New 795 - Questions

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by Deacon Snitch, Aug 7, 2012.

  1. Deacon Snitch

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    Just got a brand new 795 and I have some questions. It is my first and only Marlin firearm so far.
    Hoping some of you with experience with these can help me out here.


    1. The magazine fits in there really tight. Will this loosen up enough for an empty mag to drop out when the release is pressed? Will it loosen up at all?
    2. Does anyone make an extended bolt release lever?
    3. Does anyone have write-up on cutting down the polymer stock so it's better fitted for a youngster?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Big Shrek

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    Time will help wear it in. Or you can take some sandpaper wrapped around a dowel to the magwell and hone it a bit ;)
    Just SMOOTH it with a few strokes, don't go nuts in there with a Dremel or you'll have the opposite problem!!
    It is meant for a relatively tight fit, as it feeds the ammo precisely...

    Not yet. I'm keeping an eye out for that myself...

    Poly stocks are a pain in the rump to cut down...
    I'll note that LOP is over-rated...as a young Boy Scout I shot with the Big Boys Rifles...and worked myself around them, instead of the other way around.
    I was still clobbering the cans, so I considered it a "thing that would get better as I grew up"...
    A few years later, after a serious growth spurt, I found that regular stocks were too short...so I got used to modifying myself to the rifle...
    which means I can pick up pretty much ANYTHING and use it with a minimum of issue...at 6'3" tall now many rifles are undersized...
    so a slip-on buttpad goes everywhere with me now...or I treat 'em like M-4's with the stock adust stuck at its lowest setting ;)
    Kids will find a way...and the 795 is a fairly small rifle anyway, so it shouldn't be an issue for long...
    Or you can find a 989 or 995 or old 70/70HC Wood stock from Numrich/etc and cut it to fit...
    then add the section back on later...or put the OEM stock back on when they get bigger.
     

  3. 72Camaro

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    My daughter had her 795 out last night shooting it and I had previously greased the internals and in not much time it was mucking up and not sliding as smoothly after about 100 rounds. I'm now using CLR for lubrication and it seems a bunch smoother on the action.

    Another thing I found very strange was my .17hmr I get carbon fouling turning the cleaning patches black shooting ballistics and never green, on the .22lr for the 795 was all brass fouling turning the cleaning patches green and not black using the bulk Federal and no carbon fouling, using the same cleaner.
     
  4. Deacon Snitch

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    I found some discussion elsewhere online of folks shortening synthetic stocks. I don't really care if it's wood or synthetic, but I am going to buy an additional one before attempting this. A longer stock would be fine for her if she's only shooting off a bench rest, but having a shorter stock would help when shooting from stance. If I cut down a synthetic stock for it, I'll do a complete step-by-step writeup for y'all.

    Upon inspecting it when I got it home, I noticed the rear site was crooked, with the rear of it too far to the right. (I'll upload a photo later.) I wasn't sure how much of a difference that woul make. But then I took it to the range for the first time yesterday, and it was shooting over an inch to the right.... at 25 feet. Elevation was fine. That rear sight is fixed on there good and tight. How would I go about removing and reinstalling this so I can correct the issue?
     
  5. axxe55

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    Deacon, if you get a chance, post a few pictures of the sight and maybe we can come up sith a solution to help you out.
     
  6. Deacon Snitch

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    Attached...
     

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  7. 72Camaro

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    ^^^There should not be that much sideways give to make it that far off. If I was a betting man I would say the sight is made incorrectly and you need a new one or the knotch was cut wrong and in that case you will need a new rifle barrel. That needs to go back for warranty work. Or, put a scope on it and be done with it, you will want to sooner or later, just get it done.
     
  8. greyhawk50

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    Woh doggies!!
    That looks crazy. Kinda hard to tell from the picture.
    Could be that the dovetail notch isn't cut straight on the barrel. If that is the case, you could send it back for warranty or replace the factory sight with one that flips up like they have on the Ruger 10/22.
    Or , could be that the sight plate was crooked on the dovetail block when it was soldered. (that is what it looks like to me) If that is the case, replacing the sight with a good one would fix it. Or, like 72 Camaro said, put a scope on it.
    To adjust, remove or install a dovetail sight; Secure the rifle in some manner. Use a brass or hard plastic dowel as a punch along with a small hammer. Using sharp, firm taps on the dowel until it breaks loose. Once it breaks loose, it should move fairly easy. I have used a steel drift punch but it will most likely deform the sight block or mark the barrel if it slips.
    Hope this helps.
     
  9. Deacon Snitch

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    Bummer. :(
    I want to teach my young'un to shoot on iron sights before going to optics. Could it be that the thing is on there crooked? That I could take it off and put it back on again straight? Otherwise, I guess I'll be contacting Marlin.

    Edit: didn't realize it was soldered on there. Dang. I really don't want to try breaking something loose on a brand new rifle.
     
  10. 72Camaro

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    I didn't think anything was soldered. I've replaced rear sights like they have talked about and you can probably get a new one if the dove tail is not crooked, brass punch works fine as mentioned and the front sight is solid so you will tap it right and left until you have it centered. Not that big of a deal.
     
  11. greyhawk50

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    The sight isn't soldered to the barrel. The sight plate may be soldered to the dovetail block and then polished.
    I can't tell from the picture. Some sights, a few, are one piece formed steel. Some have the sight plate welded to the dovetail block and then polished. Other sight plates are soldered and then polished.
    Removing the sight with a punch shouldn't be that difficult as long as you are careful.
    If it is a "brand new rifle", I would look into taking or sending it back to be fixed.
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2012
  12. Deacon Snitch

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    Looked brand new when I got it home from Gander Mountain...
     
  13. Deacon Snitch

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    Just got off the phone with Marlin customer support .I'll be sending it back to the factory via a UPS label they've provided in an email. The gentleman on the phone was polite and helpful. Hopefully the rest of the process will proceed likewise.
     
  14. Deacon Snitch

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    Owing to work and family, I didn't get it sent off for a couple months. Remington received it at their Ilion NY plant on Oct 22nd. Remington's online repair progress tracker provides no information about it. I called today and was told the gun was replaced on Nov 1st, and I can expect it back 30-45 days from then.

    The ironic thing is I bought this instead of a 10/22 because I repeatedly read that these are more accurate out of the box. :eek:
     
  15. Deacon Snitch

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    UPS delivered the gun today. They came Friday and Monday but I wasn't home.
    Remington sent me an email to notify me the repair was complete, but didn't provide any shipping information.
    I received a whole new gun instead of having mine repaired. Looks good after a quick visual inspection.
    The Remington repair status page was never useful to me. I checked it regularly. It always said there was no information. The only time it said different was the day after they received it, telling me that it had been received.
     
  16. SHOOTER13

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    So, you got a brand new gun, in your hands now, correct !?

    Sounds like problem solved.

    Post a range report when you find the time...
     
  17. Deacon Snitch

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    Yes, that is correct; 6+ weeks after they received the flawed new firearm from me, I received back a new replacement that appears to be in very good condition. Hopefully I can find time to test it this weekend.
     
  18. 72Camaro

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    Good things take time.
     
  19. duster066

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    Hi Point would have had you a new gun in about 4 days.:cool:
     
  20. Deacon Snitch

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    I've heard nothing but great things about Hi-Point's customer service... the kind of things you wish you'd hear about every company with whom you do business. I plan on buying one of their carbines eventually.