Model 17 VS question

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by Nibornonnel, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. Nibornonnel

    Nibornonnel New Member

    In about 2004 I bought this rifle and have enjoyed it a lot. I have an over the top Leopold scope on it but it works really well on prairie dogs. I was in Wyoming last week and on the second day the handle on the bolt broke off! This was completely unexpected, the rifle has never been abused and I have never had this happen on any other rim fire gun I own. Is this a problem someone else has experienced? The only "problem" I have had with this rifle is extraction of the shells at times. A firm pull back helps with this issue but I can't believe that would break off a bolt handle. Thanks for any comments.