Marlin m60

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by Marlindude, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. Marlindude

    Marlindude Well-Known Member

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    Bought this M60 on Gunbroker for 67 dollars in like new condition with the adjustable rear sight.


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  2. greyhawk50

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    That is great Marlindude.
    However, I'm not sure that you actually bought it. Sounds more like you stole it. :D
    Just pull'n your leg. For one, I'm happy that you found a great deal. ;)

    Grey
     

  3. Ickaber

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    That's awesome!

    I do have one question though....was it local to you so you were able to pick it up? The problem I have with gunbroker is that by the time you add shipping and FFL fees, even really good deals often aren't so great.

    I bought an SKS on gunbroker last year, because the seller was local to me and said I could come pick it up. I was all excited about the deal I got until I got a $150 speeding ticket on the way to pick it up. Suddenly, not such a great deal anymore. :mad:
     
  4. Marlindude

    Marlindude Well-Known Member

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    I know what you're saying, FFL fees and tax are a given, you can't get away with that. I found a FFL that charges a flat rate to receive the item. Other FFL's want to charge to receive the item depending on how much you paid. So in addition to the tax and the normal FFL fee of $25. I paid 98 bucks. I have two Glenfield/Marlin 60's and the Marlin 60 pictured. One of the GM's has the squirrel on the stock. I have the Fever. There's a cool story to bagging the squirrel model.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Congrats on the new M60 !!

    "There's a cool story to bagging the squirrel model"...

    OK...let's hear it !
     
  6. squirrelhunter

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  7. axxe55

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    pretty nice M60 for the price. good catch there!:D

    my goal is to find two more M60's, the one with the squirrel on the stock and one that has the factory walnut stock on it.
     
  8. Marlindude

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    I was at my local pawn shop picking up two rimfires. A Winchester 67a and a Marlin 783 22mag. I'm standing in line and in comes a guy with what looked like a rifle wrapped in a blanket. " What you got there" , I said. He pulled out the Squirrel model 60. "You selling or pawning" , I asked. I'm selling, I want 90 dollars but I'll take 70 bucks. I told the guy, If these guys don't pay you what you want meet me outside and we'll go across the street to the bank.
    I finished my business, received my jailed 22's and went outside the pawn and the guy was waiting. We drove to the bank and I got 80 bucks to pay the guy 70. I walked up to the guy and said, "hey man my girlfriend is a little upset that I just picked up two rifles and here I'm buying another, will you take 60 bucks? He said , Sure! We exchanged squirrel for cash.
    What was so cool was that I had been looking for the squirrel model and couldn't find one. Then when I least expected it, it landed right in my lap.
    SCORE!!!
     
  9. Ickaber

    Ickaber Well-Known Member

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    $98 is still a good deal, IMO.

    So, being new to Marlins, is there a reason you coveted the squirrel model? Is there something special about that model, or are you just trying to get a complete collection?
     
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  10. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Awesome nab Marlindude !!
     
  11. axxe55

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    the squirrel model mentioned has a carved squirrel inset into the stock. they aren't rare, but are not as common as they use to be. i have only seen two and knowing what i know now about them, i wish i had bought them. they are nice looking rifles.
     
  12. SWO1

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    Here's my 60. Bought it at Wally-Mart 10 years ago. Paid $79 for it. They had a big sale, also picked up a Mossberg .410 pump for $149 at the same time. Still got em both. No rodent on the stock but sure has kilted a lot, rabbuts to.......:cool:
     

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  13. Big Shrek

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    Probably he wanted a Squirrel stock because they look so cool :)
    Wish Marlin would go back to 'em!!

    Nice find :)

    Those Marlin Adjustable Target sights can be found at Numrich for $10,
    they are the BEST CHEAP SINGLE THING you can do to a Marlin to add to its precision!!
    A good sight works WONDERS!!

    On a used one, you clean it, oil very lightly (as in One Drop on a fingertip applied all over the action)...and shoot the heck outta it!!
    Check the Ejector Wire...use the Nickel Method to set it properly (One width high, one width to the center)
    Same with the old flatwire ejector from the 60's, but that often takes a little careful bending...
     
  14. Ickaber

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    There are two listed in my local area, with each being offered for $100. How good of a deal is that? Is it something I should be jumping at, or is that about the norm?

    Actually, one is a couple of hours away from me, but I'll be headed to that area on Saturday. The guy has had it listed for a few weeks now, and I've been wondering if I could pick it up for a bit less because of that.

    Thoughts?
     
  15. Marlindude

    Marlindude Well-Known Member

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    It's your decision, check them out. They are excellent shooters, pretty accurate for a semi.
    Offer 75 bucks first maybe the guy will take it.
    I paid 140 for the Glenfield 60 with the checkered stock in California. Good luck!
     
  16. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    if in really good condition, not a bad price, not a steal though. as said before, offer $75 and see where it takes you.
     
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  19. Spud9

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    I just bought 3 squirrels. Pick them up on Wed and will post pics. One is in excellent shape, one needs a little TLC minor fixes and a good cleaning and the other is a parts gun but the stock looks like it just needs a good clean up. Got all three for under $200. Buy em when you find them....