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Circa 2007 (pre remlin) Marlin 925. Replaced the 7 round magazine with a 10 rounder and a cheap scope. Really like these thick barrels. Not really a 10/22 guy.

 
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Nice. I bought three of those in 2006, one for each of my boys. I gave each one for Christmas on their 10th birthday.

Where did you get the 10 round mags?



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That's great. Wish my dad had done that. I already had a half dozen mags for a papoose I picked up a few years ago. I'm assuming they aren't as cheap now.
 
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After your post, I looked around and I'm seeing them from $13-$15, so it isn't too bad. I should pick up a few for stocking stuffers.

Its funny how I came to the decision to go the Marlin route. When I was young, a 336C was my first rifle, so I always had a Marlin soft spot. When my oldest son was about 9yo, we were out at the dirt lot. A friend of mine and I were sighting in a centerfire rifle, and my son and his friend had my 10/22. I looked over after hearing what sounded like automatic fire, and saw one of them mag dumping while the other was loading mags like it was the Alamo.

That is when I decided I wanted my sons to be riflemen first and foremost. I purposely didn't want to get them a bullet-hose for their first gun. I think the Connecticut 925s have a classic 22 look in an age where there aren't many 22s made that way anymore. Nearly full-size with blued steel on wood makes for a keepsake that can be appreciated 100 years from now.



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I have a Glenfield 25 that is very similar to that...only difference I can see from the pic is that my magazine is contoured a bit differently. Not sure exactly how old it is...I'd guess 70s or 80s. It's got the JM stamp on the barrel.

My wife calls it the "rug gun", because I bought it back in my younger and stupider days. We had been married a little over a year. She wanted to buy a rug for $100, and I told her we didn't have the money for that. Then the next day, I was at the LGS, and saw the thing listed for $119. Counter guy told me I could have it for $90, so it went home with me. She's since forgiven me (it took a few years, lol) but she's never let me live it down.

My kids and I have had endless hours of fun with that rifle, and it's the gun I taught them all to shoot on. Like you, I didn't want to hand them a bullet hose as their first gun, and that strategy has worked out well. You can't go wrong with a Marlin.
 
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