With the introduction of the Marlin Model 60, 50th Anniversary Edition in 2010, it marks the production of 11,000,000 (read 11 MILLION), Marlin Model 60 rifles, since their introduction back in 1960. If you divide that out, 11,000,000 divided by 50 years is 220,000 rifles a year. 220,000 divided by 365 days a year = 602 rifles a day. That's 602 rifles a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, for over 50 straight years! Let's look at this in terms of barrel steel. Older versions of the Marlin Model 60 had 22" barrels. The modern versions now have 18" barrels. Let's make it an average of 20" of barrel for every Marlin Model 60 that was ever produced, to establish an average. 11,000,000 X 20" = 220,000,000" inches of barrel steel. 220,000,000" inches divided by 12" to the foot = 18,333,333.33 feet. 18,333,333.33 feet divided into 5280 feet to the mile = 3,472 MILES OF BARREL STEEL! It is 2,432 miles from New York City to San Diego, California. 3,472 - 2,432 = 1,040. It's 1,048 miles from San Diego, California to Amarillo, Texas. So.......If you laid every barrel, of every Marlin Model 60 ever produced, end to end it would extend from New York City to San Diego, California....Then back again to Amarillo, Texas. At posted Interstate speed limits that would take you approx. 57.5 hours to drive that distance, non stop. I find that all but unbelievable for one single model of .22 rifle. Actually all of those numbers are 4 years outdated, because they only carry the Model 60's production to the end of 2010. We can add another 4 years production to that, or another 880,000 rifles. And we wonder where all the .22 ammo is??? I'll let someone familiar with the lumber industry try to figure out how many trees had to be felled in order to make all the stocks!