Make me crazy(er)... I have a habit of picking up pretty much every Marlin Model 60 I see at a reasonable price...I just like them better than the popular Ruger 10/22 as a plinker and rabbit gun. They are capacity limited, but who really needs more than 18 rounds for a plinker...it's not like I'm gonna use it for a firefight. Anyway, I was in my favorite pawn shop the other day and the owner called me over. He had a Model 60 that somebody had decided needed to be camo'd...with burlap, rags and strips of some kind of plastic stapled from one end of the stock tothe other and taped (with black electrician's tape) to the barrel. The takedown screws were even buried and my best estimate after getting it apart is that it was last cleaned some time in the 80s...the action was crudded up beyond belief. I offered him $75 out the door (included the $10 to the state for NICS check) and he took it (he's made enough off me over the years, he sometimes lets me have the odd ones for what he has in them). Once I got all the crud off of it...removing probably 100 staples and 1/4 mile of tape...I found it is an old one with the walnut stock, and now has about 200 tiny pinholes all over it. I spent about 2 hours getting all the crud off and out of it and it shoots great...even has a fairly decent low power scope (haven't gotten the paint off of it yet to find out the brand or exact power). Now I just need to get some new pads for the mouse sander and try to bring back the beauty of the walnut. Why do people do silly $#&* to perfectly good guns?