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

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by jenniesue, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    I have a 336T and a 336CS. Neither has the Bullseye. Hard to tell if they ever had Bullseye because both have a swivel mount screw where the Bullseye should be. :eek:
    Did they ever have the Eye?
    Does the screw reduce the value?
    Did the previous owners make a mistake by replacing the Eye with a screw?
    Doesn't matter. I love my Marlin Lever Gun. ;)
    The older I get, the more I learn, the more I get confused. :p
  2. Bookseeb

    Bookseeb New Member

    Just bought a 60SB and was wondering the same thing, definetely does look plastic, kept flicking it and couldn't really tell, but if it's cast, maybe. Inside the reciever has the same glossy look.

  3. 01Sporty

    01Sporty Active Member

    I just checked mine. The stainless Ducks Unlimited 60 has the same die cast aluminum alloy receiver as the 50th Anniversary model. It's a slippery alloy so it probably has some zinc and it's tough so it likely has some copper.

    It has a light clear powdercoat applied over the raw casting. Maybe that's what you're seeing.