Glenfield mod 60


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salvador31c
May 11, 2013, 04:08 PM
Hey guys I need some help determining what parts I need. I just picked up a Glenfield Model 60 rifle for $25. Its in great shape some sort of squirrel pattern. Ive never used a tube fed rifle so I don't know what's missing. Any help is appreciated.

http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz236/salvador31c/IMG_20130511_122239.jpg
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19-3Ben
May 11, 2013, 04:18 PM
This piece. (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/836115/marlin-magazine-tube-inside-complete-marlin-60-99c-990)

CarolinaKat
May 11, 2013, 04:25 PM
You need the magazine tube with follower attached. I just bought a new Marlin 60 and in the manual that is one part called "magazine tube, inside complete" with Marlin part number 507922.

Not sure when your gun was made and whether it's changed but that's the current part.

Brownells sells them for $27.48. http://www.brownells.com/magazines/rifle-magazines/magazine-parts/magazine-extenders-amp-tubes/magazine-tube-assembly-inner-type-a-17-15-16--prod8693.aspx

TCB in TN
May 11, 2013, 08:00 PM
Very nice score! Even with buying a new tube, you got a good deal.

WALKERs210
May 11, 2013, 08:38 PM
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturers/MarlinGlenfield-33379/Rifles-37333/60OldStyle-38998.htm
Link to Numrich gun parts. This link is to the Model 60 older style, should have anything you need. The 60 is a great little gun.

Deltaboy
May 11, 2013, 08:40 PM
Great buy for 25 bucks.

jmr40
May 11, 2013, 08:44 PM
I got one for Christmas, about 1969-1970 IIRC, that had the squirrel design stamped in the stock.

StretchNM
May 11, 2013, 08:50 PM
I've had a model 60 for so long I can;t remember when or where I got it. At $25 it's not a steal, but armed robbery! Good eye! (((:D)))

Elkins45
May 11, 2013, 09:08 PM
I had one with the squirrel stock that was a Christmas present from my folks in the late 70's. Unfortunately some SOB stole in (along with most of the other valuable stuff I owned) in the early 90's.

jim in Anchorage
May 11, 2013, 09:53 PM
I got one for Christmas, about 1969-1970 IIRC, that had the squirrel design stamped in the stock.
I bought one in the same time frame at K mart, $33 with scope. First gun. Horrible it would jam and jam again. Yes I remember the squirrel. I also remember envying my friends with single shots because they would be shooting and I was clearing jams.
I truly hated that gun.

Hardtarget
May 12, 2013, 12:26 AM
You are going to have some fun shooting that little rifle! My wife has her dad's and it is a shooter. We all like plinking the row of tin cans (or pine cones or walnuts) with it. You're going to love it!

Mark

salvador31c
May 13, 2013, 11:49 AM
Thanks for the help everyone. It has a serial number starting with 72xxxx from what I read this means it was produced in '72.

I took it out on Sunday & played with it as a single shot by dropping a shell in the magazine tube. It shoots pretty nice so I ordered a inner magazine tube from Numrich this morning for about $35. I've always wanted a tube fed 22lr for some reason & now I have one.

offthepaper
May 13, 2013, 09:05 PM
Horrible it would jam and jam again. Yes I remember the squirrel. I also remember envying my friends with single shots because they would be shooting and I was clearing jams.
I truly hated that gun.

I have the same rifle w/ squirrel stock. I also have it's twin, the Marlin 60, same rifle. I have shot thousands of rounds through both and couldn't tell you the last time either was cleaned, but I 've never had a problem with either. Both are quite well worn, Yours may have still been "breaking in". The Model 60 is a fantastic 22lr rifle that is surprisin gly accurate right out of the box.

captmoto
May 13, 2013, 09:14 PM
For you guys that are familiar, I have one that after a while fails to eject. It's intermittent and with all ammo. I have another identical Marlin that runs clean all the time. Is there somewhere to start to trouble shoot this fun little gun? I have cleaned and lubed numerous times and still hangs up on eject.

Doc7
May 13, 2013, 09:29 PM
Sweet! Welcome to Marlin ownership! I love my 60

Deltaboy
May 13, 2013, 10:35 PM
Get a tube and have fun.

Tomcat47
May 13, 2013, 10:55 PM
Good Deal, They love good ammo like CCI Stingers! Get you a tube and keep it clean. They are great fun guns!

Give us a side view .... we need to see the squirrel! ....:D

salvador31c
May 13, 2013, 11:19 PM
http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz236/salvador31c/IMG_20130513_200956.jpg
Any tips on removing that little bit of white paint scruff?
http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz236/salvador31c/IMG_20130513_201244.jpg

jim in Anchorage
May 13, 2013, 11:50 PM
The squirrel on mine was on the grip, not the forend.

shiftyer1
May 13, 2013, 11:54 PM
Mine is also, and so is his i'd guess. His picture is of the paint scuff not the squirrel......i think:)

ottsixx
May 14, 2013, 12:39 AM
looks like all you need is the magazine tube from what I can see and a buddy of mine just bought one of those rifles a couple weeks back for a 150 bucks and its a pretty good shootin ol 22 rifle.

Still Shooting
May 14, 2013, 06:00 AM
Try GENTLY rubbing the paint scuff with a piece of #0000 steel wool. If it's just on the surface, you should be able to remove it without taking off all of the original finish, and the #0000 is fine enough that it will leave a satin surface on the original finish. After removing, put a little good paste wax on the area and rub it out.

bigdaa
May 14, 2013, 09:31 AM
That era Model 60 was so accurate in my estimation and it's worth keeping in good shape and getting the new ammo tube for it.

That's a great score, Sal. Mine was so accurate, it made me look like an absolute ace at any range I showed up at. I never had a straighter shooting 22 in my life ore ever shot one for that matter.

Yours has the metal trigger and there is something about the action in it that has it all over the newer "cheapened" versions. I have one of those cheapened versions and my buddy across the street has my beloved 70's gun.

All I know is once that sight is tapped into place and adjusted for elevation, anything within a hundred yards you can dot the i on.

salvador31c
May 14, 2013, 10:12 AM
I have the tube on order and I'll try to wipe that paint scruff off. The squirrel is located on the grip guys, sorry if the picture is confusing.

It certainly is a graceful looking lil 22lr. Maybe I'll even try my hand at ground squirrel hunting in the desert or tree squirrels later this year.

bigdaa
May 14, 2013, 10:15 AM
I have the tube on order and I'll try to wipe that paint scruff off. The squirrel is located on the grip guys, sorry if the picture is confusing.

It certainly is a graceful looking lil 22lr. Maybe I'll even try my hand at ground squirrel hunting in the desert or tree squirrels later this year.
I know that gun very, very well, Sal.

I know you are going to get a kick and a grin out of it.

mach1.3
May 14, 2013, 02:14 PM
Good buy Sal. The stock is worth more than $25.
This is a list of things I'd do before shooting this rifle.
1. Take the barrel/action assembly out from the stock. Clean and check bore
2. Remove the action assembly from the barrel and receiver.
3. Check the recoil buffer and make sure it's intact.
4. Hopefully the inner mag tube is the correct length there are several sizes.
5. I have a Glenfield Marlin Model 60 from 1975 but no barrel band.

If you hit a snag go to rimfirecentral.com. THR.org is also a great site. There is a section set aside for the Marlin 60. Check it out--the stickies are great references for all problems relating to the M60. This rifle will really shoot and shoot accurately. Keep it clean but only lightly lubed and it will work great. There are several sites where replacement parts are available. Pay attention to the ejector wire adjustment and the feedthroat wear.

Bushpilot
May 14, 2013, 04:58 PM
Horrible it would jam and jam again.

Congrats on a good deal.. Well worth finding a new tube for. I still have the one I got as a birthday present when I was a kid. I lost count at about 30,000 rounds through it. In all of that time it rarely gave me any problems at all, even when dirty.

salvador31c
May 17, 2013, 08:20 PM
So it appears I have ordered the wrong tube. Its 20- 27/32" for pre' 75 model 60s....where could I go wrong? Measurements of the tube show the inner tube about a 1mm longer. The "lock" is also larger. But when I insert the inner tube the gap is larger. Possibly due to the larger tab.

Now before I get cranky and toss this neat Lil squirrel rifle in the closet. Is it possible to modify this tube to work by trimming it a little both length wise & the locking tab?

Or should I call Numrich & try again? Lol I hate shipping times.
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4v50 Gary
May 17, 2013, 08:40 PM
Can you redrill the hole so you may reposition that retaining pin? That will allow the tube to be inserted further and fit the gun.

SlowFuse
May 17, 2013, 09:09 PM
The original setup would have had an L shaped cutout. So, you would put the round pin into the slot and then twist about an 1/8th of a turn to keep it in place. Looks like someone chopped the end of this tube off.

StretchNM
May 18, 2013, 12:19 AM
Yeah the "L" cutout is gone.

salvador31c
May 18, 2013, 03:42 AM
Well I found this picture of a similar rifle with the same sights. It doesn't appear to me that its been modified. I think the locking pin just needs to be smaller to fit. I think I see the "L" shape inside but I'm not positive.
http://i831.photobucket.com/albums/zz236/salvador31c/6322d1353117870-another-22lr-restore-glenfield-60-1972-img_0594.jpg

Carl N. Brown
May 18, 2013, 04:43 AM
The "L" cut in the magazine tube is hidden by that particular style of front sight. The bottom loop of the front sight covers and protects the end of the magazine tube.

If the inner tube is the correct length for the outer tube, the plug retaining and tube locking pin may be too long and hanging on the bottom loop of the front sight. The pin of course needs to protrude by the thickness of the outer steel tube.

If the inner magazine tube itself is too long it would need to be shorter. (I would see if the pin prtrusion is the problem first.) I converted a Marlin 60 to a 17" barrelled carbine. The easiest part was shortening the inner brass tube. I removed the pin, the plug, spring and follower. I placed the inner tube in the outer tube, carefuly measured the tube length, carefully marked where the new pin had to go to engage the "L". Measured thrice before cutting, cut the tube, drilled a new hole, reassembled. (When I get bored or snowed in, I do stuff I would not necessarily recommend to others.)

salvador31c
May 18, 2013, 04:02 PM
Carl,

You were absolutely correct. The locking pin just needed to be trimmed down to fit properly. I still need to file it a tad bit more as its a little tight but it other wise fits fine. Loads up good. Hopefully I can do a function test this weekend.

Thanks everyone.

mdThanatos
May 18, 2013, 06:48 PM
Do make sure you inspect it as mach1.3 said. There is a buffer that he mentioned in the action that can break, but it is a cheap and easy replaceable part.

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