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    Tenderfoot
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    1895 feeding problems

    I just purchased an Model 1895 in .45-70 and have put exactly 120 rounds through it. Sometimes, I can't get a round to cycle into the chamber. I wonder if I'm short stroking or maybe not being forceful enough with the lever? Can one be too forceful? The owner's manual says never force a round into the chamber. Also, I have some wear in the grooves in the breech bolt. Is this normal? I love the rifle and am looking forward to elk season.

    Thanks for any information.

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    How often is "sometimes." and even though you would have to be pretty forceful to do any damage(you'll break before the rifle will), you shouldn't have to be. Is the round jamming because its not being lifted up far enough, or is it right before the bolt closes all the way? BTW welcome to marlin owners

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    Check out the Marlin Rant Forum. Here is a thread for some items to look for.

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    I have been wrestling with buying a new 1895 myself. Now I am not so sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Weitas Kid View Post
    I just purchased an Model 1895 in .45-70 and have put exactly 120 rounds through it. Sometimes, I can't get a round to cycle into the chamber. I wonder if I'm short stroking or maybe not being forceful enough with the lever? Can one be too forceful? The owner's manual says never force a round into the chamber. Also, I have some wear in the grooves in the breech bolt. Is this normal? I love the rifle and am looking forward to elk season.

    Thanks for any information.
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    welcome to the forum.

    Can you describe what has happened when it failed to feed?

    Did it jam under the extractor, does the nose of the bullet hit low on the mouth of the chamber?
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    try looking here Disappointed in my 1895CB :(
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    First thing to try....tighten the loading gate screw....

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    I have a New Remlin SBL and have never had loading problems and love the rifle very ,very much. Marlins are noted for screws getting loose very easy,always have and always will,so always check your screws,I use a drop of blue loc-tite on all ,helps a lot but they still tend to loosen after some heavy loads. Try cycling a dummy round very slowly and watch it through it's whole process of travel from the tube to the chamber.Pete
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    I have seen this on several 1895s. Bend out the extractor a bit. I've done this to three rifles and it fixed the issue. They cycle like they are greased with butter now
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    Second that on the loading gate screw. was having this problem and a tighten and quick file fixed it.


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