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    Tinhorn
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    New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    I received my NIB 1894 CSS yesterday, and I'm really bummed. After cleaning it up this morning I tried to load some dummy .357's that I had made up and they won't feed, the rim of the cartridge is not sliding into the extractor. After bending the ejector spring as per the thread on the FTF thread, it still won't feed correctly however it will now chamber if I point the barrel down and double or triple clutch it, probably just falling into the chamber. I guess it's going back to the factory after I go to the range and check it out for further problems. I'm not comfortable in my ability (or lack thereof) with trying any of the other possible solutions in the FTF thread.
    USN 1959 - 1981
    1955 4" SW Pre-Model 10 .38 Special
    1967 4" SW Model 19-2 .357
    1975 2.5" SW Model 66 .357
    1979 Marlin Model 1894, .357
    2009 Marlin Model 1894 CSS, .357

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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    I can't for the life of me see how something like this could get by Marlin's so called quality control. Don't they test fire every firearm? The only way I can see that they could chamber a round to test fire in that rifle would be to push it in with their finger. I'm really upset about this, I was pretty excited when I found one, like a kid waiting for Santa waiting for it to be shipped to my FFL, that all went down the drain. There's also a gap between the stock and the receiver on the left side that I was going to live with until the feed issue came to light. The action is also very rough, I probably built up my muscles a little yesterday cycling the action, trying to smooth it out. What a difference between my smooth as silk action in the 1894 built in 1979 and this one. I hate to have to wait another 3 weeks or more to get some quality range time with it but don't really have much choice. Hope their QC after doing warranty repairs is better than their post manufacture QC.
    There, I think I'm done whining now until I call Marlin customer service.
    USN 1959 - 1981
    1955 4" SW Pre-Model 10 .38 Special
    1967 4" SW Model 19-2 .357
    1975 2.5" SW Model 66 .357
    1979 Marlin Model 1894, .357
    2009 Marlin Model 1894 CSS, .357

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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    We hear this a lot lately. Not sure what is going on. But Rem/Marlin is on a fast track to ruining the fine reputation Marlin has held for 140 years. I haven't even been in a shop to look at new ones lately so I may go take a look at some before long. The last new one I looked at was a 308MX. It came right out of the box with a big gash in the forearm. I told the dealer to knck off about 50 bucks and I would take it. He didn't have much interest in selling it was still on his rack a year later. May still be.

    Don't settle for crappy wood either. Make them put you a new stock on that thing.

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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    Wow !
    That doesn't sound good Georgeky..is this kind of thing happening very often with "new Marlin" ? Perhaps the new owners are just a bunch of "bean counters" after all...
    "The Constitution preserves "the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." (James Madison of Virginia, The Federalist, No. 46)

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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    Quote Originally Posted by stang68
    I tried to load some dummy .357's that I had made up and they won't feed... I guess it's going back to the factory... I'm not comfortable in my ability (or lack thereof) with trying any of the other possible solutions in the FTF thread.
    2 points - try running some factory loads through it, in case your reloads possibly have a problem. Preferably with a different headstamp than your reloads. Also, try lubing it with one of the "high tech" synthetic greases such as Militec-1 (http://www.militec1.com). I got an 1894CSS a few months ago, and just using this lube made a tremendous difference.

    Also, check the bolt for burrs - mine had a pretty bad one. If present, they should be pretty obvious. Removing it helped a lot.


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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    Thanks for the advice cowart, will recheck everything.

    I went to the range today and tried it with live ammo, both 357's and 38's, thought it might do better after firing it a few times but no joy. I appreciate the advice but the way I look at it, if it doesn't work with the Starline and Winchester reloads that I tried today it's not going to work if I go buy some Winchester factory ammo. I have over 1000 pieces of brass, Starline, Winchester, and Federal, may even have some remington in there and I want Marlin to fix it so that it works with what I have and with what works like a champ in my 31 year old 1894. On a good note it did quite well at 50 yds. today, as well as can be expected with iron sights and my 69 yr. old eyes.
    USN 1959 - 1981
    1955 4" SW Pre-Model 10 .38 Special
    1967 4" SW Model 19-2 .357
    1975 2.5" SW Model 66 .357
    1979 Marlin Model 1894, .357
    2009 Marlin Model 1894 CSS, .357

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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    Just called Marlin and *****ed about me having to pay for shipping something back to them that shouldn't have left the factory like that and they're sending me a prepaid shipping label.
    USN 1959 - 1981
    1955 4" SW Pre-Model 10 .38 Special
    1967 4" SW Model 19-2 .357
    1975 2.5" SW Model 66 .357
    1979 Marlin Model 1894, .357
    2009 Marlin Model 1894 CSS, .357

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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    hello, just for the heck of it, try removing
    your depriming pin from your resizing die and
    resize your reloaded shells. My 357cb would not
    feed until I tried this,I just can't get the crimp
    just right without bulging the shell.
    Ron

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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

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    Marlin is closing down and laying off all the craftsmen regardless of how long they have worked for Marlin. Probably some very bitter employees around there who no longer care what kind of product they ship. Would you take pride in your work if you company did that to you?

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    Re: New 1894 CSS, Bummer!

    sent mine back 3 times before they got it right


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