Originally Posted by NRA_guy
Nice Hawg! I do not own a semiauto Marlin but that paper plate sure makes me want one. And the gun looks nice, too.
I read this
But I don't understand why they do that with the "hold open" feature.
Is it just to let you know that you're out of ammo?
You have to chamber the next round manually---right?
Seems like it should either stay wide open or just close so you can cycle it manually.
PS: Nice license plate
Letting you know its empty is the only thing its good for.
After you reload you have to close the bolt and cycle it again to get the first round to feed. I understand the why of that, it just seems kinda odd it holds the bolt halfway open instead of fully open. I've had several model 60's but this is the first one with this feature. My FIL had one with it and it seems like his stayed fully open but I haven't fired it since he died three years ago so I might be wrong on that.
Don't know if you can tell in the pic but the tag has a lighthouse in the middle of it. Ms. has one freakin lighthouse in the entire state and they chose that for a tag design. I haven't seen one of the new ones up close yet but they have B.B. King's guitar "Lucille" on some kind of seal in the middle to celebrate B.B. King and Mississippi's artistic culture. I wish they'd go back to the magnolia.