marlin 60 problem

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  1. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    asking for a guy at work he says rifle is fine except last shot chamber will not stay open
  2. Bobitis

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    Take it down and give it a good scrub fer starters.

    For some reason, many folks that own the lowly .22 don't think they need cleaning at times. It's just a .22 after all... :rolleyes:

    .22s are some of the filthiest ammo there is.

    Scrub it good, light oil, and report back. :)
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    sure its got the last shot hold open? The older marlin 60s didnt have that feature.
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    He is an nra instructor that's what he said?
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    Beth, didn't you have problems with yours a while back? I thought you gave it a good cleaning and that fixed your problem. You should suggest that he do that and it might fix his problem.
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    he said he did i guess i will have to see how he cleaned it. mine was jamming had to send it back to marlin they fixed it
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    Sorry, I thought the cleaning fixed it. Oh yeah, now I remember the thread about you sending it off, oops!!
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    no problemo
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    Im sure it just need to be cleaned. The LRHO lever on them was a afterthought and is in a terrible spot. Many times carbon builds up between it and the side plate.
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    Ok thanks
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    Yeah, check the spacing on that lever (more of a wire) if I remember correctly, it needs to have an angle of like 30 degrees, then the straight sits like 1/16", and parallel to the magazine part... I'm probably not making sense here, just look for a picture and see if that wire is the same position yours is in.
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    My 60 LSHO works great. It doesn't work at all on my 795. But I got that rifle so cheap I haven't worried about fixing it. I had to replace a broken firing pin as a result though. Now I count the rounds I shoot so I won't be dry firing much. I lose track sometimes and still mess up.

    My old 60 never had any problems for about 150,000 rounds then I messed up a spring somehow when cleaning it. It hasn't worked right since despite 2 trips to the gunsmith. It's basically worn out I believe. I have a new one though. It's not as reliable as the old one but it's more accurate. Not a bad trade IMO. I'll take the occasional stovepipe if I get better accuracy as a result. As long as I keep it clean it works pretty well. But I went 11 years before I ever gave the old one a really good cleaning. I'd run a brush through the bore but I never took the action apart. If it ain't broke don't fix it they say. I went another 6 years after cleaning it once. I think they were more reliable in that time period but the new Marlins I own are clearly more accurate than the old ones.
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  14. Big Shrek

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    The 795's LSHO sometimes gets into a Bind condition when the action/stock alignment ain't quite right...
    I usually will carefully remove some stock material next to where the LSHO lever moves...had to do that on an aftermarket stock as well.
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