Glenfield model 60 hammer won't cock

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by cgoodnow, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. cgoodnow

    cgoodnow New Member

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    Recently acquired a marlin glenfield model 60, made in 1976. When I first got it, it was filthy. Cleaned it thoroughly, and shot maybe 100 rounds or so, at which point the bolt became difficult to cycle, and the gun tended to fire, eject, load a round, but then not fire, and the trigger did not reset. Sometimes manually cycling the bolt would fix this for a few rounds, then the problem would repeat.

    Took it apart, and (unlike the first time when I cleaned it) took apart the action assembly. Discovered that the top of the hammer was broken (it had the old rabbit ear style), and that the ejector/lifter spring was also a bit mangled. I don't know if either or both of these parts were in this condition when I first cleaned the gun- I soaked the assembly and cleaned it out, but did nothing more, and didn't notice anything at the time.

    I ordered a new style hammer and ejector/lifter spring, and reassembled. Everything seems to work perfectly, but when I install the assembly into the gun, it appears that the bolt does not push the hammer back quite far enough for the sear to engage, so it wont stay cocked. I haven't tried firing it because from the way I see it, it would slamfire.

    Sorry for the long post, but the only explanation I see is that the old bolt has worn enough on the bottom that it doesn't shove the hammer down quite far enough. Has anyone else experienced this?


    Thanks.
     
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the MARLIN Firearms Forum !!

    I have the same rifle...a Glenfield Marlin Model 60...from 1980.

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    Sorry...but I can't help you...it's tough to buy new parts and try to make them work in a decades old gun without being there to see the problem and fit the part(s) by what I see...
     

  3. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    I don't ever recall hearing of this. It sounds like the bolt needs replaced. When you cleaned it did you oil it good? Do you have pictures of the bolt?
    If you don't mind, how bout going to the introduction thread and let us know about yourself. We also love pictures of marlins!