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Old 07-31-2012, 09:37 AM   #21
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Mine is older than me (by only 3 years) its good little gun, easy to keep running, for all kinds of info and tips goto http:/www.rimfirecentral.com
I'll second that, RFC has the BEST Marlin forum on the net...more tech tips and problem solving than anywhere else,
even Marlin Owners ain't as well set up and written in...RFC has the three subsections off the main Marlin, semi-auto (60/795/99/70P/etc),
bolt action (25/80/925/XT22/etc) and Lever actions...hoping they'll one day add a Pump section

You won't even have to post what your problem is, read the sticky's and that'll solve 98% of 'em right there...
the rest are easily found by typing your model number in the Search box, describe the issue, and hit Enter...
then reading the resulting posts...the answer to ALL Marlin problems are right there
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My Marlin 60 is one of my favorite rimfires to use at the range and in the field. It is imperative though that you keep it clean, I mean, deep clean, for good trouble free useage. I guess this is a good idea for all your hardware though. I am keen on the tube feed magazine, hate fumbling with clips if not necessary.
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A helpful tip I've found with all Marlin tube fed .22 rifles, is to take out the brass magazine tube and polish the O.D. it's entire length with some Flitz Metal Polish on a soft cloth. It removes all of the tarnish, and it will slide in and out very easily. I also clean the inside of the magazine tube every so often with a cleaning rod and a .38 caliber pistol mop. A lot of small lead shavings and crap get deposited in it. Especially near the receiver where it receives a lot of blow back from the action cycling on the semi auto models. This isn't a bad procedure to perform on any make or model tubular magazine fed .22 rifle.
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You'll love it!

Got mine for $39 new in 1966. (I think)

You have several years of fun ahead of you.

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Chuckle, you got a deal, think I paid just under $45 for my Marlin 99-M1, also around 1966. Still have it and still shoot it. Mine has not been problem free, but have mangaged to fix its main problem, jamming/stove piping. Feeds and ejects brass like it was new now.

Suspect yours is a model 99 too, but externally it is like a Model 60. Easy to confuse the two.
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It is imperative though that you keep it clean, I mean, deep clean, for good trouble free useage.
I bought a new 60 in 1989. I didn't give it a really good cleaning until 2000. It went 11 years before I needed to clean it. I cleaned it once and didn't clean it again until 2007. Now I have to clean it once a year maybe but that's mostly because I put some Remington ammo in it and it practically ruined it. I finally just had to soak it in cleaner and blow it out several times and now it's back to working all the time. I've probably put at least 150,000 rounds through that rifle and I've had very little trouble from it. The worst problem I had I caused by bending the ejector wire.

I bought a new 60SS in 2009 also. It has been just as good as the old one and it's more accurate than the old one ever was.

Some people have some problems but I've not seen very many. I've been shooting these rifles since the middle 60's. I learned to shoot a rifle with a 60. I still love them.
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I'm currently shooting 2 of them. A standard Model 60 from the 80's, and a newer 50th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Model, with a checkered Walnut Stock, nice rubber butt pad, gold trigger, and special serial numbers. What I find amazing about this gun is the fact Marlin has made and sold over 11 MILLION of them! If you think about that for a minute, it amounts to over 602 rifles a day, 7 days a week, for 50 years! Some places like Davidson's still have the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Models still avaliable, and they really aren't that much more money for a much nicer looking gun.
Those are really great looking rifles you should be happy to have them. +1 for the M60 I have one and love it I have found that it will have some trouble cycling hollow points rounds though anyone else experience this?
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Those are really great looking rifles you should be happy to have them. +1 for the M60 I have one and love it I have found that it will have some trouble cycling hollow points rounds though anyone else experience this?
Thanks. The Standard Model 60 I've had since the early 80's. The Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition I picked up just a few months ago. Both thus far have fed hollow point ammo without a hitch. Mostly I run Federal Bulk Pack 550 Copper Plated Hollow points. They run clean for me, and believe it or not, tend to be the most accurate. I can shoot some small groups off a rest with that big Tru-Glow cranked to 24X.
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Worst headache is folks accidently bending the ejector spring...in which case, you take a NICKEL,
and it should lie one nickel towards the center of the feed ramp, and one nickel HIGH...that's it.
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Thanks. The Standard Model 60 I've had since the early 80's. The Deluxe 50th Anniversary Edition I picked up just a few months ago. Both thus far have fed hollow point ammo without a hitch. Mostly I run Federal Bulk Pack 550 Copper Plated Hollow points. They run clean for me, and believe it or not, tend to be the most accurate. I can shoot some small groups off a rest with that big Tru-Glow cranked to 24X.
That's interesting I bought a bulk pack of winchester copper plated hollow points before I went out to the range and no exaggeration one out of three would get caught on the receiver and it would be a bitch to clear...could this have to do with the spring that pushes the bolt forward (recoil spring?)
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That's interesting I bought a bulk pack of winchester copper plated hollow points before I went out to the range and no exaggeration one out of three would get caught on the receiver and it would be a bitch to clear...could this have to do with the spring that pushes the bolt forward (recoil spring?)
Might have more to do with a metal burr on the bolt or rails it slides on...

Field strip...leave bolt in...take a Qtip or cotton ball and gently wipe along the rails & bolt...
it will QUICKLY show if you have any rough spots or serious burrs to sand/stone off...
Also wouldn't hurt to run some 600 grit on the rail tops just to smooth it out anyway, same with the bottom & sides of the bolt...
and also the inside of the action housing to get rid of paint overspray (Krylon Flat Black over Aluminium Alloy receiver)

Also pay particular attention to the divots on each side of the barrel inside of the action...if they get gunky, causes all kindsa out-of-battery issues...
dental pick or a toothpick can get in there and clean it out real well

If your recoil spring is BENT badly, consider replacements from J&P Springs....
they make an Inexpensive kit for the Marlin 60 & 795 that works WONDERS!!
https://www.jnpgunsprings.com/product_info.php?products_id=221
Kit also fits all of the 70/70P/99-series/989/995's and a few others
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