Marlin recently released a 150th Anniversary edition of their famous .22 rifle, the Model 60. This is one of the most popular rifles the world has ever seen and for good reason. It’s incredibly accurate, reliable, and simple to operate.
The 150th Anniversary edition of the Model 60 features adjustable standard sights, and the receiver is grooved in case you want to add a scope mount. It has a beautiful, black American walnut stock with a special 150th-anniversary medallion to signify the occasion. The pad on the buttstock absorbs a lot of the felt recoil, so shooting is a very comfortable experience.
The semi-automatic Model 60 holds 14+1 rounds in a tubular magazine, features an auto-loader for user convenience, and includes side ejection ports. It has a stainless steel barrel with Micro-Groove rifling on the inside that features a 1:16 twist rate. There is also a cross-bolt safety, and the signature Marlin last shot hold-open is included on the manual bolt.
Like the original Model 60, the stainless steel barrel on the 150th Anniversary edition is 19”, which brings the overall length to 37.5”. It's shockingly light for a rimfire rifle, weighing just five lbs eight oz. How much you’ll spend on this special edition Marlin depends on where you shop, but most retailers sell them at a very affordable price between $350-$500.
There’s no doubt—the Marlin Model 60 has held its place as one of the world’s most popular .22 rimfire rifles. Over the past sixty years, millions of shooters have enjoyed its accuracy, reliability, and simple design that’s perfect for small game and varmint shooting, as well as recreational use. If you’re a fan of Marlin rimfire rifles, or if you’re just looking for an excellent way to exercise your second amendment rights, picking up this rifle is a no-brainer.
Richard Douglas writes on firearms, defense, and security issues. He is the founder and editor of Scopes Field, and a columnist at The National Interest, 1945, Daily Caller, and other publications.
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