New to the Lever Guns

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by GDCpony, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. GDCpony

    GDCpony New Member

    So I have shot the Marlin .22's for decades. Now i picked up a 336BL and 1895GBL for a re-enlistment and Christmas gift. I love the rounds and will probably watch my daughter use the 30-30 while I get some deer with the 45-70.


    I look forward to build some loads up once I have the components. For now factory fodder is on tap. Want to ring steel and see how far I can push it. I will be asking for some cast loads for these.

    Unfortunately, the barrel in the 1895GBL was really rough and copper fouled in 14 rounds. I also couldn't get the sight up high enough to get the rounds up to paper at 50yds. I am sending her back to be worked on. Marlin's service seems OK for now. Just hope I get it back in time to take with me to 29 Stumps and kill a couple yotes with in the latter half of Feb.
  2. msharley

    msharley Well-Known Member

    Hey G,

    Welcome to the Marlin Forum.

    Way to go! Pics of a great pair of Marlins .......on your first post!!

    Did you try Sweet's 7.62 Solvent? JB Bore Shine/Polish?

    Let us know...

    Later, Mark

  3. Hammer

    Hammer Member

    I like sweets. It gets the job done for me.
  4. SheriffJoe

    SheriffJoe New Member

    Sweets should do it although a bit harsh. You could use the "Copper Remover" version of Hoppe's No. 9. Redo a day or two later.
    You can also pass a .475 caliber bronze brush a few times to increase pressure on the deposits without any harm. I like the .50 caliber RamRodz forced into the barrel for a better wipe of the bore.