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    I, like Peacemaker40, owned the Glenfield version. I bought it new in Anchorage in 1978, and passed it on to my youngest son a few years ago. It was, and still is, crazy accurate from first, cold-barrel shot to the last, end-of-the-day shot. Both my oldest son, who had 20/10 vision at the time, and I could dance around the 10 ring at 100 yards, all day long. Not one single, solitary problem with the rifle, either.

    I had to replace the original seven shot magazine about three years ago (broken spring), but they're readily available from MidwayUSA.

    You will never find a better .22 caliber rifle purchase at $60, anywhere.
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    Marlin rifles are great quality at an affordable price, IMO. I'm not sure how many I've had over the years, but they've been great. I did have a feeding problem with a .357 lever action years ago, but a friend I sold it to sent it back to Marlin and they fixed it for free, even though he wasn't the original buyer. It's now his favorite rifle. Many people complain about the new lever actions, but the old ones are outstanding and I believe they'll make good on any new gun with problems. The .22 bolt actions are pretty much without issue, I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark38090 View Post
    I've got a model 25 that I got for Christmas when I was 12, I'm 51 now. I'd bet it's got close to 15000 rounds through it and never had a single issue. $60 is an absolute steal.
    Thanks, I appreciate your comment. As long as it cycles ammo and there is no large cracks in the stock, I'm pretty sure I'll be buying it :-) Really looking forward to testing it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rollin thunder View Post
    You didn't want our approval, you just wanted to be enabled.

    Where's the pics?
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    When I get it and test it out, I'll take pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrucksNCoffee View Post
    I, like Peacemaker40, owned the Glenfield version. I bought it new in Anchorage in 1978, and passed it on to my youngest son a few years ago. It was, and still is, crazy accurate from first, cold-barrel shot to the last, end-of-the-day shot. Both my oldest son, who had 20/10 vision at the time, and I could dance around the 10 ring at 100 yards, all day long. Not one single, solitary problem with the rifle, either.

    I had to replace the original seven shot magazine about three years ago (broken spring), but they're readily available from MidwayUSA.

    You will never find a better .22 caliber rifle purchase at $60, anywhere.
    Thanks, I appreciate your comment.
    RYRYRYRY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rossi View Post
    Marlin rifles are great quality at an affordable price, IMO. I'm not sure how many I've had over the years, but they've been great. I did have a feeding problem with a .357 lever action years ago, but a friend I sold it to sent it back to Marlin and they fixed it for free, even though he wasn't the original buyer. It's now his favorite rifle. Many people complain about the new lever actions, but the old ones are outstanding and I believe they'll make good on any new gun with problems. The .22 bolt actions are pretty much without issue, I believe.
    Thank You, good to hear.
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    Congrats on the new rifle!
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    That is a steel steal. Congrats.
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    I bet it was at least 15 years ago, maybe even a bit more and i was a brand new member of Palm Bay Rifle and Pistol club and was walking up to my first monthly club swap meet. An older member was walking up holding a remington nylon 66 i great shape and told me he wanted $65. the gun swapped hands and and i figure it as one of the best gun buys i have ever made. During the Nuylon 66 craze some years ago i was tempted to take a nice profit for it but am so glad i didn't. Out shoots me, never changes POI, and the only care it asks for is to wipe the barrel with an oily rag before i put it away.
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    I have owed a 336 since 1975, it has always gone bang when I pulled the trigger.
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