ALWAYS clear your weapon before doing any work on it and make sure it is pointed in a safe direction. Use common sense and be safe with your firearms. ALL work in this article is for informational purposes only. Leave the gun plumbing to a trained gunsmith.
The receiver on Marlin 60 rifles are made out of fairly low grade aluminum and might be completely ruined in the process of removing the barrel. Miso Beno and 230Grain.com are not responsible for you ruining your rifle, or harming yourself by following the instructions in this article. This is merely for instructional purposes so please please please don’t sue us if you blow your fingers off.
All orientation is based on the muzzle pointed away from the user and the sights being on top of the gun.
Why would you remove the barrel off of a Marlin Model 60? They’re awesome barrels!
I picked up this lovely laser gun for a song and wanted to have a little fun with the barrel on a lathe.
Oh. Okay. So how do I destroy my Marlin/Glenfield Model 60 just like you did?
Field strip your rifle and put your parts where you wont lose them. It’s particularly frustrating when you can’t find those important parts like “screws” when you go to reassemble you rifle.
Now lets identify the parts you’re going to be smacking with a hammer. Locate your barrel pin, magazine tube, magazine tube pin, and the breech face of your barrel (inside of the receiver).
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Now you’ll have to find the following tools
I think I found everything, now what?
1 Punch large enough to drive the barrel pin out of the gun
1 Punch small enough to drive the magazine tube pin out of the gun
1 wooden dowel long and enough to allow you to pound on the breech face without damaging the receiver
1 ball peen hammer
2 bench blocks.
Brass or aluminum vise jaws
Through some brilliant deduction I was able to determine that my Marlin 60’s barrel pin was installed from right to left; thus I would have to drive it out from left to right so I would not damage my receiver. Remember to use your bench blocks to support your receiver and barrel while you are driving the pin out. If the pin doesn’t give you any trouble then proceed to the next step. If it does not budge check to make sure you are attempting to drive the pin out from the correct direction.
Now remove the pin holding the magazine tube in place and attempt to remove the magazine tube without damaging it. I’m not sure what the secret handshake Is to get it out but I managed to get mine out by pulling it out away from the receiver.
Place your pins somewhere safe so you do not lose them.
Great! The pins are out, now can we remove the barrel?
You sure can. Put the aluminum or brass jaws on your vise, and gently close down on the receiver with the barrel pin hole in the middle of the jaws and the muzzle pointed towards the floor. I suggest using a piece of heavy duty fabric to protect the finish of the receiver, and clamp down wrist tight. Do not clamp down anywhere on the receiver where there is no internal support or you will crush it and render your firearm useless.
Take the wooden dowel and place it on the breech face and start hitting the end of the dowel that is free with your hammer. Slowly increase your hitting force until you see the barrel moving, when the barrel gets close to coming out of the receiver attempt to remove it with your hands. Eventually the barrel will come out with hand pressure and your 22LR will be completely ruined.
OH GOD SPLINES.