New Model 60 Ejector Issues

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by XYZ, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. XYZ

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    I purchased a new model 60 and shot it at the range. During the first fifty rounds I experienced a couple of misfires which I attributed to faulty ammunition. Aside from those, the rifle performed well. I broke down the rifle upon returning home and gave it a thorough cleaning and followed up with a light oiling. When I returned to the range, I had ejector and double feed problems from the very first shot. Primarily, the rifle would eject the spent casing and feed the next round. For whatever reason it would follow up with another live round. I also noted the chamber became heavily fouled only after a few shots, which caused the bolt to stick which may have attributed to the double feed. I can't imagine this model is so finicky about oil. I bought it home and gave it another thorough cleaning following up with a very thin oiling. I wiped off all parts afterwords. I haven't tested it yet, but I hope this works. I researched online and found several fixes. Some addressed the ejector others addressed a variety of issues. One in particular discussed the ejector spring to ensure it had the correct height and twist. The author used a nickel's widths so gage to ensure both settings were correct. I'm not sure how that would affect the problem. Anyone out there with similar issues?
     
  2. MattNH

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    Sounds like you are on e right track with the ejector wire, and yes I have had the same problem and needed to adjust the wire. One trick, whenever reassembling the rifle, make sure the bolt is locked back. This will get it out of the way and reduce the chance of bending the ejector wire while going back together. Also on the lube, I use the WD-40 silicone type spray on all my Marlin semi-autos on the action mechanisms for lube, no oil.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum XYZ !!

    Please take the time to post a few syllables about yourself to our community in our Introductions sub forum...
     
  4. pearlygates

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    I have had the same problem with my new model 60 stainless. seems very ammo finiky. Kinda miss my 795.
     
  5. XYZ

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    I'm familiar on how to adjust the ejector spring but I have a question. When you assemble the model 60, the ejector spring is displaced where it rides on the wall of the feed chamber. If it stays in place, the spring will jam up the bolt. How does adjusting the spring for height and width matter when in the end the spring is displaced to make the bolt operational? I guess I'm missing something here
     
  6. MattNH

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    I think I understand your question. The ejector wire is stationary and the bolt has a groove for clearance around the wire. If the ejector wire is not offset from the top of the feed throat up and to the right the thickness of a nickel each way, the wire will not be in the proper place to contact the rim of the fired casing held by the extractors on the bolt. In both positions, too far left and on top of the feed throat (wrong) and a nickel thickness right and up from the feed throat (correct), the bolt has enough clearance around the ejector wire. Reassembly with the bolt forward can pinch or bend the ejector wire out of position when mating back up with the groove in the bolt. Bolt back will keep the wire in position and as bolt is brought forward, the wire has clearance in the groove to stay in position. Make sense?
     
  7. XYZ

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    Success! After cleaning my model 60, I tested it for the last time before shipping it to Marlin. It fired the first 10 rounds without a problem but double fed the rounds that followed. This evening while cleaning it before boxing it up, by luck I notice the tiny "U shape" cartridge feed lever retaining ring was missing. The missing retaining ring allows movement in the housing wall which allows for side movement in the cartridge lever. I believe this movement would be enough for the second live round to be pushed up into the feed chamber, too wit a double feed event. I'll buy a replacement retaining ring and give it a try again. If it does it again... It's off to Marlin for a fix. I hate shipping off my firearms.
     
  8. MattNH

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    Do you mean the 3/32" E clips that hold stuff on the sideplate? Take a picture.

    The reason I ask, I have 99 extra 3/32" E clips, so I can send you a few.
     
  9. XYZ

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  10. XYZ

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    Besides I haven't got a clue how to attach a pic. I'm kind of new to this
     
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  12. MattNH

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    If you can't get a replacement E clip like the one above, I do have 99 extra and will be more than happy to mail you out a few. Just send me your address via private message.

    Matt
     
  13. XYZ

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    Picked one up today; I'll test the rifle tomorrow, thanks
     
  14. XYZ

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    Marlin came through for me today. They believe the cause for the double feed was attributed to the missing E clip. I'm happy to say they will send me a complete trigger assembly to replace mine. Thanks again for the input
     
  15. FOUR4D4

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    Glad the problems solved
     
  16. XYZ

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    I tested my Marlin at the range today and with the E clip in pace it sang like a sewing machine; not one double feed. I guess I'll contact Marlin and tell them to never mind about sending me a replacement trigger system. Thanks again for the input!
     
  17. Mauserhooked

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    Got to like their customer service!
     
  18. greyhawk50

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    Glad to hear that you solved the problem. And thanks for sharing. I learned something.
    I'm not much of a gunsmith. More of a shoot, clean and shoot again kind of guy.
     
  19. Ski

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    How do you adjust the ejector spring on a Marlin 80G.
     
  20. Ski

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    I have an Marlin 80G it does not eject empty cartridges. I am firearm illiterate but capable. thank you