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keder
08-05-2012, 9:51 PM
Hey guys I'm looking to buy a used marlin model 60, I'm buying it from my brother in law who got it new when he was 14ish(he's 47now) only fired it about a half dozen times. He's not a regular shooter and is thinking of parting with it.

My question is, will this be a good buy if say I pay around $100 or less?

orangeusa
08-05-2012, 9:58 PM
A gun for life. Check the barrel of course for rust. But I'll try to find some threads with just about the same question.

I have 3 rifles, 1 is a Marlin 60, the other is a Glenfield (Marlin) that is 20 years old and the other is a Saiga. point being, they are really great firearms.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=600564&highlight=marlin

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=582190&highlight=marlin
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gunprofit
08-05-2012, 10:04 PM
They wear out quickly. Used to be able to get a rebuild kit. But not anymore. Still, $100 is pretty good if it still shoots without jamming.

troutbum54
08-05-2012, 10:04 PM
My question is, will this be a good buy if say I pay around $100 or less?

I would say it would be a great buy.

gunprofit
08-05-2012, 10:04 PM
They wear out quickly. Used to be able to get a rebuild kit. But not anymore. Still, $100 is pretty good if it still shoots without jamming.

gunprofit
08-05-2012, 10:04 PM
They wear out quickly. Used to be able to get a rebuild kit. But not anymore. Still, $100 is pretty good if it still shoots without jamming.

orangeusa
08-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Triple post and they wear out quickly?
Triple post and they wear out quickly?
Triple post and they wear out quickly?
Triple post and they wear out quickly?
Triple post and they wear out quickly?


What's up with that?

troutbum54
08-05-2012, 10:10 PM
They wear out quickly. Used to be able to get a rebuild kit. But not anymore. Still, $100 is pretty good if it still shoots without jamming.

Not sure why you think they wear out quickly, I have a few from the early 70's and they are hardly worn out. I've had to replace a few minor parts here and there, but parts are easy to come by.

roushstage2
08-05-2012, 10:24 PM
I asked the same thing as I ultimately ended up buying a used 17-shot Marlin 60 for $90. The 18 shot Marlin 60's had feeding problems I guess. I'll find my thread real quick. The info is in there.

ETA: http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=557371

1911aholic
08-06-2012, 5:25 AM
Thats a very good idea. I have 3 of them, one with the squirrel stock and a regular checkered stock and a newer Marlin from 2000. Very fun and surprising accurate.

Excaliburr
08-06-2012, 6:14 AM
Marlin 60's are good little accurate shooters. The triggers aren't something to write home about IMO. But still I like them with the tube fed rather than the 795 magazine fed. $100 is a steal in my mind if it is like you say. I would buy it in a heartbeat and start plinking today! (Especially if it was from my family).

Izzy43
08-06-2012, 7:54 AM
They wear out quickly.

I have one from 1986 with 1000s of rounds down the barrel, ain't wore out yet. Loads, shoots and ejects any ammo. Easy to take down and clean. If you owned one it must have been mistreated, not cleaned and abused to have it wear out quickly. On second thought, do you or have you owned one?

five.five-six
08-06-2012, 7:58 AM
why is it that I think I just re4ad this exact thread about a year ago :shrug:

keder
08-06-2012, 5:23 PM
Hey it turned out to be a savage/Stevens model 887... These any good? Thanks for all the previous info!

orangeusa
08-06-2012, 5:28 PM
Hey it turned out to be a savage/Stevens model 887... These any good? Thanks for all the previous info!

why is it that I think I just re4ad this exact thread about a year ago :shrug:

I don't think the thread a year ago had plot twists like this. lol. Redo.

shadow65
08-06-2012, 5:38 PM
The Glenfield was my fo=irst .22. Very accurate rifle.
Wish I still had it.
Dave N

Izzy43
08-06-2012, 6:30 PM
Hey it turned out to be a savage/Stevens model 887... These any good? Thanks for all the previous info!

There's this thing on the internet called a "Google Search". Type savage 887 in the little window and you'll get 3 pages of links for info/questions. Works really neat.

PS: Double check to make sure you actually have a Savage 887.

keder
08-06-2012, 7:28 PM
There's this thing on the internet called a "Google Search". Type savage 887 in the little window and you'll get 3 pages of links for info/questions. Works really neat.

PS: Double check to make sure you actually have a Savage 887.

i had not seen it before he thought it was a marlin,went by to look at it today.

roushstage2
08-06-2012, 10:25 PM
There's this thing on the internet called a "Google Search". Type savage 887 in the little window and you'll get 3 pages of links for info/questions. Works really neat.

PS: Double check to make sure you actually have a Savage 887.
Good luck with that. I haven't found anything worthwhile anywhere about the 887. The only things that show up in Google are: 887s for sale on firearms auction sites and people asking if anyone knows more about 'em. I made a thread here back in March about the 887 and got 0 replies when I asked if anyone know more about them because Google didn't have anything useful.

jpscoot_21
08-06-2012, 11:28 PM
I went and read about the Stevens model 887 and found there was a recall on it in the early 80s due to some firing ON SAFE. You could call Stevens to have them check and adjust it. There were certain serial # ranges that were affected. I also saw a vid on youtube that shows the bolt holds back as long as you keep the trigger pressed after every shot.

cj cake
08-07-2012, 7:57 PM
They wear out quickly. Used to be able to get a rebuild kit. But not anymore. Still, $100 is pretty good if it still shoots without jamming.

Not true. I just finished replacing the feed throat on a Glenfield (Marlin) Model 60 less than an hour ago. The problem with the old ones is that the feed throat eventually wears out. You can buy a kit to replace the feed throat with the new style which will fix the problem and it doesn't wear like the old one. Notice the date, I bought this a week ago.

http://i407.photobucket.com/albums/pp156/cj_cake/2012-08-07_21-04-42_801.jpg

orangeusa
08-07-2012, 8:18 PM
Seriously, blow off the Savage and buy a Marlin/Glenfield Model 60 or Ruger 10/22.

A LOT of folks love the Ruger 10/22. A LOT of folks love the Marlin Model 60.
Marlin is lighter, Ruger has a ton of aftermarket cool stuff to put on them.

Especially with a 22LR semi-auto rifle - get a reliable gun that will eat any ammo you throw at it.

Oh - I forgot about my buddies Winchester - it's awesome too, but I don't know the model - looks JUST like a Marlin.


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Ron-Solo
08-08-2012, 12:01 AM
They wear out quickly. Used to be able to get a rebuild kit. But not anymore. Still, $100 is pretty good if it still shoots without jamming.

If you consider 30+ years and a gazillion rounds down the pipe, yeah they wear out pretty quick.

:facepalm:

keder
08-08-2012, 10:17 PM
Thanks guys for all your input, really appreciate it! Decided to just put the $100
Towards a new rifle.

Guess I'm going to do a coin toss since I can't decide on the marlin or the ruger.... Leaning towards the ruger since the local shops don't have any marlins 60s in stock

Czsp-01-9mm
08-10-2012, 12:00 PM
I have a Springfield/ savage 187m I know it's pre 1968 because no ser#, still shoots and cycles 22 shorts and lr, well not at first. Got it free cleaned it up and she shoots good,

6mmintl
08-11-2012, 2:52 PM
Surprisingly we have a top smallbore silhouette shooter (maybe even famous, in his own way) here in Kali the drags out a ratty old bondoed grip model 60 from time to time and shoots it for grins, and he cleans our clocks with it.

Bedding and a trigger job would help also.

Otherwise their barrels are centainly capable of carrying you safely in A and maybe even AA class with attention to tuning.