Marlin Model 60 feed issues

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by rferguson61, Dec 4, 2012.

  1. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    I just picked up a model 60 from a pawn shop "as-is" It has problems feeding and supposedly ejecting. I haven't had time to tear it down or shoot it. Has anyone had similar issues or any thoughts what it might be?

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  2. Marlinman

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    Usually tear one down and clean all the powder residue out of the follower and it will solve the feeding problem. The ejection problem is probably the ejection spring
     

  3. rferguson61

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    Awesome thanks for the input. Planning on doing this soon when i get a day off.
     
  4. Marlinman

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    Your welcome
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Couple cans of carb and throttle body cleaner, couple cans of lube.

    No one ever cleans their .22's. They're always such a mess. It seems many just buy them, shoot then till they malfunction, then say "I'm gonna sell this worthless piece of junk", and take it to a pawn shop, let a $200 rifle go for $75.

    If I wanted to make money trading guns, I would concentrate on .22's. Buy 'em cheap, sell them cheap, and still turn a profit.
     
  6. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    That's my thought on this one. I spent $50 on it ill fix it, shoot it a while, sell it for $100-$125
     
  7. trip286

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    And the great thing is, they really rarely need anything more than a good cleansing. Just like a colon.

    Tourette's....
     
  8. mrt8110

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    Marlin Model 60 feed iss

    Marlinman is right on!:) Cliff
     
  9. orangello

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    If you have difficulty cycling rounds manually, it may be the lil plastic recoil buffer has been battered to crap by too many "hyper velocity" rounds. The part is cheap and there are some decent youtube videos about swapping it out. Happened to mine after my nephews "borrowed" it when i was living out-of-state.
     
  10. zeke73

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    Well this is a perfect spot to start! I do have a marlin 60 with feed issue's. I cleaned the crap out of it, not a spot of residue left in or on it and it was bad so put it all back together and nope still won't cycle all the rounds. If the shell is in the chamber it will not pick it up so the left extactor looked alittle worn so I replaced that I can't see what it's doing with dummy rounds cause it will cycle fine slow or as fast as I can open and close it but when I shoot it will jam. I wish it would do it when I manualy cycle it with my dummy's but don't and I learned the hard way with live rounds (getting brass dug out of an eye will teach you that u are an idiot)! Try'd 3 different brands still does it so now what? I could replace the ejection spring and possibly the recoil buffer does look alittle beat up but it cycles fine manually. Any input will help cause as you all said most of the time a good cleaning solves most issues.
     
  11. Marlinman

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    Replace the buffer and the action springs then
     
  12. zeke73

    zeke73 New Member

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    thanks I will! I just read on another thread about the springs makes sence they can look good but are weak over time.
     
  13. Marlinman

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    Yep. That's why I said replace em earlier in the thread. I can also tell you how to do a cheap trigger job on it that's extremely easy to do yourself
     
  14. zeke73

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    That would be appreciated! I would think more than just me would be interested in that one. And since it's already apart it would be a good time to try it. Thanks
     
  15. Marlinman

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    Pull the trigger return spring out and replace it w a good thick ink pen spring. Then take a ball off a dog tag chain amd put it in the hole on the bottom side of the sear then put the spring back in on top of it and reassemble it. Most people on here already knows that trick already. There's actually a thread/sticky on it.
     
  16. zeke73

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    Cool! Thank you! I did not know that one and will be trying it. Really appreciate your time!
     
  17. Marlinman

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    No problem mon ami
     
  18. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    So im ordering the parts today...do i need to replace the buffer pin clips? Also...and i know this is a long shot...but would a missing takedown screw cause feed issues?
     
  19. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Yes it can
     
  20. rferguson61

    rferguson61 New Member

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    Alright maybe that's it then. I assume i should just replace the buffer anyways tho right?