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Old January 9th, 2017, 12:38 PM   #1
 
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Question Problem with a friends Marlin 1894

Hi guys it seems that I have been visiting here quite a bit lately. I met a fellow online that lives about 40 miles away after chatting with him he has a Marlin 1894 .357 Carbine this rifle is JM Stamped I am guessing it does have the pre-cross bolt safety etc he is having problems with this gun cycling ammo smoothly especially using .38 Special. His rifle has been serviced locally but most likely by someone who really doesn't know Lever Action Rifles. Who would he be able to send his rifle to for repair?? Someone that specializes in Lever Action Rifles??



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try using cowboy loaded 357 rounds.
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Old January 9th, 2017, 03:50 PM   #3
 
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Is he using semi wad cutters? Is he using aluminum cased ammo? I have had a bit of trouble with semi wad cutter. Aluminum cased ammo it won't work in a marlin as stated in the manual and witnessed by me trying to use it before reading the manual.
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I've heard that from some CAS that the Marlins don't like SW ammo, he may have to shoot rounds nose, or round nose flat points. I just use the .357 case, and load it lite for plinking, but the 73 disgust everything I've feed it. I would play with different case, .357 over the 38 Sp. load a few of each and test them. The gun will tell him.
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I have also found that if the lever mechanism is not lube adequately you will have trouble work it.
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I have heard that the shorter case 38 special doesn't like to cycle as well in them.
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I have the 1894 JM, pre crossbolt safety and it sounds like he's about to experience the dreaded Marlin jam. It has nothing to do with whether he has a JM or Remlin or pre or post crossbolt safety. It has to do with the snail-shaped cam on the lever cutting a notch into the bottom of the lifter. He'll eventually starting feeding multiple rounds & jam the the gun up completely. There is a fix, which I have performed on mine, & it's a little involved, but it's well worth doing and he can go to the Marlin Owners forum for exact instructions or just google Marlin jam and he'll find it.

It also helps to remove the magazine tube cap & spring & clean out the magazine tube with something like CLP. The magazine tube rusts over time from moisture/sweat being transferred into the tube from hand to cartridge to tube. cleaning out the rust & keeping the tube well lube helps feeding issues. He should also consider replacing the follower with a stainless steel or brass follower. It will feed much more smoothly and help with all kinds of ammo.
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