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Old 03-20-2019, 07:42 AM
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Just picked up a 60 for my grandson and in my 70+ years of shooting I never owned a semi-auto rifle. Looking forward to getting the 60 cleaned up and ready to go. There seems to be a wealth of info on the 60 here on the forum.
Neat looking rifle.

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Old 03-20-2019, 07:50 AM
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Semi-auto's are often easy to take down
spray out
drip dry
Spray works with 'dry lube', while it drys
Solvent patch the bore
Brush the chamber and throat
Wipe clean
Reassemble and ready

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Old 03-20-2019, 08:52 AM
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The M60 is pretty much a classic. I have quite a few of the Marlin/Glenfield semi autos and they are all excellent rifles. Accurate and reliable. You didn't say if it was new or used. If it's used you can tell the mfg date by subtracting the first two numbers of the s/n from 100. prior to 1968 these no s/n. 1969,70,71,72,73 are the first two numbers. If it's an old one check the nylon bolt buffer. THey get brittle and shatter. Replacements are readily available. Last thing is DON'T use hyper velocity rounds like Stingers. THey will beat the bolt buffer. Your grandson should really like it.
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Old 03-20-2019, 09:08 AM
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The old 60's are great autos and are a lot of fun to shoot and tinker with. It is not uncommon for the older ones to develop stove piping issues due to the 2 piece feed throat. Upgrading to the newer style feed throat kit usually does away with those problems. ArrowDodger has supplied us all with great information and excellent videos to help us with most issues we might encounter. With a little fine tuning you should have a great shooter for many more years. Have fun!!!
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Old 03-20-2019, 03:20 PM
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The 60 is a 1980 model by ser/no. The barrel is 21" and the tube is full length and brass. Ready to start cleaning, the bluing is still very solid, no wear areas. A few small dings, and one long scratch, not deep, easily fixed.
I have a Tasco scope in the safe that will look good on it.
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:07 PM
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I had some odorless mineral spirits and used it and a brush to clean up the action. It did a good job of flushing out the gunk. The bore needed some extra Hoppes 9, but looks good.
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Sounds like you got it cleaned up!
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Old 03-23-2019, 11:09 AM
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OK,..so I have it back together....I may have something wrong or missing.
If I pull the bolt back, shouldn't that cock the trigger? It doesn't.
The safety blocks it OK, but if I release the safety, should the trigger then "fire"?
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Old 03-24-2019, 10:28 PM
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Probably just misaligned the action a little, it can be tricky at first to find the right setup.


Here's what ya need to know, in two simple videos
Specifically your problem should be resolved in vid 2, starting around 6:22,
but they're both required watching for Marlin 60 & 795 owners!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbKR0xCOa2Q


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np-r3ZmbBJE
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Thumbs up CLEANING THE ACTION

I USE SPRAY BRAKE CLEANER FROM O'REILY'S.WORKS GREAT AND DRIES FAST. CLEAN AS A WHISTLE. JUST MY WAY.
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Old 03-25-2019, 12:26 PM
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I'd be careful with brake cleaner. It can attack the paint on the receiver and any plastic parts including the bolt buffer.
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Not all 'brake cleaner' is the same.
Read the can.
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Old 03-25-2019, 04:47 PM
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Action is missing some springs [ the disconnect being one] according to you tube videos....I took it back to the LGS who sold it to me....he avowed not checking the function when he bought it.
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Hopefully the gun shop has a repair dept that will fix it for you. If all it needs is a missing spring or two, it’s a cheap and worthy fix.

Best wishes in getting this resolved.
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Not all 'brake cleaner' is the same.
Read the can.
Yeah I know and you know. But I've seen too many people grab "brake cleaner" because someone told them to and screw up plastic, paint, wood finishes, metal finishes, coated glass and other things. So I always warn when brake cleaner is recommended for anything other than brakes.
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