Marlin Model 60 Jamming Problems and How to Fix Them

Marlin Model 60 Jamming Problems and How to Fix Them

In this video I will be covering some malfunctioning problems with the Marlin model 60 .22 rifle. So if you own one of these and you have a loading, feeding, or misfiring issue, I will show you the way to solve the problem. These are very popular little rifles, and the maintenance and cleaning procedures are covered here as well. I hope you find this video useful.


  1. Dillon Dosson on November 7, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    I just disassembled and partially cleaned my Glenfield Model 60 while watching this video. I’ve had the gun for 9 years. From the serial number starting with 24, it looks like it was made in 1976. I bought it and was only able to shoot it consistently for a few months. Then it started to jam every couple shots. I haven’t shot it for a few years. After putting it back together, I just went out and shot 2 1/2 magazines out of it as fast as it would go and I didn’t have a single hiccup!! It’ll need really cleaned and lubricated now to make sure it’s good to go! Thanks a bunch for making the video!! It helped me a bunch!

  2. hudson riley on November 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    Very informative video. Thank you for your help. I wish you had a brighter light but I think I gathered enough to do the job.

  3. John Hoffman on November 7, 2021 at 9:53 pm

    nice video a little better lighting would be helpful thanks JWH

  4. Darin Ruddock on November 7, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    In the very beginning of the video you can see the action is not recoiling back far enough to cycle the rounds, not even close. Watch at 3:30, the 2 shot jam, the first recoil of the action was about 1/4 of what it should be. This could simply be the loads, or it could be something with the gun. Most likely, the loads.

  5. R Dan Pauley on November 7, 2021 at 9:58 pm

    The quiet ammo and the kinked recoil spring was the likely culprit. There is a technique to reinstall the bold at a steep angle to keep the spring from kinking on the guide rod. The parts that you replaced likely had no effect. Poor lighting and part identification. Still better than any video I’ve created. The Mcarbo spring replacement video is better.

  6. Jayson Gammons on November 7, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    I have this model 60 I was wondering anybody out there know where to get good parts I need that plastic buffer

  7. russclark5150 on November 7, 2021 at 9:59 pm

    Hear damaged and cracked recoil bigger ?

  8. Wayne Jenkins on November 7, 2021 at 10:01 pm

    Great video!!! I’ve been down this road before and rebuilt two Model 60’s. I found myself so intensely watching that when you reconditioned that screw, I caught myself blowing the metal filing out of the way when you filed the slot. Lol

  9. Longshot_44 on November 7, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    I don’t even own this gun, but I’m watching this video just to better understand firearm malfunctions and their causes in general. Thanks for this upload!

  10. Clayton on November 7, 2021 at 10:03 pm

    Mine is flipping up the ass end of the shell first when feedinand the bullet end is getting hung down in the feeding part,,wander if I need new feeding parts,,and this started happening after I gave it a thorough cleaning

  11. thebad300 on November 7, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    on mine the last round jams and damages the led

  12. Joaco Gomez on November 7, 2021 at 10:10 pm

    I thought this was Hickock45 for a moment

  13. jackfrosty79ify on November 7, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    You just got jamed lol

  14. I'M DEPLORABLE on November 7, 2021 at 10:13 pm

    I bought a used Model 60 in 1978 from a guy at work. I loved that gun. I never had a feeding problem or any other issue with it. Never. Great little gun.

    Excellent video. Great job explaining the process of disassembly and reassembly.
    I think you could use more light, though, especially with the close-up.
    Thanks for the education.

  15. Chris Chiampo on November 7, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    I Run My Model 60SS Dry And Clean it Every 250-300rds It Runs Flawless It Has The Heavy Stainless Barrel 😀😊😀

  16. Kayak1088 on November 7, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    What if it’s the ammunition? It’ll still shoot premium ammo good .. it’s only the cheap stuff that misfires. It has never been cleaned though.

  17. james milton on November 7, 2021 at 10:14 pm

    where did you get the parts i have revelation 120 with failure to load also

  18. Jacob Roy on November 7, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    What scope is that on your rifle? I want it

  19. Jason King on November 7, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Great video. I had one do this and come to find out I had the for end screw to tight and was putting pressure on the mag tube. I backed it off and problem solved. That god for internet forums. lol

  20. Randolph Begaye on November 7, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Where can i get a marlin 60 reciever? Their pretty much just cast, my brother was climbing up on some rocks and dropped my gun and the housing receiver cracked.

  21. Brandon L on November 7, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    Thank you sir !

  22. David Lotti on November 7, 2021 at 10:21 pm

    Rule of thumb keep all semi autos clean for optimal operating

  23. Chris Chen on November 7, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I tried to count how many of these we have in our family and stopped counting at 18.

  24. Doug Cooley on November 7, 2021 at 10:25 pm

    what about the horrible trigger pull?

  25. Earl Gallup on November 7, 2021 at 10:26 pm

    Thanks Boss man.

  26. Gokma Sahala on November 7, 2021 at 10:28 pm


  27. Andrew Phillips on November 7, 2021 at 10:28 pm

    thanks never would of got mine without this.Where can i get those e clips? hardware store?

  28. lekcir lekcir on November 7, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Try some lighting

  29. Rick Boudreau on November 7, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    I have a tip on removing the c clips,with your flat head screwdriver push the c clip at the opening,till the screwdriver contacts the post,this will take the tension off the c clip,now take a very small screwdriver and slide the clip off " no force needed" the clip will not go flying.

  30. Robert Deweerd on November 7, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Can you Add Where the parts were purchased and Part numbers.

  31. Keith Taylor on November 7, 2021 at 10:29 pm

    Precisely what mine is doing

  32. NLINE7 on November 7, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    Nice informative video, I have the Marlin 990 semi-auto .22lr. It’s a 1979 year production. It is the same internal parts as the Model 60. Marlin 60 & Ruger 10/22 are two of the best .22’s to me.

  33. Clayton on November 7, 2021 at 10:34 pm

    And another problem as well,,with the magazine full after a shot of it gets hung up with a shell or fires,,bullies has gotten hung up on magazine some how,,I have to take inner out and bump the gun for the bullets to get to feeding rail,,all of this started after cleaning,,any help would b appreciated,,and I have went back and run cleaning Burch though the mag,,no burs,,can’t seem to see a lip either

  34. Larry Alexander on November 7, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Just a heads-up. Remington went bankrupt . Ruger bought Marlin and not sure of thier plans for it. From what I hear they do plan on bringing back the lever action. I had been looking for a 336 30/30 for good while.finally got one this past sat. Needed a good cleaning and some rust removal.

  35. Gary Lavorgna on November 7, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Another great video. I always learn a lot watching your gun and hunting videos. Your experience and your calm teaching method are a great resource for all shooters. I just got a trigger spring kit from MCARBO for my model 60 that I hope to put in next week. Thanks

  36. Kewdo1 on November 7, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Any idea where I can find an old style inner magazine tube?

  37. BoogalooBoy1776 on November 7, 2021 at 10:36 pm

    Step 1 Throw the Marlin 60 in the dumpster.
    Step 2 Buy a Ruger 10/22.
    Step 3 Done.

  38. Tht1guy63 on November 7, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Several thousand rounds through my model 60 so far only has jammed a few times and came down to just the ammo. Was some old american eagle ammo that probly was older than me.

  39. Grumpy Old Fart on November 7, 2021 at 10:37 pm

    Mine feeds fine but don’t eject right

  40. Frito on November 7, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    I just inherited one of these from my dad and it has a problem with loading. The bullets don’t always go all the way into the shaft because when I go to put the rod back in, it stops part way. If I take it back out, shake it a bit, dance with it, then try again and it’ll go all the way in.

  41. Craig Jacob on November 7, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Thanks for the tutorial. I just bought my wife one made in the 80’s used online. Where do you buy your spare parts? Thanks

  42. Ray on November 7, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Lighting was challenging….

  43. Brent Compton on November 7, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    My dad had one like it. I wish I got when my dad died I shot it when I was a kid.

  44. Monty Crain on November 7, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    If you live in dusty conditions or extreme cold powdered graphite may be a better choice than oil. It always works to slick up locks too.

  45. Zee Bulb on November 7, 2021 at 10:40 pm

    I have a Marlin Model 989 22LR M2 Carbine with the 7 round removable magazine and I’ve never had one single jam or misfeed in all the almost 50 years I’ve owned it. Perhaps this problem is more indicative of the Glenfield/Marlin Model 60 with the tubular magazine?

  46. james milton on November 7, 2021 at 10:42 pm

    i just received a revelation 120/model 60 and the shell is not picking up sometimes also to chamber.Where did you get the parts sir?

  47. Franklin on November 7, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    I cleaned mine, removing bolt and such, then read up on the type. Using the serial number, mine is a 1985 with the hold open bolt when the ammunition supply is exhausted, has the 22 inch barrel, and 18 round capacity because that tube extends almost to the end of the barrel. It also has the stock reinforcing screw located behind the trigger guard. It is still an inexpensive gun, bought new off the rack, and now that I think about it, I probably bought it at Big 5 Sporting Goods, or was it Wal-Mart, gosh I can’t remember, but it is nice to know that it has the collectible features such as described that a knowledgeable Model 60 collector finds desirable, and before the liberal nut jobs have gone overboard with their foolishness. The patented 1 in 16 twist micro groove rifling makes it a tack driver. I enjoyed your video.

  48. Pete Jansen on November 7, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Exactly what I needed to learn for my son 60SS that was jamming every round today. Thanks. I’ll probably just order new parts and be done with it. Cleaning may fix it bit I’d be more comfortable if I’m going in that deep to just replace the parts. It’s a beautiful rifle..

  49. Delete This on November 7, 2021 at 10:46 pm

    40 years ago grandma gave me a Marlin 60 for my 10th birthday and it’s been in the closet since then cause i didn’t know where to load the shells till i saw this video . thanks

  50. Rickey Cooley on November 7, 2021 at 10:48 pm

    I have a Winchester my mom gave me in the mid 70s. I’ve shot a blue million rounds Thur it. It started doing the same thing as yours. What say you?