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Old 08-18-2019, 10:22 PM
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Default Marlin Glenfield Model 60, Share Your Experience

I just purchased a Marlin Glenfield Model 60 and I am very excited to have found this rifle for sale. As best as I can tell, it was made in 1979. The serial number starts with 21. It has a leather sling and engraving on the stock with a Squirrel.. I would appreciate hearing from you an any experience with this gun or any history regarding it. It looks like it is in very good condition and I am looking forward to taking it to the range. I paid $125. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:34 PM
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I'd buy it for that, for sure.
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Those are kinda known by the nickname "Squirrel Stock" rifles. The Squirrel is pressed into the wood and there are other designs as well, like an acorn, rabbit, etc. Back then, Marlin sold rifles under the Glenfield name in department stores, hardware stores, and even automotive chains.

I don't have a Glenfield, but I have a Marlin Model 60 from 1990. Mechanically it is just like yours except mine has a "last shot bolt hold open" which they introduced in 1985. It's a good reliable 50 yard plinker and it has a charm to it that my 10/22 just doesn't.
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Still have mine... have to check, but it was definitely built in the early 70’s. I need to clean it up and take it out.
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They're good little rifles.

The older one you have still has metal parts on it like the trigger group. The only thing that I don't like about the design is that with the tubular magazine it takes a little while to load and unload unlike a 10/22.

Regardless, I like them. Keep it clean and oiled and it'll last for a long time. You can also try different types of ammo in it and see what it likes.
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I just purchased a Marlin Glenfield Model 60 ..... I would appreciate hearing from you an any experience …..
How good is Marlin 60 ? hmmmmm I don't know , I just have two and if the price is right I will buy another one.
If you ask what kind of problem did I have with my Marlin 60 then the answer is: I don't know cause I never had one.
If you ask what kind of ammo have problem with my Marlin 60 then the answer is: I don't know cause I have not found one yet.

Enjoy your Marlin, the best 125 buck that you ever invest.
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Old 08-19-2019, 5:59 PM
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I have a Marlin 60 and a 75. I really like a tube feed gun over a mag. Both are good shooters.
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Old 08-19-2019, 8:52 PM
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I have one. Mine shoots very good that its kind of boring. Get a tube loader for faster reload.
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I've had one for at least forty years. Never had any problems with it. It's like the old timex. Takes a licken and keeps on ticken.
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Old 08-30-2019, 3:09 PM
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Marlin 60. Yes that a classic keeper.
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Though I tend to favor Ruger 10-22s and Remington Nylon 66s, I've shot many Marlins over the years and they were very serviceable little rifles---and the Glenfields in particular were a lot less expensive---take it out and run some rounds thru it!
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Old 08-31-2019, 6:12 PM
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I have both a Glenfield and a Marlin 60. Glenfield holds 18, Marlin holds 14.
Both fun to shoot.
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Old 08-31-2019, 6:18 PM
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https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forum...ht=feed+throat

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I love mine. Although mine (I think similar year) has a two piece feed ramp joined in the middle. Over time the two pieces can separate and you'll get FTF. Easy enough to put the newer (one piece design) part in, although you need to grind off one of the pegs to make it fight right (its a soft metal you can do it with a hand file). That being said, its probably my favorite gun. Deadly accurate, surprisingly quiet, and holds 17+1
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My experience?
Load with ammo, shoot stuff, smile a lot!
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My first gun I bought was a Marlin 60. I still shoot it once in awhile.
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I learned to shoot using the Marlin waaaaay back in my childhood. My Grandfather gave it to me for Christmas. I put thousands of rounds through it. It was accurate and fun. When in my twenties, my apartment was gutted by fire, and the rifle suffered mightily. My Grandfather restored it a gave it back to me, and I continued to use it for many more years, its accuracy unaffected. Sold it during hard times, and miss it a lot. I have a 10/22 now, and while it's a fine rifle, I wish I still had the Marlin as well.
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I had my Marlin 60 until 1992. I loved that rifle. Then, the bbl became severely curved when a 1975 Ford Bronco backed over it at the camp site.
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I love my my Marlin 60 along with my Ruger 10/22.
I’m still in the market for another Marlin 60 but want the SS. They are great reliable and accurate rifles.

Good buy op for 125
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Old 09-08-2019, 10:04 AM
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I have a Model 60 with squirrel stock. I added the LSHO from a later model 60. All the necessary parts were cheaply available online. I just had to modify the stock and trigger guard for the bolt close lever to stick through.
Shoots wonderful, except when using Wolf Match. They seem to be a bit underpowered to cycle the action reliable. Every other brand I've tried has no problem. CCI, Blazer, Automatch, Thunderbolts, solids and HP all run without problems.
It's a fun little plinker. Just the time it takes to load the tube is the only drawback.
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I had my Marlin 60 until 1992. I loved that rifle. Then, the bbl became severely curved when a 1975 Ford Bronco backed over it at the camp site.
That’s for shooting around trees!
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Old 09-10-2019, 8:50 PM
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I’ve had mine for over 20 years. I bought it from a guy who used to come in the bar where I worked. He got it for his 12th or 16th birthday with the factory scope. Put one tube of 17 rounds through it and never shot it again. I gave him $50 and we both went away happy.

I don’t think it’s slow to load. You are out plinking with your friends, you shoot up a tube, talk, laugh, reload. I always take more time talking than I do reloading, so who cares?
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I remember buying a new Glenfield with a scope and 500 rds of CCI to go out shooting with a friend. Total cost around $100 back in the 70s. I have a model 60 to this day, surprisingly accurate and very reliable.
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I had a model 60. I bought it because it holds more than 10 rounds, easier to load, especially with the Spee D loader. Can never forget to bring a magazine, it doesn't have stove pipe problem like the 10-22s, often caused by wobbly magazine fit.

I have noticed, however, that the rounds fail to chamber when the feed ramp gets dirty after about 100 rounds. I used to take a brush to the range and give it a quick scrub and it's back to normal.
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My first gun was a Marlin 60 marketed as a Revelation 120 and sold through Western Auto. I don't recall a serial number (I'm pretty sure it didn't have one) but it was from the late 60s or early 70s. It was stored improperly and rusted. I gave it away long ago. Later I came to realize that was a poor decision but I was young and stupid.
Those are really fun little rifles.
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The Glenfeild is the same rifle as the Marlin if some do not know that.
Anyway they are great. My favorite ones are made from roughly 1985 to 90.

I like those best because in that app. range of production as they are the only ones that have the three best features in one package. LSHO, Long higher cap magazine tube and still had the 22 inch barrel too.

If some do not know most pre 2000 production Model 60s can be dated by simply subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 2000. For example, first two are 20. That would be 1980 production.

Not a quality issue, as they are both the same identical Rifles. But I do prefer the Marlin Branded ones though.

I have owned alot of Model 60s and still do. They are very accurate/reliable in stock condition, no need to upgrade to get netter accuracy like a 10-22,LOL

I will guarantee I can load 15 rounds in my tube mag before you can get ten in your 10-22 mag. I cheat though,LOL
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My first gun was a Marlin 60 marketed as a Revelation 120 and sold through Western Auto. I don't recall a serial number (I'm pretty sure it didn't have one) but it was from the late 60s or early 70s. It was stored improperly and rusted. I gave it away long ago. Later I came to realize that was a poor decision but I was young and stupid.
Those are really fun little rifles.
Same here, but I still have mine. Have had it since about 1980. It was my first gun as a teenager. Reliable, but IMHO boring. Even though we never shoot it anymore my son won't let me get rid of it, lol. It does have a certain charm to it, but pretty much stopped shooting it regularly after getting a 10/22a few years later.
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Upgrade the feed throat and follower leaver to the new style. Google the tutorial.
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However, my brother has had one since the early seventies and still is quite accurate and a great gun.
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I've got the same rifle with a Glenfield scope too. Great rifle, good price. PAX
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I have a newer 2010ish m60 and 795, I had been looking for an old marlin made 60 I found a cool big 5 only edition made in the 80s and it sure shoots more accurately and has the gold trigger and longer tube
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Got one of these with the squirrel on it from my grandfather when he passed. Mine is from the same era and is a work horse. Love taking it out and plinking at cans at 25 yards and seeing just how accurate it is on the 100 to 150 yard gongs at the local range. It has never had a problem or needed any work. Just a great gun as far as I am concerned.

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Nice gun!

That was my very first gun. Glenfield 60 with the squirrel stock.

I bought it on my 18th b-day at White Front.

Still have it and it still shoots great.

I think I cleaned it for the first time about 20 years and 50K rounds later.
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My dad had a Glenfield .22. I believe it was the second rifle I ever shot. It is sitting my safe right now. Still shoots nice, but really, really, really hates Thunderbolts.

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I have a Glenfield squirrel stock. Well made little .22, and loads of fun to shoot. I've never shot paper targets with it, so I can't vouch for how accurate it is, but I shoot a lot of varmints, and hit em!
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Default Bought one used a few years back...

Buy the plastic tube speed loader- it’s inexpensive and sooo fast to drop 18 rounds into the magazine tube.

I did upgrade to the newer feed ramp. Easy project. After a couple 150-200 rounds, the action can get dirty enough to cause an occasional feed issue... but, cleaner ammo makes a big difference. I will only shoot CCI minimags thru it now.

Also, with the 40 grain minimags, this rifle shoots as accurately at 50 yards as my friends tricked out $1000.00 ruger 10/22.
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Oh yeah... found another glenfield 60 for 160 bucks the other day, and was happy to snatch it up. I hope it’s capable of the same accuracy as the first one
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