Marlin model 60 safety broken

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  1. rfay

    rfay New Member

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    The safety button on my 30 year old Marlin model 60 22 rifle falls out.
    I took it apart and there appears to be a ball bearing in the mechanism that does not hold the button in place well.

    I called Marlin but their only suggestion was to buy an entire new Trigger guard. $35

    Can't find an exploded parts view for the trigger guard.

    Does any one know what is suppose to be in there?
    Is it one ball bearing or possibly 2 on top of each other?
    If so where can I get another ball bearing?

    Thx
  2. Old Grump

    Old Grump New Member

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    The safety stays in the trigger guard, they are probably right, it would be worth the money to have it work and avoid the hassle of trying to jury rig a fix. It's pretty much of a factory assembly job from where I sit. My 60 is in pieces on my bench for cleaning and I wouldn't dream of messing with it. But then I'm not a gunsmith, just a shooter.
  3. permafrost

    permafrost Active Member

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    There is a small spring that's supposed to go on top of the ball, with a small cross pin to hold the spring in place. Look close, I bet you see a tiny hole at the top of the spring&ball shaft.
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    rfay New Member

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    You are correct. Thanks. Looks like the spring is missing. Any idea where I can get a spring? Marlin has none. Just the whole assembly. Maybe a spring from my local nuts and bolts store. Any idea what it looks like?
    Much appreciated.
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    If your not in to big of a hurry I'll pull mine and take a pic and post it with measurements. I think it would be a fairly easy match. Had mine out yesterday because it was to stiff. Filed down the little center hump it has to ride over to take on and off safety.Pics should be up tomorrow at the latest. If your in a hurry, try a couple of springs that will fit in the hole, Ink pin, etc; and cut to allow the pin(can probably make one from a small nail) to hold a little pressure on the ball. I don't believe its to critical as long as it holds a little tension. Just got home from work. Kinda lazy right now.
  6. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    wouldn't it be better to get spring from marlin?
  7. Jim K

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    Marlin considers that trigger guard a factory assembly and does not sell separate parts. But the spring is easy to find at most hardware stores even if you have to buy an assortment to get the right one. Size is not particularly critical as long as the spring fits into the hole. Wolff does not list them in the catalog, though they do list coil spring assortments.

    Jim
  8. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    can u show me a picture Jim so i can see what u r doing
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    Here Ya go,
    The spring is 5/16" long and 1/8" dia.
    The pin is 7/16" long and 1/16" dia.
    Here is a picture
    The increments are 1/8th "

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  10. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    The pin has a hole in it for the spring?
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    BETH Well-Known Member

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    ok went back and to read again so the next time u take rifle apart let me see where this goes--you know u guys tick me off you live toooooo far away!!!!
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    You know we'll take as much time as needed to walk you through it; ;) you've learned much since you've been around. :cool: Would be nice to get some more active members that are nearby; it's alot of fun getting together and enjoying life with like minded people.

    Nice work on the pics PF !
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  13. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

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    Believe me i know, i don't have that problem just trying to learn in case i do
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    I have lots of springs, I'll look to see if I have it when I wake up. I'm sleeping right now. BTW here's a link to an exploded view, I don't how much it will show.
    http://stevespages.com/page7a.htm
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