Marlin 60 question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by jtmcdermott, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    I noticed something about my new model 60. When I hold the rifle with my left hand, just under the barrel and shake it gently, it rattles as if something is loose. Normal?
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  2. glock26USMC

    glock26USMC Well-Known Member Supporting

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    Thread moved to "gunsmithing"
     

  3. FOUR4D4

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    It could be anything but without see it my self it hard to say,check to make sure your magazine tube is locked in securely and both of the take down screws are tight in the stock with a 9/64 allen wrench refer to your manual
     
  4. lingr

    lingr Well-Known Member

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    Maybe the bolt charging handle? Its fit is pretty loose.
     
  5. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    I don't know im just guessing
     
  6. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    lingr, you are right about the charging handle, it is much looser than my Ruger but this feels like tube or barrel. I can hear it and feel it in the wood. I will look at tightening up the take down screws and the allen wrench screw.

    Thanks and I'll keep you posted.
     
  7. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    allen screw

    It was the Allen screw. A few turns to tighten it and everything is well.

    Thanks very much!

    Jim
     
  8. FOUR4D4

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    Mine was the same way that's why I suggested it Im glad it was that simple of a fix.:D
     
  9. lingr

    lingr Well-Known Member

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    I'm glad that's all it was. Nice when its something simple. Now get out there and shoot that thing. :)
     
  10. jtmcdermott

    jtmcdermott Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm bringing my XT and model 60 out to NJ for one final day at the range with a buddy of mine. He is getting ready to emancipate himself from the prison state of NJ for Oregon so I won't see hime for a while. He always gives me the run down on the dos and don'ts when traveling in NJ with my rifles. I wasn't a gun owner growing up there so I never thought about it. It's amazing what people are conditioned to accepting. NJ gun control laws are amazingly out of control.



     
  11. jtmcdermott

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    Trip to NJ

    Yea, I think I'm bringing my XT and model 60 out to NJ for one final day at the range with a buddy of mine. He is getting ready to emancipate himself from the prison state of NJ for Oregon so I won't see hime for a while. He always gives me the run down on the dos and don'ts when traveling in NJ with my rifles. I wasn't a gun owner growing up there so I never thought about it. It's amazing what people are conditioned to accepting. NJ gun control laws are amazingly out of control.