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I am sure there is a Marlin 60 owner here, my request has to do with feeding and ejection, I can get 5 or 6 shots before this happens. It's a 1989 model I am not sure if I need to rebuild the action assembly or the breech bolt or both or even save up for a new gun, which will be very difficult for me, any suggestions.
 

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5-6 before what happens?
 
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The FIRST thing to do is a thorough cleaning, bolt out, etc. I've cleaned jamamatics before (not a Marlin....yet) and had 'em running like a Swiss watch after getting 40 years of crud out of 'em. Amazing what can build up in a .22 rifle and owners never seem to clean 'em. Amazing.

And, pick up a can of break free powder blast. It's awesome for such problems.
 

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There was an issue with the "lift block" and "lift arm" in a lot of these. I've got a 1980 model and
ended up having to replace both parts. It's not a bad job an the parts are inexpensive.

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D. White
 
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The FIRST thing to do is a thorough cleaning, bolt out, etc. I've cleaned jamamatics before (not a Marlin....yet) and had 'em running like a Swiss watch after getting 40 years of crud out of 'em. Amazing what can build up in a .22 rifle and owners never seem to clean 'em. Amazing.

And, pick up a can of break free powder blast. It's awesome for such problems.
^^^This^^^ I'd start here. I can't tell you how many .22 rifles I've purchased that looked like they've never been cleaned in fifty years. It's amazing how dirty they get in little time.
 

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In the marlin 60's I've seen problems with the lift block, lift arm, buffer and recoil spring breaking. All of those parts are cheap. I would start with a tear down and complete cleaning. Cleaning a 40 year old rifle may be the best and most cost effective fix you could have. I actually prefer the Marlin 60 (or any one of the 2 dozen or so rebranded, renamed variants) to the Ruger 10/22. They were just good solid rimfire rifles capable of hitting quarters at 75 yards with generic ammo. I've owned 2 of them and really need to get another one.
 

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The FIRST thing to do is a thorough cleaning, bolt out, etc. I've cleaned jamamatics before (not a Marlin....yet) and had 'em running like a Swiss watch after getting 40 years of crud out of 'em. Amazing what can build up in a .22 rifle and owners never seem to clean 'em. Amazing.

And, pick up a can of break free powder blast. It's awesome for such problems.
Thanks for your replies, went to you tube for disassembly info and cleaned every nook and cranny I could find even the holes for extractors, so it's clean. Also saw what's involved in taking down the action assembly at my age I don't think I should tackle it, I did replace the recoil spring, rear sight, gun was given to me so some family member will probably want it. I have a Mossberg 702 I bought new some years back with 25 rd. mags great shooter, thanks again to all.
 
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