Marlin model 60

Discussion in '.22-Rimfire Forum' started by Hawg, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Thanks for the link, got it bookmarked. Need to start saving my pennies again.
  2. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011
    Most of y'all know I despise punching paper but this is a 14 shot group from the SS Marlin from 25 yards. Not benched, just propped across the bed of my pickup with Federal bulk. Yeah, I'm a happy camper. :)


  3. Ruger_Fan

    Ruger_Fan Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2012
    I have a Model 60 that is over 35 years old. It shoots so well I never have considered putting a scope on it. I did put a laser on it for night time predator hunting. The laser turns it into a coyote killing machine. No light is needed! On a full moon I get one coyote before we turn on a light. Getting the one coyote standing still makes it much easier to make multiple kills
  4. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Member

    May 31, 2010
    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 :)
  5. Hawg

    Hawg Well-Known Member

    Mar 23, 2011

    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.
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2012
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
.22-Rimfire Forum marlin model 25 mags Jan 9, 2015
.22-Rimfire Forum Marlin Model xt 22: Good potential bad execution Dec 3, 2014
.22-Rimfire Forum Marlin model 60 Quirks Sep 18, 2014
.22-Rimfire Forum cant find a marlin model 39a anywhere,,,, Sep 14, 2014
.22-Rimfire Forum Marlin Model 39 and other Marlin Lever Action Model Designation Data Mar 23, 2014