GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

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GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby WTR » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:24 pm

i own a Glenfield......haven't shot it in 40 + years.......Ruger 10/22 and CCI mini mags have me spoiled. I want anyone who owns one to watch this at about the 2:33 mark for a safety reminder. I actually had a high school classmate killed with a ND from one of these rifles. Good reminder. Hope I don't insult anyone with this video.

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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby parabelum » Mon Jul 24, 2017 6:47 pm

Good reminder. I personally like 10/22 the best.
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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby puma guy » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:24 pm

I enjoyed the video, but I have to take issue with a couple of things. The Marlin Model 60 has a feature to lock the bolt open with the charge handle pushed in. Also, you can easily unlock and remove the mag tube w/o putting your hand in front of the muzzle. I could show any one how to do it. He failed to mention the bolt lock feature on the Model 60. When the charge handle is pulled back and pushed toward the receiver it locks the bolt back and ejection port is open. There's still a cartridge in the carrier which is visible, but with the bolt open on an empty chamber, safety on you can empty the tube. There is that last cartridge visible in the carrier that will have to be cycled and it's prudent to cycle several times and recheck with the bolt held open. The newer Model 60's stay open on the last shot,BTW. Of course even that's no guarantee the gun is empty until it's cycled and visibly checked. I understand he's trying to make a point, but there are ways to easily avoid the issues he mentioned.

I laughed when he said the Remington didn't have a 'bullet' shaped loading gate. Of the three rifles I will say the Marlin has the reputation as the most accurate. As to which is the most reliable I can't say for sure. I have a couple of Model 60's and a couple of Remington Nylon rifles. Both models never miss a lick. The prototype of the Remington Nylon 66 was used to shoot over 110,000 wood blocks with less than a dozen misses. I probably sold a thousand Model 60's and only had one returned; the customer said it failed to eject. I fixed it without even disassembling the rifle. The Ruger has a solid reputation, also. I intend to get me a 10/22 Take-down model at some point. I love .22's :lol: . Sorry about your friend. I survived an accidental GSW from a .22. If I may ask what happened?
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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby WTR » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:55 pm

I was not in the car. I just know he took one in the head from an " empty" Marlin.

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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby Jusme » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:55 am

I also have a Model 60 that I bought when I was 18, almost 40 years ago. I agree with puma guy about being able to lock the bolt open, and load and unload it without putting my hand in front of the muzzle. I can see how an inexperienced, or improperly trained person could be injured, but the same can be said about almost any firearm. I love mine, it is a tack driver, and after almost 40 years and thousands of rounds, it has never failed with any ammo I have used. I am probably going to get a 10/22, take down, in the future, just for it's portability, but I still enjoy shooting my model 60. I think I paid about $69.00 for it from Western Auto, back in the day. The stock has some scratches, on it, but all of the metal finish is still in great shape.
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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby Wag2323 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:32 pm

Good information. I inherited a Glenfield 75 from my uncle and did not know this about the rifle. I have only used it to target shoot twice, so never unloaded it just always fired till empty.

I still rack the bolt a few times so would have noticed but this saves me from googling in the future.

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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby puma guy » Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:18 pm

Wag2323 wrote:Good information. I inherited a Glenfield 75 from my uncle and did not know this about the rifle. I have only used it to target shoot twice, so never unloaded it just always fired till empty.

I still rack the bolt a few times so would have noticed but this saves me from googling in the future.

:thumbs2: A prudent practice for any weapon.
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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby TxLobo » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:40 am

*shrugs

Dad bought me a Model 60 Glenfield from K-Mart back in the 70's.. came with a 4x scope. 40 years later and no surprises from the rifle, I passed it to my son..

Common sense used to be common I guess.
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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby puma guy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 2:11 pm

TxLobo wrote:*shrugs

Dad bought me a Model 60 Glenfield from K-Mart back in the 70's.. came with a 4x scope. 40 years later and no surprises from the rifle, I passed it to my son..

Common sense used to be common I guess.

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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby WTR » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:14 pm

puma guy wrote:
TxLobo wrote:*shrugs

Dad bought me a Model 60 Glenfield from K-Mart back in the 70's.. came with a 4x scope. 40 years later and no surprises from the rifle, I passed it to my son..

Common sense used to be common I guess.

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If posting the video makes just one person double check the chamber on any gun before they pull the trigger, it was worth it. For those of us that had that concept drilled into our heads , it wasn't needed. However, there are too many people shot or killed by an empty weapon....I knew one of them.

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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby puma guy » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:16 pm

WTR wrote:
puma guy wrote:
TxLobo wrote:*shrugs

Dad bought me a Model 60 Glenfield from K-Mart back in the 70's.. came with a 4x scope. 40 years later and no surprises from the rifle, I passed it to my son..

Common sense used to be common I guess.

:thumbs2:


If posting the video makes just one person double check the chamber on any gun before they pull the trigger, it was worth it. For those of us that had that concept drilled into our heads , it wasn't needed. However, there are too many people shot or killed by an empty weapon....I knew one of them.

:thumbs2: :thumbs2: Again, sorry about your friend.
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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby TxLobo » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:30 pm

WTR wrote:
If posting the video makes just one person double check the chamber on any gun before they pull the trigger, it was worth it. For those of us that had that concept drilled into our heads , it wasn't needed. However, there are too many people shot or killed by an empty weapon....I knew one of them.


Condolences... As I got older, I was surprised to find out that my dad's childhood friend had been killed by a .22 to the head and my father was there.. They were playing in a basement area and bumped into a desk, a .22 that was supposed to be empty fell over, discharged and hit Eddie in the head. Eddie was pulling my dad around on skates.

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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby Deltaboy » Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:08 am

Sorry you lost your friend but I owned and used Marlin 60 rifles for over 40 years with no ND issues. :tiphat:
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Re: GLENFIELD/MARLIN 60

Postby ml1209 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:33 pm

I have a 60. Thanks for the safety video.


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