Re: Marlin 60 re-assembly-dang recoil spring!
I had trouble with my 785 the first time (Same as 60), and was wondering if I would ever get it back in. But now it comes easy. Just take your time, and walk away from it if you need to.
Put the recoil spring over the rod, and then insert the rod into the recessed hole in the chamber, and hold this with your right hand.
Then take the breach bolt in your left hand, and insert the recoil spring into the hole at the rear of the receiver. Use the fingers of you right hand to hold the part of the recoil spring that is not supported by the rod. Slowly push the breach bolt down at an angle compressing the spring. While doing this support the spring with your right hand so it does not bend. After thats in, lift up on the breach bolt a little, and insert the charging handel under the slot.
Hope this helps.
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