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What is your favorite variant of the Marlin tube/semi .22 rifle?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by MatthewVanitas, Jul 5, 2006.

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  1. MatthewVanitas

    MatthewVanitas Member

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    I'm not quite sure how to categorize the whole family except as "tube/semi", so encompassing all the Glenfield 99, Marlin 60, and the like variants.

    I've owned a scattering thus far:

    Marlin 60: mid-1980s model, full 18rds with BHO.
    Marlin 99-M1: M1-carbine mock-up, half-tube mag.
    Marlin 75C: carbine length, maybe 17" barrel, no BHO.

    I know that the 60 changed later to a 14rd 3/4 tube due to some East Coast legal complications, and that a few years later the barrel was shortened to the same length as the tube.

    I don't care for the BHO (bolt hold-open), and the stock contour on the modern stocks gives me uncomfy cheekweld, but aside from these recent variants, I like the whole family.

    What's your favorite variant of the Marlin 60 family?

    Does anyone have a link that will list out all the little variants of these nifty rifles?

    -MV
     
  2. Chawbaccer

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    Mine's called a West Point. It's an older gun, seventeen rounds and no bolt hold open. It originally had the squirrle stock, but in a previous life somebody took a axe or something to it for modification purposes.
     
  3. CarbineKid

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    I own a 981T. I like the gun. Its a bolt and can shoot a variety of diffrent ammo
     
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    i like the stainless version, also the papoose, is super killer.
     
  5. miko

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    I have Marlin 99-M1. It's not very reliable - at least with the cheap high-velocity ammo. FTFs and FTEs quite common.

    miko
     
  6. aaronrkelly

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    Marlin model 60 is my favorite....Ive got one of the newer, neutered 14 round versions.

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    Love my Model 60

    I have a "short tube, long barrel" version. It was given to me by a good friend shortly before he passed away, so I'll never part with it. But, besides that, this thing is a true tack-driver. Its far more accurate than an inexpensive .22 has any right to be.
     
  8. foghornl

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    Have an OLD Marlin 99...not the a/b/c, the original 99 with a 17-round tube.

    I rescued it from a pawn shop for $20, complete with a Tasco 4x32 scope. Had a lot of jamm-o-matic issues at frist, but removing the action from the stock, and an overnight soak in Mineral Spirits, plus a lot of 'swooshing around in the tank' cleaned that right up.

    I think the action weighed about 1/2 of what it did before cleaning....I don't know how one rifle could hold that much crud.
     
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    Marlin 60.

    Newest and most favorite of the 60's has the "Walnut-Tone" finish . :)
     
  10. MatthewVanitas

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    "Walnut Tone", so now I know the true name of the stock type that socks me in the jaw when I go to shoulder it. I'm definitely sticking to the older ones for the time being.

    I'm very partial to the little 75C carbine I have. If it turns out to be a good shooter, I'll get a sling to put on the swivels, and maybe swap the rear sight out for an aperture sight. I believe Brownells carries an aperture sight that screws on to the grooved .22 receivers.

    I have one proper 99-M1, and another where someone took off the rear sight and put on a huge honkin' Tasco scope. Kind of cool though, makes it look kind of like those bulky M3 carbines with the infra-red. Wish they hadn't lost the original 99-M1 rear sight though, those are hard to find.

    -MV
     
  11. DMK

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    Marlin 60: 1982 model, full 18rds with no BHO.

    That's the one I got. My Dad's got a 1990s 14 round '60 with the BHO and I like mine a lot better. Both are 100% reliable. My lever 39A is much easier to clean but the 60 get out a lot more.
     
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