Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Pros and cons of this trade????

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by briney11, Feb 12, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. briney11

    briney11 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    The Hawkeye State-IOWA
    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.
     
  2. splattergun

    splattergun Member

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2012
    Messages:
    1,730
    Location:
    Utah
    keep the Marlin. If you must have the Henry, add it to the collection.
     
  3. chris in va

    chris in va Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    6,097
    Location:
    Louisville KY
    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.
     
  4. Jackal

    Jackal Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4,572
    Location:
    Northwest Washington
    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.
     
  5. afponiky

    afponiky Member

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2011
    Messages:
    129
    Location:
    North Coast of Ohio
    ^^^


    I agree with that!
     
  6. briney11

    briney11 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2006
    Messages:
    171
    Location:
    The Hawkeye State-IOWA
    So what swivel set would you suggest and where would I get it for the Marlin???
     
  7. Powerglide

    Powerglide Member

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2010
    Messages:
    211
    Location:
    SW Nations, Oklahoma
    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.
     
  8. Jlr2267

    Jlr2267 Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Messages:
    1,209
    Location:
    South Carolina
    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.
     
  9. bigfatdave

    bigfatdave Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,961
    Location:
    Near Camp Perry
    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
     
  10. MedWheeler

    MedWheeler Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    Messages:
    5,433
    Location:
    SouthEastern FL
    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.)
     
  11. alman

    alman Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    71
    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.....................
     
  12. MistWolf

    MistWolf Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2005
    Messages:
    2,441
    Put the Henry on layaway
     
  13. Hokkmike

    Hokkmike Member

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2006
    Messages:
    2,436
    Location:
    Sullivan County PA
    Bottom line - only you can decide. Good luck.
     
  14. Furncliff

    Furncliff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2005
    Messages:
    2,217
    Location:
    Western Slope of Colorado
    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.
     
  15. LordDunsany

    LordDunsany Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2008
    Messages:
    111
    Location:
    D/FW Metro Area, TX
    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
     
  16. Roadking Rider

    Roadking Rider Member

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    Messages:
    466
    If you can afford to keep the Marlin I would, but if you can't I'd make the trade for the Henry.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page