Marlin magazine follower

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by eiualumni, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. eiualumni

    eiualumni Member

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    What year did Marlin change the magazine follower on 336 30-30 to handle the new Hornady Leverevolution, 160 gr FTX ammo.
     
  2. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    i was not aware they changed the follower for that ammo. as far as i know the Hornady Leverevolution ammo will work in any tube magazine rifle.
     

  3. cjn79

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    Ya I'm with you here. Never heard that either and know for a fact the leverevolution works in the older guns.
     
  4. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    i have used some of that Hornady ammo in my Winchester M94 and i know it was made in the early 1990's, which is way before Hornady ever started making it.

    now Marlin may have changed the follower, but not that i aware of, but if they did, i doubt it was because of the ammo made by Hornady. if i am wrong, please someone post information about it please.

    once i thought i was wrong, but i was mistaken!:D
     
  5. eiualumni

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    I asked because I read that a dimple was put in the follower to hold the soft point and thus allowing the last shell to load without getting hung up. Just bought a box and am going to run them through the 30-30 and see what happens. Also going to pull out the follower and take a look.
     
  6. axxe55

    axxe55 Well-Known Member

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    if you take it out the follower, please post some pictures so we can see if there is a difference. this may be some new feature they are adding to them, that some of us may not have heard of yet. thanks.
     
  7. eiualumni

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    Took out the plastic follower that had a dimple in it and replaced it with a stainless steel follower that is polished with a dimple. Works much better than the plastic follower and my guess is because of the polished smooth service.