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Barrel Removal Marlin 60 795

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Actually I'm asking about a 70, but they appear to all be the same.

I've got a barrel with a ring or bulge in it. Bought it that way, but did not know it. This gun has been a real education for me, and that's not all bad. Numrich has barrels at reasonable prices so I'm going to continue my education on these Marlins. Also an RFC member thinks he has a friend with a barrel for me. So that's not a problem.

Anyone have instructions, advice, etc.? I found some on another forum, but I'm going to have to register to see the photos. At this point I know it's pinned, and the pin is directional.

Also, I have a regular vise. I can see this receiver getting deformed pretty easily. How should this be handled? What should I use in the vise to protect the receiver, in addition to common sense? I'm not worried about the paint on the receiver, because the previous hack already spray painted it. In fact, I now believe he had the barrel off the gun to punch out the stuck bullets. Anyway, since I am going to refinish the receiver, would it make sense to heat up the aluminum receiver with a heat gun before driving the barrel out?
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Thanks for the advice TMG (and others). This gun has been one learning experience after another. Very valuable. I've got the epoxy setting up in the bad hole now. It will also add some strength and security.

I'll post another photo of the completed gun. It definitely will look better than before. Hope it shoots better too! :)
I've been following this thread with some interest. I'm sorry it didn't turn out 100% as planned, but - as you mentioned - hand's on experience is an invaluable thing. Hope it shoots better three ;-). Thanks for sharing with us.
Here is the old girl

Here she is with the new barrel. Also, I refinished the receiver with Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black. I had some on hand so I figured why not see how it comes out. It's better than before. Not perfect, sort of blotchy on top but it's acceptable for this gun. It's not a paint or coating, it's a mild acid that blackens the aluminum.

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