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Hey I'm new to this forum. Ive always wanted to get a marlin model 60 but for some reason no one near me has one in stock now i found a new one for $203 out the door. I know the new model 60s apparently arent as good as the old ones but whats the consensus on the new marlins? My FFL advised me against it as he got one that always jammed. is $203 out the door a good price for a new model 60? Thanks everyone and hope your Thanks givings were good :)
 

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Welcome from Alabama...

I've got a few Model 60's, but have never picked up a new Remington made one... What part of the world you in? Gunbroker may be worth a try...

 

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I've seen very nice used one's for $100 and a friend of mine picked up a mint condition model 60 for just that at a local pawn shop.
 

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Welcome from the marshes of south Louisiana.

Search gun shops, pawn shops and try gunbroker for a used Marlin. I have all Glenfields/Marlin model 60's oldest is a 1969 model.

Good luck in your search.

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Welcome from Houston...
If you're ok with a used gun possibly with some character, check all your local pawnshops. Go to the next town and check those pawnshops. Take a road trip and check every pawnshop you pass. You'll find them, they're out there. I'm not knocking the new ones, but I prefer the 7 year span from 1984 to 1990, and you may find a few mid 90's with these features.
22" barrel instead of 19".
18 round tube instead of 14 rounds.
And they will all have the "Last Shot Hold Open" feature. The earlier models didn't.
Some time after 1990 the tube was shortened to 14 rounds, because of New Jersey.
In 2003 the barrel was shortened to 19" to match the length of the tube.
Like i said I'm not knocking the new ones, I just like the older ones better.
My boys and I have an '85, '86 and '90.
So check the serial numbers for first 2 digits of 10 to 16.
Good luck.

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Try the pawn shops in your area. Around here, just about every pawn shop has one or two on hand almost all the time. There are also gun shows. Prices range from $100-$175 around here. Good luck in your search.
 

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I bought a new one recently and i have no issues with it i guess its hit or miss if i found an older one in great shape i probably would've went with it maybe i got lucky
 

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Walmart usually has new stainless ones for something like $229, personally I like the old one I have that was something like $60 with a cracked stock, works perfect, and recently got a new walnut stock for it from numrich for $45, never really was interested in a model 60 but at the price I paid I could not pass it up.
 

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WOW talking about model 60's between last post and now I just took out a cat food stealing possum with my model 60 on the back porch, 2nd cat food stealing possum it took out in the last month. Yeah I like my model 60
 

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Welcome from Georgia! Patience!! Keep looking. $200+ is way to much. You should be able to find a nice walnut and blued steel one with character for half that. They are out there, just have patience.
 

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I haven't heard too much negative stuff about the newer Model 60's. It's the Remlin Leverguns that deserve a close inspection before purchase.

I would say used Model 60's vary quite a bit depending on your location. When I was in PA a nice squirrel stock could fetch upwards of $200.
 

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$203 is waaaayyyy too much for a new M60. It's not just lever guns that have issues. I've seen several with crooked sights, etc. To me a squirrel stock makes one worth half because it'll cost $50 to get a normal stock as a replacement. Gun show sellers ask way to much for the older ones around here ($150-175 for well used rifles) but I've bought several locally from individuals and I never pay more than $150 ... usually around $100 for a good used one.
 

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There were several on GB 10 min ago.
 
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