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I own and have refurbished several of both and the only difference I see between them is what's written on the barrel and the price. If there is any other difference, I would like to know it. I have a Glenfield 75 with a different front sight from the rest and different stock with barrel band and shorter magazine, but it is the same internal design and parts interchange.

Last night I bought another 1979 Glenfield 60 that is a nasty mess but I think all it needs is both sights. I already have a front sight. Rear sight may be in my junk. Should clean up nice. Only $70, at least so far.

BTW, the same place has a Marlin 60 with a broken trigger guard and a few missing screws for $100 if anyone near Atlanta is interested. There are plenty of trigger guards on ebay but they are expensive and I go for the cheap restorations.

Thanks for any input or suggestions.

Tom V, Marietta Ga.
 

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I own and have refurbished several of both and the only difference I see between them is what's written on the barrel and the price. If there is any other difference, I would like to know it. I have a Glenfield 75 with a different front sight from the rest and different stock with barrel band and shorter magazine, but it is the same internal design and parts interchange.

Last night I bought another 1979 Glenfield 60 that is a nasty mess but I think all it needs is both sights. I already have a front sight. Rear sight may be in my junk. Should clean up nice. Only $70, at least so far.

BTW, the same place has a Marlin 60 with a broken trigger guard and a few missing screws for $100 if anyone near Atlanta is interested. There are plenty of trigger guards on ebay but they are expensive and I go for the cheap restorations.

Thanks for any input or suggestions.

Tom V, Marietta Ga.
BTW, both the Marlin and Glenfield appear to use birch stocks but I see no difference in quality except for the stamped engraving on the Glenfield.
 

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Marlin Glenfield Model 75C Semi-Auto Rimfire Rifles: (1975 - 1982)
History:
The Marlin Glenfield model 75C semi-auto rimfire rifle replaced the Glenfield model 75 in 1975 and is better known as a carbine, weighing in at 4 1/2 pounds and features an 18" long barrel with a full length 13 round magazine. This carbine is nearly identical to Marlin's Glenfield model 75 with one major difference being that the length of the magazine tube is longer. The Glenfield model 75C holds 13 rimfire cartridges in its magazine tube which is four more cartridges than that of the Glenfield model 75. Early model 75C rifles have the earlier style front sight and flat barrel band while later model 75C rifles have the later style front sight and the barrel band was omitted.

Note: Compare your rifles serial number with the list below to find out its year of manufacture so that you can properly determine which parts are not only period correct for your rifle but will also fit properly to your rifle as Marlin did make some changes to the parts they did produce for the model 75C rimfire rifle and not all parts are interchangeable between different variations of the same part.
1975 manuf. firearms have been seen with serial #s as low as # 25438525
IMAGE OF EARLY STYLE SIGHT & BARREL BAND ASSEMBLY
1976 manuf. firearms will have a serial # 24000000 or higher 1980 manuf. firearms will have a serial # 20000000 or higher
1977 manuf. firearms will have a serial # 23000000 or higher 1981 manuf. firearms will have a serial # 19000000 or higher
1978 manuf. firearms will have a serial # 22000000 or higher 1982 manuf. firearms will have a serial # 18000000 or higher
1979 manuf. firearms will have a serial # 21000000 or higher
Great info, thanks very much. Here is what is interesting. Mine is clearly marked Model 75, no "C", no serial number, and mag band is inside the stock, yet it had the full length tube with a missing inside tube. Doesn't matter now since it is restored with the early short tube. Your post answered a lot of questions. Thanks very much!
 
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