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    Other Glenfields?

    What other Glenfields were made? Other than the .30-30, I know there was a .22 similar to the model 60, and now I know there was a .35, but were there others? I'm thinking of making a Glenfield collection just because there are so many people that don't know these rifles exist, including myself, until I actually got one.
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    The Model 60 was a Glenfield until 1983, when Marlin retired the Glenfield moniker.
    There were also the Glenfield Model 20 and 25, based on the Marlin 80 and 780. The single shot Models 10 and 15, based on the Marlin 101. The early Glenfields were marked "Marlin" and only identified as Glenfield by adding a a "G" suffix to the Marlin model, hardwood vs walnut stock and lack of the Marlin Bullseye. Sometime around '68 they started marking the barrels "Glenfield" to help distinguish them from the upscale Marlins.
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    There were also a couple shotguns. Here's an old thread from the MO reference library, with a comprehensive list and history of the Glenfield line.

    https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/ma...ld-rifles.html
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    I have a Glenfield 12 gauge Model 778 which is the same as the Model 120 but Birch wood instead of Walnut. Mine has a fixed modified choke, 28" barrel, vent rib and I inherited it when my FIL passed away. Kind of heavy for me but even though "Dad" and I were of the same physical stature, the man was stronger than any other man I've ever known. My 778 still looks brand new. It also has a trigger pull that is unbelievably light with no creep. It's almost a better trigger pull than my best rifle trigger pull. Also have a Glenfield Model 20 clip fed .22 RF bolt action that I bought in 1973 when I got out of the service. The small game I have shot with it would not fit in the bed of a one ton pick-up. I could not recollect the number of bricks of 22 RF that went down it's barrel but it has to be in the forties or fifties. My FIL had a Glenfield Model 25 clip fed .22 RF and he loved also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P-bass View Post
    The early Glenfields were marked "Marlin" and only identified as Glenfield by adding a a "G" suffix to the Marlin model, hardwood vs walnut stock and lack of the Marlin Bullseye. Sometime around '68 they started marking the barrels "Glenfield" to help distinguish them from the upscale Marlins.
    My 1964 Glenfield 36 says Glenfield on the barrel and does not have a G suffix. It also has a walnut stock but without the bullseye, pistol grip cap, and white line spacers.

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    I think the early glenfields often had walnut, wasnt until the later ones where stained pith elm and of course stamped checkering began to be used to save pennies.


    The early box stores, and the mid west hard ware stores like Otasco or Western Auto sold a ton of them for sure.
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    All my Glenfield's even the early ones have hardwood stocks.
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    I have a Marlin/Glenfield "Model 75" I bought new as a kid, many many moons ago. Two bucks a week on a lay-a-way plan with my dad's help, ha! It's a carbine type .22 that is much like the Model 60, but shorter and only holds ten rounds (9+1?). Mine came with a scope in a carboard tube inside the box, all of which I still have as well. I had a lot of fun with it over the years.
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