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These are some quick pictures I took this morning of my new Marlin Model 60, 50th Anniversary Edition .22. I'm pretty pleased with the stock. It's a nice looking .22 for the money. The Walnut looks so much richer than the Birch. They only made a total of 10,998 of these rifles in 2 production runs. The first run was Serial Numbers 000 to 999. Originally that was all they were going to produce. They got so many requests they made a second run with 4 digit Serial Numbers from 0000 to 9999. There will be no more produced with Black Walnut stocks.

When you consider that Marlin has produced over 11,000,000 (11 MILLION) of these rifles since 1960, that accounts for less than 1/10th of 1% of total production. I have been looking for an early model with a Walnut stock, but never had any luck finding a nice one. Those who have them in nice condition are not interested in selling them, and if you do find one they are willing to let go, it's usually pretty beat up and requires a major refinishing job.

I have a standard, Birch stocked Model 60 for over 20 years now, and it has never had a single malfunction in thousands of rounds. These rifles really perform well. Next on my list is one more, a Laminated stock Stainless Steel Model 60. What I found really amazing is if you take the entire 11,000,000 rifles produced in the last 50 years and divide it out, it comes to over 602 rifles produced and sold per day! That's 7 days a week, 52 weeks a year, for 50 straight years! Quite an unbelievable feat for a single model .22 rifle. Bill T.

















 

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The most important thing is the tag "Made In the USA". I have been trying to keep all my purchases like that, except my used 7.62x64r.
 

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Very nice model 60. Thanks for sharing it with us. The quantity sold sure is a testimony to the quality of the design and manufacturing. This one does not need a whole bunch of aftermarket parts just to make it shoot decent.
 

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Very nice model 60. Thanks for sharing it with us. The quantity sold sure is a testimony to the quality of the design and manufacturing. This one does not need a whole bunch of aftermarket parts just to make it shoot decent.
That is the one thing I've noticed over the years as well. I have an early 70's vintage Ruger 10/22 with a Walnut stock also, and I've kept it box stock over the years. It has always run very well, as most 10/22's do. But it's accuracy while acceptable, is no where near my standard Birch stocked Model 60. That rifle will cut one ragged hole for as long as I care to sit there and pull the trigger. Marlin really did their homework when they designed this rifle. Bill T.
 
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