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Old October 16, 2012, 10:48 AM   #1
tjv
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Marlin 60 feed issues

I picked up a old marlin 60 (SN 21xxxxx - so i'm guessing from 79) and it constantly fails to feed properly. I've cleaned it and so on yet just about everytime i put a round through the rifle the round jams between the slide and the chamber, with such force as to occasionally bend the round.

i've heard that this is a common issue with old marlin's... i am curious what i can do to fix the issue, because believe it or not when the rifle fires like it should for sometime as many as three rounds its a blast to shoot.

Is it the feed throat that needs replacing? and if so how difficult a job is that to do? and what style feed throat do i need to get, old or new? any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
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Old October 16, 2012, 02:23 PM   #2
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Feed throat probably needs to be replaced, it's a relatively common issue. It's a cheap part, about $8 from Numrich. Take you about 5 minutes to install it. As far as old/new, you can call Marlin with your serial number, they can tell you whether it is old or new.
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Old October 17, 2012, 05:04 PM   #3
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Replace throat, lifter, and lifter spring all at the same time. The throat is a "new" style, I've had two old guns that I had to change the bolt body to match the feed throat. As was said, check w/Marlin to see exactly what you have and go from there, the Model 60 can be one of the most dependable guns you own. GW
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