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My 1984 in .44 Rem Mag jams up on the ejection cycle of the lever action cycle. Others at the range said I have the Marlin jam. I mean it locks up tight. You have to remove the screw and handle to get the gun back in action and then it doesn't last long. Initially when I was able to clear it, I'd be able to shoot for the next 15-20 shots before it would lock up again. I thought it would work better if I only put seven rounds in the tube instead of 8, it did for a short time. Ruger and Marlin are not offering any services at this time. I'd like some references to repair places or ideas to get this repaired with a minimum of cost and hassle. Please let me know of your experiences and suggestions.
 

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Don't have a Marlin 1894 yet(but will soon) but i have seen a few utube videos explaining what causes the jam and how to fix it. From what i've seen involves using a small jig saw blade afixed to your carrier. Just do a search of Marlin jam for a better description of what steps to take.
 

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An experienced gunsmith should be able to deal with it. There are guys on here who can give you advice and who have fixed them. Sometimes it's just a matter of tightening the lever screw or making sure the lever arm and lifter are straight and parallel. Even though the lever feeding/extraction design is pretty simple on Marlins, it's a good idea to go over it with a pro. Call Paducah Shooter's Supply as well. They have a lot of experience as well as parts. Talk to the gunsmith/repair department and see if they can help, or if you don't have a local guy, send it in. I've heard good things about them and just sent them a 39a rescue project. I won't know for a while yet, but I liked the way they handled my questions on the phone.
 
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