new Marlin model 60 receiver - what is this made from?

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  1. jenniesue

    jenniesue New Member

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    I spotted a lovely Marlin model 60 Stainless at our local Wal-Mart a few weeks ago, and it's been on my mind since then. So, today I went in and boldly asked them to unlock it so i could check it out closer. The receiver doesn't seem to be made out of metal, it looks like some kind of composite plastic.

    Does anyone know if this receiver is plastic? The older Model 60 I looked at earlier today at a gun shop had a metal receiver, to the best of my memory.

    Thanks for any advice or knowledge you can pass on to me. ;)
     
  2. Spud9

    Spud9 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what the new models are made of since Rem took over but the others are made of cast aluminum.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum jenniesue !!

    Never seen a plastic receiver...maybe it was a plastic covered metal receiver.

    Did you ask the salesman what it was made of !?

    If you can, take a pic and post it here. Also see if he can nail it down to one of the following models:



    The Model 60 is currently available in 9 distinct versions:
    • Model 60, the basic rifle
    • Model 60C, the basic rifle in a camouflage version
    • Model 60SN, the basic rifle with a black fiberglass stock
    • Model 60SB, the rifle in a weather-proof stainless steel version
    • Model 60DL, the basic rifle in a Monte Carlo walnut stock
    • Model 60SS, the rifle in a nickel-plated, stainless steel version with a grey/black laminate stock
    • Model 60SSK, the rifle in a nickel-plated, stainless steel version, with black fiberglass stock
    • Model 60S-CF, the rifle in a nickel-plated, stainless steel version, with a black carbon-fiber-patterned stock
    • Model 60SSBL, the nickel-plated, stainless steel version with blue/grey laminate stock (sold exclusively from Cabela's)
    • Model 60DLX, the newest Marlin 60, celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Model 60. Has a premium walnut stock and gold fill on the roll marks, otherwise same as base model.
    Historically, there were also other versions that were sold:

    • Marlin Model 99 and 99DL - this was the first version of the Model 60, offered in a walnut stock, 1959 to 1961
    • Marlin 99G - Very similar to the 60
    • Model 99M1 - styled to resemble the US Army M1 carbine, with eighteen inch barrel, handguard, barrel band, nine shot magazine even with the end of the stock, and receiver sight mounted on the scope grooves.
    • Model 99M2 - styled like the 99M1, but with a box magazine.
    • Glenfield Model 99G - precursor of the Model 60G.
    • Glenfield Model 60G - this was the name used on Marlin-made Model 60 guns intended for sale to mass-merchandisers, 1960 to 1965, with a birch stock instead of walnut
    • Glenfield Model 60 - one of the Model 60 versions manufactured from 1966 to 1982
    • Glenfield Model 65 - manufactured in 1968; it was essentially identical to the Model 60 with the exception of a brass exterior magazine tube; it was made for Oklahoma Tire & Supply Co.
    • Glenfield Model 75C - Carbine version. Shorter 16" barrel and 9 shot mag tube. No bolt release lever in trigger guard. Supplied with sling swivels.
    • Marlin Model 120 "Revelation" - Manufactured for Western Auto Supply in the early 1960s, had a brass dot front sight instead of the hood sight, and the barrel is stamped WESTERN AUTO SUPPLY CO.
    • Marlin Model 600 - Made specially for Big 5 Sporting Goods between 86 and 89. This model is very rare because of the short production run, and little info is known. Came with a supremely durable gold-plated metal trigger instead of the standard polymer trigger, and a stainless steel breech bolt in lieu of the blue steel breech bolt on the Model 60.
     
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  4. Spud9

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    If it is a new model, disassemble and look inside the receiver, if it looks grey like cast aluminum then.... Ta Da!!!! if not I couldn't tell you. As far as I have researched they are still aluminum, just maybe a cheaper form of cast.
     
  5. jenniesue

    jenniesue New Member

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    It's a model 60SN, and I did end up buying it and shooting it yesterday. Shoots great! I am impressed! A nice guy walked by while I was checking the model 60 out, and told me the receiver is cast alloy. So I think it's probably coated with some kind of glossy polymer stuff on the outside. I will post a picture this evening. Also, it doesn't have the Marlin bullseye - darn it! Wonder when they quit putting the bullseye on the stock?
     
  6. SHOOTER13

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    OK then...mystery solved !! ;)

    Congrats on the new M60SN...looking forward to the pics !!
     
  7. FOUR4D4

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    Its a shame theres no Bullseye.A true piece of Americana gone with Marlin now that Remington took over. You will Enjoy that rifle!
     
  8. ErnieKY

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    I think only the top of the line, walnut stock rifles got the bullseye and the white spacer between the stock and butt plate. My 99M1 had the bullseye, white spacer, and gold trigger. My 60 (birch stock) does not, and it was made in the 80's I think. Our 336 does have the bullseye.
     
  9. SHOOTER13

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    My 1960 Marlin Model 80C has the bullseye...

    [​IMG]
     
  10. SWO1

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    If one was to look for a "bullseye" where would it be located. What does it look like ? Is it the same place on all models ?
     
  11. Spud9

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    Under the butt stock where you would put the mount for a strap. The bullseye is just a plug to fill the hole that is black and white. Supposedly the better guns had the plug and a white barrier between the butt stock and the pad. I personally don't like the white barrier, but that is me.....
     
  12. SHOOTER13

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    My "bullseye" is located in the bottom of the stock halfway between the toe and the grip.

    It is a white plastic button with black concentric circles that fits into the stock. Mine is actually

    removeable and I keep it in a small plastic bag so as not to lose it.

    [​IMG]
     
  13. FOUR4D4

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    I have read that the bulleyes was used as a trademark,for easy identification while on the sales rack.
    And that the bulleye was used to cover a hole on the bottom that was drilled to use for being milled
     
  14. SHOOTER13

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    I didn't know that about the mill hole...nice fact addition Four !!
     
  15. FOUR4D4

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    I remember reading it somewhere about the mill hole
     
  16. greyhawk50

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    Google is my friend. Sadly, sometimes, friends lie.
    Take it for what it is worth.
    Some say that it is a tribute to Annie Oakley for choosing a Marlin Rifle??? :confused:

    12. What is the small round black and white dot on the bottom of my Marlin stock?

    • This is the Marlin "Bullseye". This trademark has been used since 1922 on all Marlin walnut buttstocks. Please note that this is not a suitable place to install a swivel for you firearm. Swivels should be mounted approximately 2 inches from the toe of the butt.


      Source; http://www.marlinfirearms.com/CustomerSupport/faq.asp



     
  17. FOUR4D4

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    I hang my head in shame
     
  18. Spud9

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    Ah....So my info was wrong too... That is what I love about these forums, someone will eventually find the truth and prove someone else's info to be false.... But in the end we usually end up with the right answer to a question and everyone learn something... Awesome!!!
     
  19. FOUR4D4

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    At least we know it was not meant for a pilot hole for a sling swivel:D
     
  20. Spud9

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    This is true.... So why does the darn thing keep falling out? Cause it wants something else in there.... ? Is it just tired of holding on? These questions need to be answered!!! hehe...