Just bought my first Marlin, a used $80 model 60, to join my arsenal of Rugers, Springfields and AR's. I was actually looking for a 10/22, but many suggested that the 60 was more accurate, just doesn't have the aftermarket support. That's OK, it means I won't spend as much on shiny doodads. I plan on Cerakote, (what color, purple?) and some trigger work, probably won't have $200 in it. Look for my dumb questions soon.