Loading and unloading a lever action Marlin

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Bucky, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    [ame]http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DCn3fxRhmB8[/ame]

    Cheers Bucky
     
  2. greyhawk50

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    Thanks Bucky. That looks pretty easy. I'll have to load up my lever guns and see if they work that smoothly. They haven't been out of the safe for awhile so they might enjoy being fondled again. ;)

    OK; I tried this on my rifles. For some reason, it didn't go as smoothly as the video.
    The 35 Rem. spit the shell out about half way and I was able to pull it out with my fingers.
    The 30-30 didn't release the shell at all.
    Not sure why?? Maybe because the gates are smaller? Maybe because the rifle are still pretty tight, even though they are 25+ years old? Maybe it works best with the Big Bore rifles? Maybe I need to give my levers more range time??????
    Hopefully, others will test this technique on their levers and report back. I would be curious to know.
     
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  3. Bucky

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    greyhawk

    Yeah Mate !
    I recon the carrier may need to be worked a little

    Cheers
    Bucky
     
  4. hombre243

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    Ouch

    Bucky, the gate on my 336 3030 has a very tight spring. I chip nails when I load. I haven't tried that method of unloading. I never even thought to try it. I will. It sure looks like a safer way to unload.

    (That's the way I unload my pump shotgun.)

    Anyway, what is the remedy for a sharp edged loading port and a heavy springed gate? Gunsmith? Or is there something I can do?
     
  5. j_gundel

    j_gundel New Member

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    This really works well with my 1984C. If you hold the gate in the right place it will unload all of the shells at once. I usually do it near the bed and they all end up in a pile. Thanks for the video.
     
  6. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    PS

    ...and I hate it when I chip a nail or mess up the polish.:rolleyes:
     
  7. FOUR4D4

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    How does that work with magizine tube spring pressure?
     
  8. FOUR4D4

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    What caliber bullets are them darn?Marlin 450

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZIIV0AO9E4&feature=related[/ame]
     
  9. Bucky

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    Worse when my fish net stockings get snagged in the lever action when cycling over
     
  10. oldbrass

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    anybody tried this with a 30-30 ?? I don`t wanna chip a nail :D
     
  11. Rich1028

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    I tried it,I can not get it do work like that...but then again...what do I know.lol
     
  12. hombre243

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    Loading gate blues

    The loading gate on my 336/30-30 is very tight. I tried the fast unload like on the video and I can't do it either. The edges are sharp and need some honing to smooth them out. I wasn't joking as much as complaining when I said it chipped my nails. The edges are sharp enough to cut.
     
  13. 28Shooter

    28Shooter Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    That's why I wear bluejeans...
     
  14. 1894

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    When I end the day of hiking with a rifle , I eject the one in the chamber and roll out the next one. Stuff both rounds back in the magazine with an empty chamber.
    End of the season of hiking around with a marlin , I just repeat the " roll out the next round " until the magazine is empty. Never a round chambered .
     
  15. xwrench3

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    boy, do i feel dumb. i have owned my 30-30 since 1976, and have always racked every shell out of it at the end of the day.
     
  16. Bucky

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    Tried it, don't know what they did, maybe a trick.

    Back to standard, thanks to Hombre !
     
  17. hombre243

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    Duh!

    I am in the dark...HUH?
     
  18. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    OH Yeah!


    Now I remember...the loading gate part...
     
  19. xwrench3

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    while this works well with my 1895 45-70, it does not work at all with my 30-30 (which is a Glenfield 30as). maybe it was something that was addressed in later years as safety concernes became a bigger issue (like the push button hammer block safety).
     
  20. FOUR4D4

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    Its a larger caliber their using like i stated earlir a marlin 450