Hello everyone !
I have a model 60 with a 21 inch barrel that has a magazine tube that does not extend to the end of the barrel. My question is...is there an option to/or add a full length magazine tube ?
Thank you in advance for any and all advice !
It would not be an easy mod. The magazine tube mounting band dovetail on the shorter tube is exactly where the opening in the long tube is. You would have to machine a new dovetail on the underside of the barrel where the mounting band is on the long mag tube.
It might work if you used a Spee-D-Loader to fill the magazine tube instead of loading through the magazine port if you tried to use the existing dovetail, but I think the tube would be wobbly since it wouldn't be supported in its full curcumference by the mounting band. It also might be too easy to bend the free end of the mag tube, since it would have a lot more length unsupported.
Just do what I did. Keep a look out for a good used long tube version. Then you can have two model 60's, or in my case, three.
Last edited by Marvlin; 10-24-2012 at 11:09 PM. Reason: better picture
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i refer you to the tread i started a few weeks ago i think i figured out the long tube conversion that's the only way i know of without gunsmithing.
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Thanks for all the replies about my model 60. I think I'll the advice of "Marvlin", and buy a model 60 that already has the longer mag tube. Because if one Marlin 60 is good...then two are better !100_1095.JPG
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