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I think I found out why my Marlin was looking for a new home at the LGS. It has a bad habit of "letting in two" rounds from the magazine which is well documented on the 'net. Shame on me for not getting out to shoot the snot out of it within thirty days so that I could have gone back to the LGS and have it done on their dime.

I am fortunate to have a gunsmith who is a CAS shooter fairly close to my house. I called him over the weekend to ask what he charges to slick up the action and cure the feeding problem and he said he gets it all done for $155.00.

I poked around the web to see what others charge and there are few sites which quote on their page, but I have to figure that shipping two ways to anywhere is going to cost 70-90 dollars alone.

I have read Marauder's web site on DIY correction using other hardened material to reinforce the carrier at the wear point but don't think that I am that far advanced to diagnose and correct timing issues. I had also considered just buying new components from Marlin, but that also leaves open the chance that they would need fitting and I still wouldn't have the benefit of having the action tuned.

Has anyone had this done to their lever gun and please weigh in on the idea of the cost. Thanks for any and all advice.
 
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Czechbikr, That never happened with my old Marlin .44 mag. I wasn't aware of that.

Is it possible that Marlin would fix it (free) anyway, even though you didn't buy it new? Ruger used to have a reputation for fixing all guns that came into the shop, regardless of the owner status. Don't know if that was true or not...just what I heard. Couldn't hurt to check with Marlin, even though it may be unlikely.

Don't give up on the gun, though. Mine was a great shooter. Best wishes.
 

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I think I found out why my Marlin was looking for a new home at the LGS. It has a bad habit of "letting in two" rounds from the magazine which is well documented on the 'net.



I have read Marauder's web site on DIY correction using other hardened material to reinforce the carrier at the wear point but don't think that I am that far advanced to diagnose and correct timing issues. I had also considered just buying new components from Marlin, but that also leaves open the chance that they would need fitting and I still wouldn't have the benefit of having the action tuned.

Has anyone had this done to their lever gun and please weigh in on the idea of the cost. Thanks for any and all advice.
Hey, Frank, I haven't had the "2-for-1" feed problem sounds like you mention but I have had problems with my action sticking at times and, like you, maybe due to my not "shooting the snot out of it". Can you provide links to where you have been researching the Marlin lever problems? I would like to poke around there some.

Thanks,
 

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Hey, Frank, I haven't had the "2-for-1" feed problem sounds like you mention but I have had problems with my action sticking at times and, like you, maybe due to my not "shooting the snot out of it". Can you provide links to where you have been researching the Marlin lever problems? I would like to poke around there some.

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This man has a comprehensive site on working with them:

TUNING MARLIN LEVER ACTIONS

Marlin94Fix
 

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You can check out this man. He is a Rossi specialist but he works on Marlins. My Rossi 92 had the same problem. He worked his magic on it and now it is as smooth as butter. He has quite a backlog.
Rossi 92 Specialist, Nate Kiowa Jones a.k.a. Steve Young - Professional Gunsmith
Thanks for the link ET. That about firms up my thought that I need to beat feet to get it up to my local guy before he gets busy with our CAS season here. Steve Gunz is charging 190.00 and them it looks like 30.00 shipping each way, not to mention the wait time.

I do appreciate the information.
 

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