Lever doesn't lock up or releases with light tap?

Discussion in 'Lever Action' started by crosseyed willie, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. crosseyed willie

    crosseyed willie New Member

    When the lever has been cycled it will return to lock against stock,however with just a slight and I do mean slight tap on the stock it will release and fall approximately 1/4".
    So the question is what needs to be done to it to fix and or repair this issue?
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2012
  2. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    Have you cleaned and lubricated it lately willie ?!
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2012

  3. hunter5567

    hunter5567 Well-Known Member

    The lever latch probably needs lubrication or removal to clean it up and the recess it sits in and maybe replace the spring. Its the little button on the lever that latches when the lever is fully closed.
  4. duster066

    duster066 Well-Known Member Supporting


    Yup. Maybe it's worn or has been modified. Lightening up the force of that latch is a trick used for competition. Maybe someone went to far. Should be an easy fix.
  5. crosseyed willie

    crosseyed willie New Member

    Thanks I'll look at it a little closer
  6. Big Shrek

    Big Shrek Well-Known Member

    How old is it??

    If its over 20 years old...ALL springs are suspect...
    Hrm, gotta get J&P Springs on that...they don't have a 336 kit yet ;)
    At least Marlin & Numrich have the springs you need!!