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    OTASCO Commemoratives

    I looked at a Mountain Man Commemorative today in pretty nice condition with a 4X Tasco mounted on it. The barrel was marked 3084S Limited Edition. They wanted $329.00 which is too much IMO. Metal was 100% wood was perhaps 85%

    It was exactly like my Glenfield 30A (birch stock)except for the brass colored coin in the stock and it had a cross bolt safety which surprised me.

    I know they also had the Alamo Commemorative made up by Marlin.

    I'm thinking they made perhaps 8-9 others.

    What were the others?

    I like store brand and funky Marlin/Glenfields

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    Ok, I'll bite.....
    For the uninformed, what is OTASCO? Was it just in the Glenfield line?
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    Otasco-Oklahoma tire and supply company. Rifles were made for them just like sears, wards and everyone else. The Marlin Firearms Co. has been in the .22 autoloader business since 1931. However, until 1959 none of the New Haven, Connecticut, firm’s semi-automatic .22s could be called a resounding success. That changed in 1959 with the introduction of the side-ejecting, blowback-operated Model 99. Designed by Marlin’s Ewald Nichol, the Model 99 employed a round 22” barrel and featured an 18-.22 LR-round-capacity tubular magazine mounted under its barrel. The top of the receiver was drilled and tapped for a scope base and sights were a hooded ramp front and an open rear. The Model 99, according to the late Col. William S. Brophy in Marlin Firearms, was offered only until 1961. The 99, however, served as the basis for an entire series of autoloaders that are still well represented in the company’s annual sales nearly 40 years later.
    The Monte Carlo walnut-stocked Marlin 99DL with a gold-plated trigger and gold-tone trigger guard was introduced in 1960, and it featured a buttplate and grip cap with white line spacers. Later a leather sling was standard on the 99DL before it was dropped from the line in 1964. The 99C was introduced in 1961 and differed from the 99 in that it employed Marlin’s then-new Micro-Groove rifling and had a gold-tone trigger blade. The 99C had its receiver grooved for tip-off scope mounts in 1964. Initially supplied with an uncheckered walnut stock, the 99C had impressed checkering added in 1971, and the checkering pattern was changed again at least twice more before the rifle was discontinued in 1978. A deluxe version of the 99C with an American walnut stock, the Model 990, was offered from 1979-1987.
    The Glenfield Model 60G—essentially the same rifle as the Model 99C except with a birch rather than walnut stock—was made from 1960 to 1965. The Glenfield name was used on Marlin-made guns intended for sale to mass-merchandisers. The rifle was later dubbed the Glenfield Model 60, and it continued to be offered with slight cosmetic changes from 1966 to 1982. In 1968, a Model 65 Glenfield that was essentially identical to the Model 60 with the exception of a brass exterior magazine tube was made for Oklahoma Tire & Supply Co. Private brand variants of the Model 60 were also made for Montgomery Ward, Coast to Coast Stores and Cotter & Company.
    Marlin stopped using the Glenfield name altogether in 1983, and the Glenfield Model 60 became the Marlin Model 60. Initial Marlin variants did not have checkering on their birch stocks. In 1985 all of Marlin’s tubular-magazine-fed semi-automatics received a bolt hold-open that locked the bolt open after the last round in the magazine was fired and that could be used to manually lock the bolt open.
    An 18”-barreled variant with an appropriately shortened 14-round-capacity magazine tube and an overall length of only 371⁄2”, the Model 75C, was last cataloged in 1991. A laminated stock, rubber buttpad, gold-tone trigger and sling swivels were the hallmarks of the Model 990L, first offered in 1992. Concurrent with the 990L’s introduction was the reduction of the magazine tube’s length and capacity to 14 rounds. The Model 60SS was introduced in 1993 and had a laminated stock, a stainless steel breech-bolt, barrel and outer magazine tube while most of the other parts were nickel-plated. Impressed checkering in a diamond pattern was added to the Model 60 in the 1995 catalog.
    According to Marlin, as of August 1997, autoloading .22s with tubular magazines based on the Model 99 had been made to the tune of some 6,200,000 rifles—an accomplishment that few other sporting arms can match. Info from an online article of the American Rifleman
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    This one was made for OTASCO and is referenced as the Glenfield Model 65, on the barrel it also says "Golden 50"
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    The Mountain Man Commemorative that I saw didn't have the pressed "checkering/deer" designs in the birch wood stock. I'm thinking the last 2 digits of the model numbers were the year they were made. The Alamo was made in 1981 hence no crossbolt safety. The one I saw had a crossbolt safety.

    Your's is a beauty with that walnut stock and nose cap. That is the handsomest configuration for a Marlin 336 IMO. I don't really care for the current barrel band configuration.

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    marlin model 6060 otasco commemorative diamond jubilee

    I just bought a marlin model 6060 diamond jubilee commemorative rifle w/ an otasco medalian on the stock. Dave D, can you te me what its worth ? Its almost mint condition, doesnt apear to have been shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shur shot View Post
    I just bought a marlin model 6060 diamond jubilee commemorative rifle w/ an otasco medalian on the stock. Dave D, can you te me what its worth ? Its almost mint condition, doesnt apear to have been shot.
    This thread is over 5 1/2 years old!!!

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