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Loading and unloading a lever action Marlin

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Cheers Bucky
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Thanks Bucky. That looks pretty easy. I'll have to load up my lever guns and see if they work that smoothly. They haven't been out of the safe for awhile so they might enjoy being fondled again. ;)

OK; I tried this on my rifles. For some reason, it didn't go as smoothly as the video.
The 35 Rem. spit the shell out about half way and I was able to pull it out with my fingers.
The 30-30 didn't release the shell at all.
Not sure why?? Maybe because the gates are smaller? Maybe because the rifle are still pretty tight, even though they are 25+ years old? Maybe it works best with the Big Bore rifles? Maybe I need to give my levers more range time??????
Hopefully, others will test this technique on their levers and report back. I would be curious to know.
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