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Old 11-22-2020, 01:05 AM
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More unfortunate losses in that boating accident...

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Brought home my latest Marlin yesterday - a late-model 60SS laminate stock.

It would have nicely accompanied the other Marlins that were lost in that tragic accident:

(3) 99M1's - 2 with original rear sights
1 - 989M2
(2) 39A - 1947 and 1955
(2) 70P, includes 1 DU model
1 Model 60 Alamo Anniversary edition
(2) 75C carbines
(2) 60's in ATI stocks
1 - 995
1 - 99 Deluxe
(2) Golden 65's
1 - 60 modified to load from a box magazine
1 - Western Auto Supply Revelation Model 120
2 or 3 more Model 60 parts rifles

And that's just the 22LR's. There's Magnum and centerfire stuff at the bottom of that lake too!
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Old 11-22-2020, 07:53 AM
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I gave my very nice example of the 99m to my exwife. She loves it.

We were still together at the time. When I brought it home I explained how I had wanted one for over 40 years and now I had a nice one. Her response?

"You might want to keep looking because that one is mine!"

Having tried to get her into shooting many times so I was happy to give it to her. Like many women she is a pretty natural shooter. Almost to a person I have found it easier to teach a woman to shoot than most men. Why.

Attention to detail.

Listens to instruction and follows up.

Most of all they do not let their egos get in the way! I was trying to teach one very competitive middle aged male to shoot. He not only tried to out shoot me (I had been shooting, a lot, for 35 years at the time) but he even argued with me about which finger to use on the TRIGGER! As far as I know that was the first and last time he ever shot a gun!
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"Bandit" - from what I'm reading in these posts it seems that anytime you can get a 795, model 70, or model 60 for $200 you'd be CRAZY not to do it. Seems that between Marlin, Remington, and Ruger ALL trying to be cooks - the kitchen is a messed-up place to be. I'll say it again: $200 is a good price; better buy it.
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Old 12-21-2020, 08:23 AM
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Just picked this up last week, it came with a scope, but the rear sight was missing.
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Old 12-23-2020, 08:45 AM

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Here's mine. 989M2 and 99M1. For some reason my 989 pic won't upload. Keeps have an error. Oh well.

Great looking rifles and lists of rifles!
I'm always on the lookout for a 57 and a Crown Prince. Definitely jealous of some of the other rifles!

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