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Marlin Model 60 .22 feed issue

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by shelt, Mar 2, 2010.

  1. shelt

    shelt Bend Member

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    I have a feed issue with a Marlin Model 60. It is jamming and sometimes shredding a sliver off the bottom of the shot.

    I am pretty sure I am looking at swapping out the feed throat and maybe an ejector spring. The current feed throat does indicate a bit of wear. I read in another forum that brownells sells a steel feed throat that should help avoid a recurrence of the issue so I placed it on order. part #24: http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=0/sid=285/schematicsdetail/60

    Has anyone else come across this issue that can confirm it? Anyone tried undertaking the repair process? I was thinking of having a pro take a look at it so I don't poke my eye out with a spring.

    Until recently it has been a solid rifle. Has gone through thousands of rounds without a hitch.

    Will.
     
  2. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    Good call on the feed throat. That is the likely suspect.
    I have replaced a few of them lately in the shop.

    Make sure to note if you have the 3-lug vs the 4-lug feed throat.
     
  3. shelt

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    oops, I hope that is the 4 lug, brownells does not specify. Oh well, it's only 14 bucks wasted if it is the wrong one.
     
  4. coctailer

    coctailer Portland, OR/Hastings, MI/Vancouver,WA I run with scissors.

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    If you are good with a grinder and a file, you can make the 4 lug work.
     
  5. shelt

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    Yeah, I guess I could make due either way, I know for a fact that my action is a 4 lug so as long as the holes match up a 3 lug tube will work fine if that is what i end up with.

    I'll post the results when i get it/find someone to install it. I thought it was going to be a simple job but as far as I can tell it has to be completely torn down.