Bentz chamber on Marlin 60 barrel?


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bamabluesman
December 23, 2007, 03:15 AM
Since there are no aftermarket barrels for the Marlin 60. Can the factory barrel be modified to achieve a bentz chamber? If so what exactly needs to be done and who should I send it to?

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Jim Watson
December 23, 2007, 12:41 PM
I am not a gunsmith, but I think you would have to cut it off at the breech end, turn a new shank to fit the action, and rechamber with the Benz reamer. Then worry about the tube magazine hangers.

You might ask on RimfireCentral.com

rcmodel
December 23, 2007, 12:43 PM
It can be done by setting the barrel back past the original chamber and re-chambering it.

I believe the Model 60 uses a pinned-in barrel with a slip-fit barrel/receiver joint. That is, it is not threaded to the receiver, or clamped in with bolts like the Ruger 10/22.

As such, it is doubtful you would gain much in the way of accuracy by setting the barrel back, re-chambering it, re-cutting the extractor clearance slots, etc.

When you get done spending big bucks to do it, you will have a Bentz chamber on a loose barrel/receiver joint.

You would probably be money ahead, and get as good accuracy, by spending the money on Match-Grade ammo your rifle shoots well as is.

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