Marlin model 60 Jamming

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by Isaac22410, Jun 1, 2017.

  1. Isaac22410

    Isaac22410 New Member

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    My good ole Marlin has been jamming, bought it used and it jammed because it hadn't been cleaned in 30 years, cleaned her up and it worked great, until one time it starting jamming almost every round, casing would be turned butt out, blocking the next round from chambering, resulting in several minutes of having to take it apart or just wiggling the mangled case out, I guess the ejector wire could be messed up, but I've done the "Nickel trick" and it seems fine, anything else that can cause Model 60's to jam? I've tried various different ammo, it even jams CCI stingers. Thanks!

    -Isaac
     
  2. Isaac22410

    Isaac22410 New Member

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    Been shooting better, think I got the wire correct.
     
    Last edited: Jun 7, 2017

  3. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Hey mon! Sorry I missed your thread.
    To begin with, welcome to the forum from Hollywood Alabama. When you get a chance, tell us about yourself. You can start a new thread in the introduction section or I can move this thread to it if you liked.
    Did you break it down to see if the chamber was worn and letting gas escape?
    Oh yeah, we love pictures.
     
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  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the forum Mi Amigo !!

    Gummed, Weak or Busted Extractor would be my 1st bet...
     
  5. farmingville

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    Please replace your bolt guiderod spring. When the spring is removed let's say for cleaning it eventually bends throwing off the timing of the bolt. You will get alot of stock cases between the bolt and receiver as the bolt closes . replacing the bolt return spring should clean that problem up.
     
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  6. Isaac22410

    Isaac22410 New Member

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    Thanks for all the tips, it's been working great, I just would bend the extractor wire and test it, until I got it right, I've shot probably 100 rounds and only had one failure to feed.
     
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  7. Isaac22410

    Isaac22410 New Member

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    It's working much better now, that extractor wire is a pain, just a tiny bit off and it won't work, thanks for the welcome.
     
  8. Ugean

    Ugean Member Supporting

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    I had that same problem. I learned when you reassemble the gun after cleaning you have to put in the lower action with the bold held to the rear. If you put it on with the bolt forward it bends the spring.