Saturday, March 28, 2009

Marlin Model 60

The Marlin model 60 is a quintessential .22 rimfire rifle. Marlin has been making them for a lot of years and they're easy to find new or used. I've bought a half-dozen over the years, but the kids keep packing them off. I think that I still have one, but I'd have to go look at the gun rack.

There is nothing fancy about a Model 60. Plain wood, plain ole gun, plain ole fun. Lots of kids have learned on Model 60's and they are one of the better values in the gun world today. Marlin has made over 11 million of them.

They're easy to take apart when you know how, and Junior has given us a page that shows the disassembly of the little rifle. Go here and he'll tell you all about it.


Rivrdog said...

For a while, Marlin made a .22 carbine that was built to look like the M-1 carbine, supposedly to catch the eye of all the returning GI's who would pine for their typewriter-factory GI carbines.

Is that rifle a variant of the M60, and if so, maybe you can help me figure out why mine leaves the last round in the gun, down where the elevator grabs the round from the magazine tube. The action won't elevate that last round, and jacking the operating handle doesn't get it, either. I have to diddle it out with a fine screwdriver to clear the weapon.

I have just about given up on the little carbine, but it shoots tacks with iron sights, and I'd like to save it.

Pawpaw said...

Maybe Junior will come along and help with this question. I had the same experience with my Marlin-GI carbine-clone. They're fun little rifles and I bought one back in the late '70s.

As I recall, I changed the follower and gave everything a good cleaning while I was in there. Sometimes crud and dirt get into the magazine tube and don't let the follower come all the way forward.

J said...

If the innards are like the M60, use the take-down link Pawpaw posted, and I'll bet you find the problem. Sounds like something is binding.