety nut. I cant pick one up without checking it for empty.
     
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  24. Scooter22

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    Not at all. Serious. I,ve seen new shooters get excited after making a good shot and turn to others standing by for a comment. Often swinging the gun with them. If the gun is manually operated you have a empty case in the chamber, Not a live one like a semi auto. I,ve seen AD like this. Always treat a firearm as loaded but thats even more important with a semi auto.
     
  25. gamboolman

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    My Uncle gave me a old at the time Glenfield 22 that he had owned for a long time - that was about 45 years ago.
    I put a 4 X Weaver Scope on it and it is amazingly accurate to this day.
    Have killed beaucoup squirrels with it.
    Great gun.
     
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