Marlin 336 question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 35whitetail, Aug 18, 2013.

  1. 35whitetail

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    I was cleaning my 336 in .35 Remington and the bolt went all the way forward without the lever put in place first. I am unable to get the blot to the rear to put the lever back in. I was wondering if anyone had a problem like this before and can I avoid a trip to the gunsmith or should I just go.
     
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  2. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Welcome to the forum.Its kind of hard to say what to do with out seeing it.If you dobt that you can get it out of there without any damage I would say.yes take it to a smith or local gun shop.
     

  3. 35whitetail

    35whitetail Member

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    Yea that's what I was thinking....just want to see if anyone had any issues like this before.
     
  4. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

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    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum !!

    +1 on taking it to a gunsmith...

    Let us know how you make out with your problem...
     
  5. 35whitetail

    35whitetail Member

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    Will do, thanks for the welcome
     
  6. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    Welcome to the forum! Don't be shy.
     
  7. glock26USMC

    glock26USMC Well-Known Member Supporting

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    Welcome to the forum !
     
  8. 444Hal

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    Set it horizontal (like you were shooting it), tap the sides right behind the loading gate. That should drop the locking bolt down out of the way. Or you can get up in there where the hook on the lever goes up inside and pull it down yourself, releasing the bolt.
    Then just run a rod down the barrel to push the bolt out.
     
  9. 35whitetail

    35whitetail Member

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    I'll give it a try and let u know how it works out. Thanks for the advice.
     
  10. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    I would try to get a wooden dowel and try to slowly tap it out
     
  11. 35whitetail

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    Just a quick update. I taped on the loading port side with a rubber mallet and the bolt slid right out with a little pressure from a wooden dowel. Great advice and saved me a trip tithe gunsmith. Thanks for the help!
     
  12. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Glad it worked out
     
  13. 444Hal

    444Hal Well-Known Member

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    Should have thought of this sooner, so you'd know what I'm talking about.....

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    It locks the bolt in and also sets the "head space" and pushes the split fireing pin up into alignment to strike the primer.
     
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  14. 35whitetail

    35whitetail Member

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    Good picture 444hal. I guess that's why a picture is worth a thousand words. Thanks for the help.
     
  15. RTDiehl

    RTDiehl New Member

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    Has anyone had an issue while firing their 30-30 where the breach would not open after firing?
     
  16. 444Hal

    444Hal Well-Known Member

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    Only on old brass that split at the head. Had to run a patch down the barrel to push out the blown case.
    Is this reloaded stuff that maybe wasn't sized or loaded too hot?
     
  17. Nogoat

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    Likely it was reloaded to many times. When resize the brass it gets thinner little by little. That is for full length resizing, neck resizing I have never tried.


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