Model 60 Piece of ?


March 12, 2008, 04:40 PM
Piece of what...?


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March 12, 2008, 04:49 PM

I bought a 60. It was on sale.

I subsequently sold my standard model 10/22, which was a POS with lousy accuracy and poor reliability, for more than I paid for the Marlin brand new. I put a scope on the Marlin. From what I can tell, it will shoot as well as a 10/22T, for a fraction of the money.

March 12, 2008, 04:57 PM
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I have a model 60 and it shoots 20-30 rds fine and then begins to jam. Today I tried CCI, Remington, and Federal ammo and all jammed. What is the deal any ideas? I have cleaned this thing good and still it jams.

I am about ready to buy a 10/22 and get rid of this thing.

March 12, 2008, 05:00 PM
Is it new?

Call Marlin; they'll make it right.

March 12, 2008, 05:13 PM
Try thoroughly cleaning it, lubricate with a spray teflon dry lube, not oil, and use good ammo such as CCI. Avoid the bulk pack stuff.

March 12, 2008, 05:26 PM
It is not new. It used to shoot okay for about the first 1000rds or so. I clean it after every session. But the last couple times it has done this. All of the ammo I shot today is probably over 2yrs old do you think that would be a problem?

El Tejon
March 12, 2008, 05:29 PM
When you clean it, do you take it apart? Sludge on top of bolt, IME, fouls a lot of Marlin 60s (which are shot a bunch, but rarely cleaned).

March 12, 2008, 05:35 PM
I have an old one with about 5000 rounds through it. I got it when I was 12, and haven't shot it in probably 10 years due to it hanging for various reasons every 3-5 rounds the last time I did try to shoot it. What is the most common part that may have worn out for this rifle?

March 12, 2008, 05:50 PM
Really nothing is likely worn after 5000 rounds, pull it completely apart, clean and polish anything that looks like it can be polished. It will likely shoot better than when it was new. I had the exact same problems with mine (Grandfather gave it to me when I was seven) shot it all the way up through my teen years until it became completely unreliable.

Try here for more information, they should have more than you can handle.

March 12, 2008, 05:52 PM
History; as the best , most accurate, most fun and cheapest, plus most reliable, out of the box semi ever made, which is so accurate, it is more accurate than MOST bolt action 22's out there.

March 12, 2008, 05:56 PM
slchvac: yours is dirty. thoroughly clean it, especially the chamber face, and the grooves around it, then lightly lube it. good to go...

March 12, 2008, 05:56 PM
I've had a couple of Marlin 60s for about 25 years. After about 15 years, they both turned into "jammomatics." I thoroughly stripped and cleaned them both, taking care to remove (actually scraping in some places, including the top of the bolt) the horrid carbon deposits left from over a decade of cheap rimfire ammo. Now, both work perfectly and are very accurate, too. I wish I owned something else so nice that required maintenance only every 15 years.

March 12, 2008, 06:01 PM
Good thorough cleaning is all my marlins have ever required to get working again. The only piece I have ever replaced is the buffer. Few bucks and simple to do.

March 12, 2008, 06:02 PM
I am going to pull it apart tonite and clean it again. I will clean the s@#t out of it and see what it does. I hope that is the problem. I haven't shot it in some time.

Savage Shooter
March 12, 2008, 06:20 PM
I had the same problem with mine after I had it a couple of years and a few thousand rounds. It is old, one of the earliest made I took it to one of my dads friends who is a gun nut like me could be a gunsmith if he wanted he asked me what was wrong I told him and he proceded to take the barrel and action out of the stock and got a can of ether like they use to start deisel engines and sprayed it out really good while working the bolt. It was like like magic years of crud and gunk just melted off the gun. He then oiled it really good because he said the ether stripped the metal clean and that it would rust if it wasn't oiled really good have shot hundred of rounds since and haven't had a problem yet. He said do this every thousand rounds or whenever It feals gummy.
hope this helps

March 12, 2008, 06:24 PM
2 years old is "new" -- sorry I wasn't clear. New enough for warranty work, anyway. I meant, "as opposed to 35 years old". Some companies will fix 35-year-old guns for free, depending on the problem, but I sure don't expect a free fix in that case.

Sounds like a good cleaning might be in order, though, before calling Marlin.

March 12, 2008, 06:40 PM
I've probably put over 100,000 rounds or more on my 60, had the gun since the early 80's, was a Christmas gift from my Dad... Tore it down twice to clean the gunk from rim fire and another time to change the buffer, it still shoots like a champ, rarely does it jam .. I even bought my son one. Great gun.

March 12, 2008, 07:28 PM
As soon as I can find a good rear sight for this rifle, I plan to buy one. Anybody know of a good one that does not require drilling holes?

32 Magnum
March 12, 2008, 07:51 PM
I bought a used one about 8 years ago - it was FILTHY inside. Took it apart and cleaned it with gun blaster then relubed. Put it into a "Dragunov" type synthetic stock and mounted a Simmons 3-9x32 variable scope on it. It is the most accurate .22 rifle I've ever shot - but it needs to be CLEANED (as everyone else has said) often. I clean mine after every range session. I have made head shots on ground hogs at over 125 yards with mine. It seems to prefer the heavier (40 grain) high velocity ammo, like the Remmington Thunderbolts. The micro-groove rifling needs a good cleaning now and then with bore solvent. All in all, not a bad $65 investment and thousands of rounds and hundreds of hours of fun.*FH5SS5vSxC34gTQFSJ134COtdv4xQp5Fd3Ig=_l.jpg

March 12, 2008, 07:56 PM
My wife loved mine so much that it is now hers. I need to see about buying me another one.

March 12, 2008, 08:11 PM
I bought mine and it was jamming from within the first 10 rounds. Put it in the safe and have not dealt with it since.

March 12, 2008, 08:48 PM
Keeping the action clean is key, although I have never cleaned the bore of mine. It still shoots scary accurate for a semi. Many mountain grouse feeling safe and sound at 50 yards have lost their heads. Also, does anyone know if there is a better trigger for a 60? mtmuley

March 12, 2008, 09:50 PM
I have an old Glenfield that sat in the bottom of a golf bag for about 20 years.:( Such a shame to treat a firearm like this. It was given to me a couple years ago by my sister that cannot have a gun in her home at this time. I was apalled by the condition of this firearm that I took on a frog hunt about 40 years ago, and missed just once out of about 50 rounds. I haven't shot it yet, but am afraid I will not have the same good luck I had all those years ago. But I doubt I'll have the patience to nurse it back to it's proper self, if it is tired of life.

March 13, 2008, 01:07 AM
the only parts that usually wear out on this, is the buffer, and the feed throat assy. if anyones is having trouble feeding, you may need a new feed throat. Cal marlin or egunparts, and have your serial number with you, they will need that.

March 13, 2008, 01:18 AM
I bought mine and it was jamming from within the first 10 rounds. Put it in the safe and have not dealt with it since.

Call Marlin. They will take care of it.

chris in va
March 13, 2008, 02:07 AM
I had one, my very first gun. POS, wouldn't feed more than 6 rounds before jamming. Traded it at a pawn shop for a 410.

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