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Hello,

I'm a long time lurker and now member. I am glad to have found this site since I have been a Marlin owner since my teens. I would like to say hello.

I have an as new unfired 1983 model 60 that I just acquired with an issue. I took it out to the range for the first time yesterday to function check it. I fired only 30 rounds. The first 10 went good then It would not fire, fresh round but no hammer release or anything unless I racked a new round. It only did this twice. I chaulked it up as a weak load not allowing a cocked hammer maybe. After the reload and about 5 shots, I felt a slight trigger slap as the bolt cycled. the rest of the rounds fired fine after that. I got home and upon cleaning noticed there was a gouge in the ejection port at the rear where the bolt handle had impacted. It must have been when I felt the tripper slap. Apparently the bolt rode completely over the hammer impacting on the receiver port. Something is wrong and I hope one of you guys know what is broken allowing this to happen. I had a model 60 from 1983 as a kid and never had issues with that one ever before I sold it.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Hard to say without first hand look see. Maybe the buffer fell apart and the bolt is traveling to far rearward. That would be my guess.

Common problem for the plastic buffers to fall apart with age.
 

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Just took it apart via youtube video and you are right on the money. The buffer is in many pieces. I will need to order another.

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When searching for the buffer. Most sites refer to the new model 60 and old model 60 for this part. I assume I have the old model since it is a 1983 rifle
 

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I got the part in today and have just installed it with no problems. Thanks to you all, this was not an expensive trip to the gunsmith. My rifle was missing an E-Clip for the pin the buffer rides on so I went to Fastenal and bought a bag of 25 of them for $2.50. I'm guessing it is an 1/8th inch E-clip but I may be wrong.

Now tomorrow I will take her out to the range for a function test.
 

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Its all ways good to hear some end up with a easy fix when something goes wrong. Those little 60s are my favorate semi auto 22 out there. Ive had one . not all ways the same one . Since I was about 13. The one I got now was made in the 90s and is sure a nice shooter. Got a 4x9 scope on that baby that brings what your shooting real close to watch. Ive been hoping a guy wiil get back to me about a stainless steel model 60 on arms list. Got twin grand daughters coming up that will be needing a 22.
 

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I got the part in today and have just installed it with no problems. Thanks to you all, this was not an expensive trip to the gunsmith. My rifle was missing an E-Clip for the pin the buffer rides on so I went to Fastenal and bought a bag of 25 of them for $2.50. I'm guessing it is an 1/8th inch E-clip but I may be wrong.

Now tomorrow I will take her out to the range for a function test.
It's 3/32 inch.
 
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