Need help ! Marlin model 60

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Powersportgiant, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Powersportgiant

    Powersportgiant New Member

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    I know some people on here are very experienced in gun smithing. My marlin model 60 will not chamber. The bolt carrier will not close when the little "close bolt" button is pushed. Seems to be stuck open. Any suggestions ?
     

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  2. cfraga1978

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    Try pulling the charging handle all the way to the rear then pull the handle out and away from the bolt. Marlin 60 have a manual bolt hold open. To lock it you pull the bolt to the rear and push the charging handle in.

    High angle hell. Death and destruction from above.
     

  3. Powersportgiant

    Powersportgiant New Member

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    Now I'm irritated. I tried everything and could not get it. Your suggestion worked !!! Thanks a million. !!!
     
  4. cfraga1978

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    Your welcome, anytime

    High angle hell. Death and destruction from above.
     
  5. jpattersonnh

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    PSG, Clean that rifle!!!!
     
  6. Powersportgiant

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    Haha. You got that right !! Pulled it out of my dads garage. Prob been in there for 10+ years. It's been cleaned now and shoots great !
     
  7. big shrek

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    :D

    Also, if you tighten the action screws too much, it'll do the same thing.
    Back off the screws 1/4 turn until the LSHO releases properly/action works.
    Just for further reference. :)
     
  8. willfully armed

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    None of the above.

    The ejector pin is bent.

    Usually happens when someone rams a cleaning brush into it.
     
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  9. big shrek

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  10. therewolf

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    Hi Powersportgiant,

    Welcome to the FTF.

    I cleaned my Marlin 60, now I like it better than

    a rifle I paid 3 times as much for. IMO a great

    rifle for any collection...
     
  11. Powersportgiant

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    Thanks for all the help and suggestions. Rifle is functioning flawlessly. And I do agree, a must for the safe. Great shooting little plinker.
     
  12. MidnightExpress

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    Maybe you should have actually read "None of the above" before posting. Post #2 and #3 for example. The manual hold open was the culprit in this case. Happens now and then when a Marlin 60 gets passed on to a new owner without the manual.

    The "pin" you're referring to is the ejector/lifter spring and it can be a pain in the a** if it the leg that serves as the ejector gets bent or knocked out of its groove on the feedthroat. This can lead to cycling issues, prevent the bolt from going into full battery, misfeeds and ejection issues.