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Bentz chamber on Marlin 60 barrel?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by bamabluesman, Dec 23, 2007.

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  1. bamabluesman

    bamabluesman Member

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    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?
     
  2. Jim Watson

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    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
     
  3. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    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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