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    Problem with 336 lever

    I have a 1974 336 30-30. The lever very easily releases from full-closed position. A slight jar of the rifle causes it to come loose. This problem likely has already been addressed. Can somebody please direct me to the relevant posts or tell me directly what needs to be done?
    '08 1894ss .44 magnum
    '88 336CS .30-30
    '80 1894C .357 magnum
    '69 336 .30-30
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    Re: Problem with 336 lever

    check the reference section Gunsmithing stickies, possible fixes for your dropping lever, also
    I love Granpas guns has a thread going in the .444 forum addressing the issue. Most likely a plunger problem that a little work will fix right up. Mr fixit
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    Re: Problem with 336 lever

    Thanks, Mr. fixit. I'll look at that later today. The rifle belongs to a friend. I have it for a while to refinish the stock after he saw my 1894C refinish job. It has just a few mechanical problems, too, and I am trying to help with those while I have it.
    '08 1894ss .44 magnum
    '88 336CS .30-30
    '80 1894C .357 magnum
    '69 336 .30-30
    Select a rifle...in the 30-30 class, picking the action that feels the best in the hands and that one happens to like...for no one will handle a rifle at its best unless he has a sincere liking for it. Larry Koller

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    Re: Problem with 336 lever

    I had the same issue with my 30AW -the lever was so loose that it would pop open when the gun was fired. It turned out to be a weak lever plunger spring - a new one did the trick. The post in this board titled 'locking action of a 30AW' contains the discussions that led to the fix. Sorry, I can't post the link fr my crackberry.
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    Re: Problem with 336 lever

    Yep, it's either the plunger itself or the spring. The plunger could be overly rounded off but that's probably not the case unless someone went at it to hard.

    First thing I would do is if the plunger is just gummed up. You should be able to push it in with your thumb. It should also have some resistance so if it just slips right in then it's likely a spring problem.




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    Re: Problem with 336 lever

    For deer I am leaning towards 30-30. I live in a big empty province, but I have neighbors on both sides of 150 acres. I don't greatly see the point in being over-gunned for the whitetails around here. We get a lot of moose also, but mostly in the spring when they aren't in season. Ammo prices aren't a concern to me. It will only add up to a few bucks a year in my case. In fact reloading probably costs me at my volumes. I shoot a ton of 22 and air rifles for my practice.


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