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Old January 4, 2006, 08:35 PM   #1
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Is $125 a good price for a Marlin 60?

The Marlin comes without box or manual. The same store has a Mossberg 702 with a synthetic stock and a Winchester in .22LR (forgot model number) for about the same price. What I can see of the insides seems in good condition.
I don't have a rifle, so I think a .22 LR with iron sights is a good place to start. How is the tube magazine loaded?
Is there a downloadable manual for the Marlin (or other rifles I have mentioned)?
How difficult is field stripping and cleaning? I don't need a maintainence nightmare.
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Old January 4, 2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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Buy it, you'll love it. Marlin will send you a manual if you email them. The rifle is easily loaded one cartridge at a time very easily by dropping them down the tube. Easy to shoot, easy to clean and fun. $125 is a little high but what the heck is the difference in 10 bucks these days.
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Old January 4, 2006, 10:32 PM   #3
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Used Marlin 60s generally go for under $75 here. The Glenfield 60 (same gun with a cheaper stock) goes for under $50.

The Marlin 60 is an excellent shooter, and if $125 is the cheapest one you can find, buy it with no regrets. The gun is worth that, easily.
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Old January 5, 2006, 09:34 AM   #4
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That's a bit high for a used one

Last I knew you could by a new one at WallyWorld (on sale) for about that....

P.S. Excellent gun....Mine is the most accurate (and reliable) gun I own
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Old January 5, 2006, 09:42 AM   #5
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If it's stainless, that's a decent price. If it's blued and used, you shouldn't pay more than $90 or so at most.
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Old January 5, 2006, 10:19 AM   #6
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The Marlin 60 is a good .22. I've been using one for years.

The price is O.K. (not great but not bad, either) for a used one if it is in good condition and clean.

Field stripping and cleaning is not too bad. Not as easy as a bolt, but very few semi's are as easy to clean as a bolt. The trigger group has lots of parts and tends to get dirty, but you can use a spray cleaner (and lots of q-tips) for that.
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Old January 5, 2006, 03:29 PM   #7
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A little on the high side for a used Model 60. About $75 sounds right.
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Old January 5, 2006, 08:26 PM   #8
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Well there is one for $95, but the insides don't look as good. I don't want to have to fiddle around too much with it.
Okay, I'll see what the chain stores offer before getting this.
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