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Old 04-29-2020, 01:57 AM
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Sorry that my pics aren't the best. But when the rounds (try to) feed, they scrape and hang up on the bottom edge of the chamber, which seems sharp.
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Old 04-29-2020, 02:02 AM
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I watched as I slowly fed live rounds through the gun. As I slowly closed the bolt the rim of the round would bind on the face of the bolt. As the bolt closed the round would try to feed at an angle to the bore. This is what distorted the bottom edge of the rounds. I tried feeding lead bullets and it would actually shave a slice of lead off the bottom of the bullet as it fed.

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Old 04-29-2020, 02:15 AM
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Old 04-29-2020, 02:21 AM
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A few things...

Relax.

Have you tried cleaning the rifle? It’s filthy, that doesn’t help anything.

The rifle isn’t designed to hand feed rounds. (And it won’t) So that’s not a fair or accurate test.

Also, running around RFC bashing them isn’t going to help. The design is 60 years old and proven with over 17 Million made, it works.

Rear torque is critical, it shouldn’t be much at all 8 inch lbs. Max

Did you kink the recoil spring? If so it’ll never work.
Use only CCI Mini Mags as a base ammo.
If it were mine, I’d guess that some ‘expert’ didn’t put the lifter spring in correctly. Oh, if the rear trigger guard was over tightened and broken/cracked it’ll never work. Fully 99% of the rifles I see are cranked down and broken, others assembled incorrectly with a kinked spring or just abused.
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Old 04-29-2020, 03:08 AM
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This is why I moved away from "click clacks" and went over to bolt action.

To the OP is the mag seated correctly?

it looks a little low in the action, double check there's nothing impeding it being fully seated, and also try another mag.

Even better move away from those newfangled "click clacks"
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This is why I moved away from "click clacks" and went over to bolt action.

To the OP is the mag seated correctly?

it looks a little low in the action, double check there's nothing impeding it being fully seated, and also try another mag.

Even better move away from those newfangled "click clacks"
Dear UK cousin...just for your edification the M60 Marlin is a tube feed semi automatic rifle.
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Old 04-29-2020, 06:50 AM
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I agree, those Marlins are pure crap. I'll send you my address, you can send the rifle to me for proper disposal, and have one less headache in your life.
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To the OP is the mag seated correctly?
A click clack is (usually) a Stevens and the Marlin 60 has a TUBE MAGAZINE... They've made 17 MILLION of them since 1960 I think you'd be hard pressed to find a bolt action with that track record. I gotta say if you don't know what you are talking about...
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Box it up and send it to me to end your misery!
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Is it all there?

Are you missing the ejector? The ejector wire seems to be missing from your picture.
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Are you missing the ejector? The ejector wire seems to be missing from your picture.
Eagle eye here. I believe you're correct. How could they have missed that?
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I agree with Jammer22 about the low torque on the front and rear screws. I run mine at 8 lbs/in. As stated clean the rifle and pay special attention to the extractor grooves. Next look at the action to verify all the springs are connected on both ends. The Model 60 needs to have the bolt released so it can slam home, slowly closing the bolt will cause problems. Try what has been suggested and get back to us, the collective wisdom here can get you working.
Out of 17 million a junker can slip through. I hope that is not the case.

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Dear UK cousin...just for your edification the M60 Marlin is a tube feed semi automatic rifle.
gmd1950, wow thank you...I was going to run out and buy magazines for the 8 Marlin 60's I own. The OP said he sent it to Marlin...I was expecting a newer rifle. That one sure doesn't appear to be one. Hopefully he will read up on the vast information available here and even watch a video or two from Arrowdodger on YouTube. Take care.
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A click clack is (usually) a Stevens and the Marlin 60 has a TUBE MAGAZINE... They've made 17 MILLION of them since 1960 I think you'd be hard pressed to find a bolt action with that track record. I gotta say if you don't know what you are talking about...
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I had one. Pre last shot bolt hold open. Bought used , cleaned up nice. Shot well. But never was a favorite. But my nephew loves it, its his squirrel getter. To me the insides are a bit scary, when compared to a 1022. And the stock on the older ones a bit bigger than i liked. But for the price they have one heck of a barrel.

If i saw a smaller new version with a stainless barrel and a nice wood stock on the used rack it probably would go home with me.

17 million sold, and very few aftermarket parts, Either it doesnt need improving, or as i suspect , not easy to reassemble without causing problems for inept gun smiths like me.
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