Marlin model 60 .22

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by gunguy25, Dec 25, 2009.

  1. gunguy25

    gunguy25 New Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Hello all am new here, i bought a Marlin model 60 22 from a pawn shop and it has squirrel on the stock and with a search i found it was made in 1974 i gave $59 for it i think it was a good deal tell me what you guys think. Thanks and Merry Christmas
  2. Slabsides

    Slabsides Member

    Jul 22, 2009
    L.A. (Lower Alabama)
    Merry Christmas and welcome to TFF. Everyone needs a model 60. I've dropped thousands of rounds through mine and it eliminates squirrels with efficiency.:D You got it for a good'll love it.

    Not as many model 60 after-market parts or upgrades available as a 10-22, but for general use, you don't need any. Great all-around plinker and varmint-killer.
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2009

  3. Mals9

    Mals9 New Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    St. Louis MO
    If it is decent shape you gat a good deal. I paid $60 for mine and could not be happier with it.
  4. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

    Welcome to The Firearms Forum.

    I like the M-60 and still have one.

    They are a great 22 rifle. If you got a deal depends on what condition it is in. As Slabsides eluded to, people like them SO MUCH, they can wear parts out, if not taken care of. (properly cleaned) Let us know after you take it to the range.
  5. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Welcome Gunguy, yes you made a good deal. If your happy with it! Model 60 man that brings back a lot of memories. My brother and I bought new 60S in 1973/1974. Over the years we might have fired 4 to 5 thousand rounds throught each rifle.We have taken countless rabbits and pheasants etc,and there stil in good shape. Cleaning and mantanice are the key, the only real problem I had was srews and pins on the outside of the rifle. (Around the triger guard and front sight etc etc) I hade to keep them tight and in line on a regular bases. Hope you have a great time with your rifle, and best of luck in the New Year !!!
  6. dakotarider

    dakotarider New Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    I purchased mine at K-mart in 1986 and have pushed at least 4,000 rounds and have just done routine cleaning. I have not replaced any part on it due to failure. I did put a Butler Creek synthetic stock on it just to change up the look about 10 years ago and it was on sale for $35! I still have a Tasco 3-9 X 20 TV scope on it and it works fine for me. I do have a second model 60that we bought at a pawn shop and my son shoots it. I just bought him a Bushnell 3-9X32 scope and he needs to now sight it in. We just bought a box 525 bullets and plan on blasting throught them after this damn blizzard in South Dakota gets out of here!
  7. pinecone70

    pinecone70 Active Member

    Jul 30, 2008
    Minnesota Gal!
    Paid more than that for mine.....
  8. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA
    Welcome D-rider, to the forum. Paid 6o for mine, works like clockwork.
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2009
  9. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    I will gladly give U 59 dollars for it anytime U want. Great plinker, ENJOY!;)
  10. Mine costs that in the late 70s. It was a excellent little .22 rifle that I could nail squirrels all day with over iron sights. You got a cheap classic. TJ
  11. fleetwood1976

    fleetwood1976 Well-Known Member

    Feb 22, 2009
    Southern Indiana
    inherited mine, One of my best shooters. I remember grandpa buying it for $69.99 at Service Merchandise. Had the orange sticker on it for years. Wouldn't trade it for a $1,000 bill.
  12. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Potosi, Mo
    59? chit I will give 70 for it right now! yours still has the 18 round tube on it too. Tehy changed it in 84 i believe to 15 round cause of some silly law in New Jersey.
  13. red14

    red14 Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2009
    N FLA

    Yeah, mine has 18. As my cousin says, if you can't hit what you are shooting at with 18, you don't need to have a rifle.:D:D:D
  14. PharmrJohn

    PharmrJohn New Member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Western Washington
    Going to be my boy's first rifle....looking for one as we speak.......type....whatever....
  15. gunguy25

    gunguy25 New Member

    Dec 25, 2009
    Thanks everyone i will get some pics on here as soon as possible
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