The receiver was milled with a window on the side for ejection and a round window in the rear for bolt travel (instead of one big slot cut all the way through), leaving the rear sidewall of the receiver intact, resulting in a somewhat more solid, and stronger, receiver block.
A while back I had the opportunity to go hog hunting with some friends, and I got the chance to use a special Marlin 336 in .35 Remington to shoot a pig with (this rifle was a gift from a good friend, who knows how much I like both the .35 Remington and the Marlin 336).
Claims were made that Micro-Groove rifling produced better accuracy because it distorted the bullet less, but I have never been able to tell any significant difference in the accuracy between Ballard rifling and Micro-Groove rifling in my own group shooting.
The Model 60 is well-suited for small-game hunting and vermin control, as well as for serious and low-cost target practice while preparing for hunting with larger rifles.
The relatively large ammunition capacity is adequate for casual recreational target shooting ("plinking"), plus the low price and ease of handling makes it well-suited as a first rifle by young hunters just learning to use a semi-automatic rifle. Number built: over 11 million, 1960 - present Variants: 60, 60C, 60DL, 60S-CF, 60SB, 60SS, 60SSK, 60SSBL, 600Marlin year of manufacture maybe determined from the following list of letter/numeral prefixs to the serial number; this coding only applies to serialized rifles: 1946-C 1947-D 1948-E 1949-F 1950-G 1951-H 1952-J 1953-K 1954-L 1955-M 1956-N 1957-P 1958-R 1959-S 1960 (August)-1961-U 1961 (August)-1962-V 1963-W 1964-Y,-Z 1965-AA 1966-AB 1967-AC 1968-AD, -68 1969-69 1970-70 1971-71 1972-72 Starting in 1973, the year of manufacture maybe determined by subtracting the first two digits of the serial number from 100: From 1962 thru 1968 most Marlins rimfire rifles used a two letter date code that was stamped on the barrel.
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Most American shooters know that Marlin has been around for quite a while, and that they have been making excellent leverguns for many years, but may not realize all the twists and turns in the trail that has made Marlin what it is today.
an explosive varmint load, but more destructive than some meat hunters care for). Rockwell became president of the new Marlin Arms Corporation, and in 1916 re-named it the Marlin Rockwell Corporation, which went on to become one of the largest machine gun manufacturers in the world.
In 1910, John Barlow retired from his post leading the Ideal Reloading Tool Company, and Marlin bought Ideal, makers of the respected Ideal bullet moulds (Marlin also took over publication of the Ideal Handbooks, which they had been contributing to previously). As World War I ended, business faltered, and Marlin began to divest itself of the various other businesses that it had acquired during the war years (including the manufacture of ball bearings, roller bearings, radiators, automobiles, wire, bombs and high explosive projectiles).
Marlin Model 60 Caliber: 22 Long Rifle only Model 60 Capacity: 14-shot tubular magazine with patented closure system Action: Autoloading, semi automatic side ejection; manual and automatic "last-shot" bolt hold-opens; receiver top has serrrated, non-glare finish; cross-bolt safety; steel charging handle. This date code is different than the one already listed, as Marlin rimfire rifles did not have a serial numbers until required to by Law after 1968.
Stock: Monte Carlo walnut-finished laminated hardwood; full pistol grip. The first letter of the date code represented the month of manufacture while the second letter indicated the year.
In the past, the company made shotguns, derringers and revolvers.
Marlin owned the firearm manufacturer H&R Firearms.
Along about 1997 or so, Micro-Groove rifling was dropped from the big-bore 336s and 1894s, and Marlin returned to 6-groove "Ballard" rifling for these guns.