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Old 08-15-2019, 06:17 AM
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I have a 60 SS it has maybe 800 rounds shot out of it and always functioned great, I keep it clean and I use a dry lube. Recently the bolt release lever in the trigger guard has become very hard to function, very stiff. I took the action out of the receiver but I can't see anything wrong, I cleaned the action and sprayed some remoil on the moving parts connected to the lever. It's still very stiff, anyone have any ideas or ever experience this in a model 60?
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:27 PM
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I would check to see if the part that goes through the trigger guard may have been slightly bent to one side or the other and is binding on the trigger guard. Also, check to see if the lever works properly with the lower unit removed from the receiver.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:59 AM
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HI - I would suggest that you take the action apart and polish the side plate and release lever and the post that it pivots on, then lube with moly or silicone grease. Arrowdodger has a great pdf on the disassembly of the action, as well as tips to lighten/smooth the action and trigger pull. Best First step in lightening the trigger is to replace the trigger return spring with one from a 3.5" floppy disc - that reduces about 1-2 lbs of pull !!
Lots of info on the Marlin 60 site - https://www.marlinowners.com/forum/team-60/
And vids on TY-tube, too.
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BTW - I 'polished' everything inside the action, the floppy r/r, and cut 1/2Coil off the hammer spring. This reduced the pull from ca 6.5 lbs to just over 3 lbs! Also, I put a rubber 'cap' on the release lever to 'soften' the pressure - it is a stiff release since it has the bolt pressure against it.
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Thank you for the replies. I've had the action apart before because I installed a Mcarbo spring kit in it last year and it's been running good since. But all of a sudden this very stiff bolt release happened, so I'll have to tear it apart again and polish everything up and lube it. My trigger pull isn't bad but could always be better, right now it's at a little over 3 lbs. While I'm inside the action I'll see if I can reduce it even more and hopefully solve my bolt release problem also.
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