Marlin Model 60 Reliablity Issue

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Jeehs, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. Jeehs

    Jeehs New Member

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    I got a Marlin model 60 ( which is called ''The most popular .22 rifle in the world.) for my 14th B-day. I have used it for about a month and probbaly shot around 200 rounds with it. One day I took it out to plink some cans, It was sorta chilly but not overall cold. After about 5 shots it Jammed..... After I unjammed it and checked it, I shot a few more shots and it jammed again. Cleared it yet again went home and let it cool, Cleaned it oiled the action. Went plinkin again, 7 shots it jammed.... So now Im just (for lack of a better word) Pissed at its un-reliablity. I may have just gotten a defect, But if anyone knows anything to help keep it from jamming, It'd help alot. If more info is needed just ask.

    Thank you,
    Josh
     
  2. 270 win

    270 win New Member

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    depending on how chilly it is, the oil could be gumming up. otherwise, pull it apart and clean everything on it.
     

  3. Jeehs

    Jeehs New Member

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    It was about 55 degrees, Maybe 50 with the wind gusting. I oiled it with Remington Gun Oil, and I forgot to mention that I cleaned it 2 days before It started jamming. and it was perfect before that....
     
  4. 270 win

    270 win New Member

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    maybe try not using as much oil on the action and see if that helps.
     
  5. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    Define "cleaned it"...

    1) Have you been dry-firing the gun at all? (Pulling the trigger when the chamber is empty.)

    2) Did you disassemble the gun to clean it, or just clean the inside of the barrel?
     
  6. Jeehs

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    No I havent dry fired it, and I justy cleaned the barrel, and re-oiled the chamber with a small amount of oil, Just enough to let it slide smoothly.
     
  7. Highpower

    Highpower New Member

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    OK then. In that case - you probably should remove the action from the stock and then give the bottom of the action (feed assy & trigger) a good cleaning. Lots of powder residue can build up down there and gum up the works. Get a can of "Gun Scrubber" (spray can) and flush everything out real well. (Walmart carries it.) A Q-tip works well for scrubbing away any chunky bits. You might want to run a patch through the magazine tube as well to make sure it is clean as well.

    Best of luck. :)
     
  8. Jeehs

    Jeehs New Member

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    Ill try it, Thanks for the help.
     
  9. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    This is a great walk through on proper cleaning.
    Marlin Model 60 Disassembly
    Cheap bulk ammo tends to gum them up quick. Winchester wildcats, Aguila Eley primed subsonic and hyper velosity, as well as CCI (all) in .22lr shoot extremely well and don't gum up the action.
     
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  10. flyingbrickracing

    flyingbrickracing New Member

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    Do what Highpower said and it should take care of your problem.
    It is what I do with my 60 damn near to the letter after 250 300 rnds,also go easy with the oil as it can trap and hold the dirt and residue.
    Good luck!