Brownells photographer Kendall K is back on Sunday Gunday with his Marlin Model 60! “This was my grandpa’s squirrel rifle. I remember him going hunting and bringing home squirrels and rabbits. My Grandma wouldn’t clean them for him, but she sure cooked them. This gun was passed on to my father, and when he passed away, I inherited it. The Marlin Model 60 is a semi-automatic .22 rifle, with a long tubular magazine that holds 17 rounds. Marlin has made this rifle since 1960, and it’s one of the most successful .22 rifles ever built (more than 11 million). It’s inexpensive, but with its wood Monte Carlo stock, modern cross-bolt safety, and inherently accurate micro-groove rifling, it has features shooters like. Although I have not shot this rifle a lot, it has a special place in my safe.”
Manufactured by Mauser in Oberndorf, Germany c.1896-1920′s. 7,63x25mm Mauser 10-round internal box magazine reloaded with stripper clips, short recoil semi-automatic, cut for a removable sock that doubles as a holster. Pretty pretty German handguns.
Manufactured in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country by Beistegui Hermanos. 7,63x25mm Mauser 20-round detachable box magazine,
full automatic, air cooling fins. So many copies of the C96 were made, Astra made a Schnellfeuer variant even before the official one came out. This one is yet another variation with a fire rate regulating thingamajig.