New to the Forum, New non working Marlin 795 owner question

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by theantichrysler, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. theantichrysler

    theantichrysler New Member

    Hello everyone, I like the way this forum is set up. Glad to be a member!

    I bought a Brand new Marlin 795 from "Big R". I took it out for the 1st time today and the trigger is dead, I didn't even get 1 round to fire. It doesn't dry fire either with or w/o magazine installed.

    I bought this gun to train my kids gun safety/handling/accuracy and they were quite disappointed when it wouldn't function.

    Is there something easy to fix on these? I really don't want to deal with "Big R's" NO return on firearms policy.

    Thanks in advance for the advice!
  2. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    Welcome and I'm sure we can help you out. As far as no returns, your first option may just be an exchange, if there is a mechanical problem.

    The trigger won't move at all? Will the bolt cycle, lock back all the way, and stay open 2/3rds of the way with an empty magazine in? The last thing is he last shot hold open of the bolt.

    I'm also going to say something very basic and please don't be offended, is the safety on?

    You can also take it apart and give it a good cleaning. These are mass produced and there will potentially be metal chips/shavings, cutting oil, protective coatings etc that need to be cleaned out. There are all kinds of you tube videos on dissembly and cleaning.

    Please provide some more information if the store won't exchange it for a working model. Also, if the store won't exchange it, you can contact Marlin customer support, explain what is wrong. Tell them you want it fixed. They should pay shipping and give instructions on how to return. They will make it right.
    Last edited: Aug 23, 2015

  3. greyhawk50

    greyhawk50 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the Marlin Forum. Glad that you have joined us.
  4. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum
  5. theantichrysler

    theantichrysler New Member


    Thanks for the Welcome everyone!!!

    The Bolt will cycle and lock with an empty magazine. The trigger doesn't move with the safety on and the trigger does move with the safety off. The trigger doesn't activate the firing pin at all it seems.
    I have no idea if the bolt holds open after the last shot, because I haven't even got one round to fire.

    Thanks for the reply!
  6. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    There are several disassembly/reassembly videos on you tube. Take yours apart and see if the firing pin is free to move in the bolt. It may just have some crud in there and not allow it to move.
  7. theantichrysler

    theantichrysler New Member


    I haven't taken it apart yet. At 20:20 of this video [ame][/ame] the trigger clicks, Mine does not do that, my trigger just pulls back freely without resistance.
  8. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

    On that videos. Before you actuate the hammer like he does at about 6:15, take a paper clip or a piece of wire and put it through the eye of the hammer strut where it sticks out of the strut bridge to secure the hammer spring, like he does starting right around 11:00 minutes. It can go back together, but save yourself the trouble.

    I purchased a 995 action from Numerich, which is basically the same as the 795 action without the last shot hold open feature. The hammer strut bridge would rotate between the sideplates and not allow the hammer, disconnector, trigger to reset. You may have a similar issue, verify that hammer strut bridge is aligned correctly in the side plates, he puts it back in starting around 11:20 in the video.

    I had to return the defective 995 action to Numerich and they sent me a new one that was correct.
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
  9. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporting

    Welcome to the Marlin Firearms Forum !!
  10. bountybuddy

    bountybuddy Member

    A friend suggested I take my 795SS out and try to shoot it before I sent it back to Marlin, which I did. Low and behold my gun fired perfectly. I can not cock my 795SS if I do not chamber a round. This must be a safety precaution so a person does not damage the rifle by dry firing it. No mention was made of this anywhere so I did not know it. I carefully read everything before I was going to fire it. Now it is to cold to shoot in Michigan. Nest year I'll start firing some of the many rounds I bought for it. I still plan on shooting in the Appletree. Many thanks to all of you. Shoot safe.