Marlin Model 60 vs Model 60W

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by retired1, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. lead

    lead Well-Known Member

    May 16, 2004
    Sounds like you have a very lucky family.
    Welcome to you, visit often.
  2. whitetail1

    whitetail1 New Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    Hi I also have a marlin 60w 22lr sportsmanship it has the gold emblem on it and a gold trigger but I cant find out any information on it like how old it is? or what it is worth have had any luck yet?

  3. whitetail1

    whitetail1 New Member

    Dec 20, 2006
    I have a Marlin 60w with the gold seal and trigger do you know what its worth or when it was made I cant find anything?
  4. Yo retired it is a NRA edition maybe 15% more than basic model
  5. rangerruck

    rangerruck New Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    Actually guys, it is way more simplistic than all of you think. Now let me say , that you are all right, to varying degrees. If you got an nra version or a ducks unlimited version, and it had a W on it, then the stock is proly walnut. even that is not a given though.
    If it looks like a regular mod 60, gold trigger or not, then you got a run that was going to be sold through.......Wallmart. Thats the w. Don't know, if it makes them any more valuable, i doubt it does.
  6. ueckhaus1

    ueckhaus1 New Member

    Aug 8, 2006
    Compaired my model 60W to my soon-to-be son-in-laws model 60. My 60W has the same walnut finished birch stock, but my magazine tube is about 4" shorter than the bbl, while his model 60's tube runs all the way to the end. My 60W has the bolt release in front of the triggergaurd, his doesn't have one. My 60W has the Safety, Ethics, Marksmanship medalion in the stock, his has none. Mine has the gold trigger, his doesn't.


    P.S. Mine knows how to shoot, his doesn't!

    "If you know how many guns you own, you don't own enough!"
  7. rangerruck

    rangerruck New Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    yeah, they made several diff little versions of the mod 60. if you have one made before 1989, you proly have one , with the tube that will hold 17 rounds. the max now is 14,post 1988. also the bbl itself was made to many diff lengths it seems, from 18 inches to 22 inches. So if you have a pre 89 with an 18 inch bbl, and the 17round tube, they will look like they are the same length.
    the ones that have the coin in the stock, are usually the ducks unlimited model, unless otherwise it will say nra. they may or may not have a gold trigger guard, and they may or may not be a walnut stock.
  8. rangerruck

    rangerruck New Member

    Oct 16, 2005
    ueck, it sounds like your son in law has a pre 85 model, which I think was the first year they did the bolt hold open on last shot, bolt release switch.
  9. ky riffleman

    ky riffleman New Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    there is no difference in the performance of the model 60 & 60w !!! the mod. 60's stock is made of birch wood and the 60w's stock is made of walnut wood. trust me on this i contacted marlin myself and that is what i was told...
  10. ky riffleman

    ky riffleman New Member

    Mar 14, 2011
    walnut stock is what the w stands for.
  11. mr.t7024

    mr.t7024 Member

    The Marlin's 60's are awesome firearms, with your checkbook, I like raydcarters idea
  12. Model721

    Model721 New Member

    Aug 15, 2011
    Marlin Glenfield Model 60W was a commemorative edition with walnut finish, gold finish trigger,gold seal in the butt stock that read "sportsmanship, safety ethics" and icon of man and youth shooting. It also featured brass feed tube (most earlier mod 60's has steel), and a15 round capacity. Value ranges depending on condition but averages in the $100 to $200 range. Excellent condition rifles with all the packaging etc... can run $200 to $500 ( all about what the buyer will pay?) They were a special 125th anniversary edition for the NRA (1996). The capacity of the rifle was reduced to a 15 round maximum limit, to meet New Jersey's firearms law for semi-automatic assault weapons. The Model 60w rifle had the "last shot hold bolt open" feature. Marlin used proprietary Micro-Groove rifling in the Model 60. The twist rate is 1:16 inches, right-hand. Micro-Groove rifling uses 16 small lands and grooves rather than 4, 6 or 8 deeper grooves used in most rifles. This increased the accuracy of the rifle by lessening deformation of fired bullets traveling down the barrel. Although the Model 60 is one of the least expensive .22 semi-automatic rifles sold, it has the reputation of being one of the most accurate rifles out of the box, with no modifications necessary.
    Although a lot of these rifles were prob. sold through Wal-Mart ( mine included) I found no evidence that is what W stands for. Also the rifle has a walnut (finish) but the grain and texture appears to be the traditional birch common in older Mod 60's. Hope this helps.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2011
  13. fuzebox40

    fuzebox40 Active Member

    Mar 29, 2010
    Apple Valley, Ca.
    Any thoughts on a marlin 600. I have one in excelent condition, no packaging, it's probably been to the range 6 times.
  14. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Model721, welcome.

    That is the most complete and accurate explanation of the "W" controversy I have seen. I have one manufactured in 1994 and it has the seal in the stock and the gold trigger. The stock while stained to look like walnut is not walnut but stained birch. None of this adds or detracts from the fact it is one great little rifle and everyone should have one.
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