marlin model 60

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  1. buckshot04

    buckshot04 New Member

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    I have an old marlin 60 that was left to me by my grandpa I have had alot of trouble with jamming. I have used all types of ammunition in it and all of it ending in the same result i have been told by some friends of mine that they have been able to switch to a tighter firing pin spring and solved the problem does anyone kow if this works or is even possible thank you for your time
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  2. Zane71464

    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, could work and possible. But, if you havent yet, you might need to take it down and give it a GOOD cleaning.
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    buckshot04 New Member

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    i clean it after each use i take it completely down and clean every part piece by piece do you happn to know if i can order a heavier firing pin spring
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    Beings it's an older Marlin and with the problems your haveing it may need a new hammer spring. I'm not an expert on Marlins and there are alot of good folks in here that are. You may want to post your thread in Tech. Questions forum.
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    And welcom to the forum buckshot!
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  5. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Welcome Buckshot.

    BigShiek seems to be one of the local experts when it come to Marlins. He has a thread on the forum talking to some of the problems. Give it a read and see if it helps. Send him a PM about your problem and see if he can help. I shoot mine but am no expert on fixing problems, ha.

    http://www.thefirearmsforum.com/showthread.php?t=69867&highlight=Marlin+60
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    And of course.........
    lube it up with

    SBGO

    Silver Bullet Gun Oil
    One Shot One Soul
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    :yeahthat:^^^
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    You dont want a tighter firing pin spring, you need a new recoil spring is all. You can order them and just about any other marlin 60 part here.

    http://www.midwayusa.com/find?&sortby=1&itemsperpage=20&newcategorydimensionid=2533

    its out of stock at midway til 12 march so try here too.

    http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=444190C&catid=11759

    Its in stock at Numrichs.. and cheaper too.

    Might also consider a new feed throat, recoil buffer and cartrdge lifter spring too. If you replace all 4 parts the rifle will run like new.
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