New Marlin 60SS, 1st time buying gun from Walmart

Discussion in 'Rifles' started by ml1209, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. ml1209

    ml1209 Active Member

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    Of course, they wouldn't let me buy ammo at the same time as the gun. I was walked to the door with the gun held by a manager, and told not to come back in the store (I guess for the day). Darn it, I was going to buy a 50" LCD TV too (haha).

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    It came with a cheapie silver 4x20 scope which I promptly took off.
     


  2. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

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    Wow, I kind of like that bolt handle. I might have to get one for my Marlin...

    The good: These are great, cheap rifles. I have one that's older than I am, built by Marlin and sold by Sears in the '70s. BTW: factory stocks are cheap, last time I looked. I dropped my Marlin into a factory plastic stock to make it a lighter package to carry out with me on backpacking trips and such.

    The bad: Not nearly as customizable as the Ruger 10/22, but I like the controls on the Marlin better. And I think the Marlin is fine as it comes from the factory.
     
  3. WhiteLightning

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    Congrats..... I have one just like it. It's a real fun one to shoot!
     
  4. kingofwylietx

    kingofwylietx Well-Known

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    Man, it looks a whole lot like the 10/22. I only say that because I've never seen the Marlin before. It's a good looking rifle.....looks better than my Ruger. I like the stainless.
     
  5. ml1209

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    Well, Marlin didn't bead blast their stainless barrels, and paint their aluminum receivers like Ruger did on the new 10/22s. The Marlin does have the plastic trigger group, but it also has a last shot bolt hold-open, which the Ruger doesn't.
     
  6. M. Sage

    M. Sage TGT Addict

    Jan 21, 2009
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    Older Marlins have a die-cast trigger group and no last-shot hold-open. ;)

    For the OP: I forgot to warn you, when you disassemble the rifle, taking the fire control parts out is easy, but don't take the clips off the hinge pins unless you know exactly how to get that sucker back together; there are lots of little springs and stuff. There's a reason I got my Marlin 60 for ten bucks...
     
  7. dbgun

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    That's a nice rifle!:bowdown: I have the Ruger 10/22 in stainless. What does this Marlin cost, if you don't mind me asking?
     
  8. 40Arpent

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    Which Walmart was it, and do you know if they had more than one? I have been looking around for the stainless model without much luck.

    I have had a Marlin 60 for years, and just bought a new one a couple weeks ago. Shot it for the first time this past weekend, adjusted the sights for 50 yards, cleaned it, loaded it, and threw it behind the back seat of my truck. Now, I want the stainless model to throw behind the seat of my other truck. ;)
     
  9. ml1209

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    I got it at the Walmart on I-10 near Katy Mills Mall. I got the last one they have in stock for now, but check back they will get more. It is the only Walmart, actually the only vendor I have found - online or not - that carries this stainless Marlin 60. The price was $197 plus tax = $213 out the door, not including the walk of shame to the front door. I HAD to have a stainless Marlin 60, and this was the cheapest price I could find, so I bought it. Good luck.
     
  10. 40Arpent

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    Thanks man, much appreciated!
     

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