Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:53 PM
The Glenfield M60... Well it is probably my favorite repeating .22 rifle I have several of them from the Glenfield Golden 50 (the 50'th anniversary of Glenfield), M60, the Marlin M60 (1 of each stock patterns and coins). The first and most important thing about this design is when you take it apart do so in a plastic bag or you will never find all the parts, total disassembly is not necessary unless there is a broken spring. You can pull the rear cross pin and pull down and back from the rear on the firing mechanism and then the bolt will come out by pulling it to the rear 3/4" and down be careful not to let the operating spring pop out and hit you in the face, it is not easy to lose since it is almost a foot long. The firing block contains almost every part except the trigger and bolt in one piece sandwiched by 2 side plates, they will come apart but you do not wish to do this under any circumstance because 6-7 springs will go in 6-7 different directions at which point the game is over. If you disassemble down to the firing block and bolt carrier you can resolve most any problem that you will have, just take it down and spray Gun Scrubber or Brake Parts Cleaner then with a light coat of machine oil. The lighter the oil you use in this rifle the less you will have to re clean everything, it will shoot aprox. 5,000 rounds before failure to eject which is the #1 problem with this action. 99.9% of failures in this rifle is powder and carbon deposits keeping it from going into battery or the extractor claws get grit down in them and it will not eject a spent round, compressed air and a good cleaning solvent will remedy this without having to do a full tear down and cleaning. I hope this sheds some insight on your project and you get it up and running soon because these are fun little rifles and extremely accurate for a semi-auto .22, the Glenfield's for the most part do not have the newer "Micro Grove" rifling and are even more accurate than the Marlin M60. Good Luck and if you have any problems just post them and I or some of our other resident gun guys will do what we can to get you back in the game ASAP... "T"
Tony "T" Gilmore: USBR M.D./National USBR B.O.D. & Web Master, NRA Certified Rifle Instructor, NRA Recruiter, 4H Volunteer, Certified 4H Shooting Instructor & 4H Overnight Chaperone
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