Rifles can be improved by replacing the stock. Here’s how I re-purposed a Marlin 60 rifle.
by RK Campbell
The Marlin 60 .22 caliber rimfire rifle is a part of Americana. Millions have been manufactured and the rifle is considered a workmanlike design that provides yeoman service for hunters and plinkers. As for production I would have underestimated the Marlin 60 as my research revealed over eleven million have been made. As for performance, not long ago Gun Tests magazine (Gun-Tests.com) found a Marlin 795 (an updated version of the Model 60 with a detachable magazine) was the most accurate rifle tested among four modern rifles.
This Marlin is an underrated design in many regards and it doesn’t enjoy the same amount of…
Read more in the May 2019 issue.