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GaryS1964
09-11-2011, 6:24 PM
In 1962 I bought a Marlin 22 rifle with a tube magazine. Holds 18 22LR and even more if I use shorter rounds. Is this gun legal in CA? I bought it here and it has never left the state.

Great gun. Rarely jams even when I have mixed different length rounds in the tube which I haven't done in years. I taught my son to shoot with it. Shoots nice tight groups.

mean72nova
09-11-2011, 6:27 PM
yes

Arson
09-11-2011, 6:29 PM
I coulden't put it in fewer words.

Turo
09-11-2011, 6:31 PM
yes it's legal. One of the exemptions to the large capacity magazine law is tube magazines that feed .22 caliber ammunition.

ke6guj
09-11-2011, 6:41 PM
12020(c)(25) As used in this section, "large-capacity magazine" means any ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds, but shall not be construed to include any of the following:
(A) A feeding device that has been permanently altered so that it cannot accommodate more than 10 rounds.
(B) A .22 caliber tube ammunition feeding device.
(C) A tubular magazine that is contained in a lever-action firearm.

bombadillo
09-11-2011, 6:54 PM
Yup, I own 2 marlin 60's with 17 plus 1 tube mags. They are selling them locally and perfectly legal.

rgs1975
09-11-2011, 7:00 PM
5 round limit if used for hunting right?

ke6guj
09-11-2011, 7:02 PM
5 round limit if used for hunting right?nope.

gatesbox
09-11-2011, 7:04 PM
I've always wondered if one could manufacture a flexible tube magazine extension with a much higher capacity, perhaps with a pressurized magazine follower.

Not trying to spread FUD but I thought I ended up seeing that there was a defined limit on tube fed, like 14rds or something....

dangerranger
09-11-2011, 7:06 PM
the two main reasons I like the mod 60 marlins is the tube mag holds enough rounds that out hunting I rarely have to reload, and theres no box mag poking me while carying it. Ive had at least one since 1975. DR

Quiet
09-12-2011, 5:37 AM
Not trying to spread FUD but I thought I ended up seeing that there was a defined limit on tube fed, like 14rds or something....

Nope.
CA state law exempts fixed .22 calibered tubular magazines from the large capacity magazine laws. [PC 12020(c)(25)(B)]

der_saeufer
09-15-2011, 9:54 PM
Not trying to spread FUD but I thought I ended up seeing that there was a defined limit on tube fed, like 14rds or something....

Not in California. Another state--I think it was New Jersey--didn't exempt rimfire tube mags from their 15-round limit, which is why current Marlin 60s have a shorter barrel and smaller magazine (14 rounds) than those made in the 1980s and before (18 rounds); for a bit they had the long barrel and short mag tube. I don't remember how many shorts fit in my "18 round" tube, but it's a LOT.

77bawls
09-15-2011, 10:13 PM
I wish they still made the 18 round one. :(