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    Slide hits hammer

    I just got a unused unfired 1976 336 from the original owner & I happened to notice that when you push the lever up to chamber a shell the slide just barely hits the hammer coming & going back. Never owned a marlin before & it's a great quality rifle for sure but this does not seem normal to me. Can someone enlighten me. Thanks for any help.

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    Perfectly normal operation. Now, go shoot that thing!
    And welcome from Wisconsin!
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    That’s the bolt. It pushes the hammer back to cock it and make the rifle ready to shoot for you.
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    One other thing to do when working the action, is to work the lever hard and fast. Otherwise, if trying to do it slowly, you will have the next cartridge jam on th carrier. Ask me how I know.

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    I'am trying I promise. As you age you forget these simple things. Thanks for the replies. I honestly thought something was wrong. So I feel much better knowing that it is fine. I have bought several items for my new toy. Vintage sling, Scope brk, Grovetec hammer ext, Weaver scope mounts, limbsaver rear stock pad, Bullseye green fiber optic sight set, leather buttstock ammo holder that matches sling, Takedown screw, I also want to make the lever into a cowboy lever but i'am having a hard time getting a-hold of Muleman to ask him if he can do this for me.Is he still doing levers. I seen some he has done & they are great.
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    I think they designed it that way to help in accomplishing several things. When cocking hammer pulling all the way to rear, sear is riding on lower hammer surface over two notches, half and full cock. The traveling beyond the fire position notch confirms good contact and engagement of sear to ride into notch as hammer is moving forward settling into fire position. When lever is manipulated the aft section of bolt contacting top of hammer creates this cycle. Clear weapon and place hammer in full cock, lay across your lap sideways and cycle lever watching hammer lift into set position. I think it also helps stabilize bolt body hanging out of receiver during cycling. A suggestion if I may, leave the original lever alone, remove, oil and bag. Purchase another lever to "TRY COWBOY", don't like, sell and back up to known fit, matching, correct piece. Sometimes a new part requires a little fitting or a tweak for slick. Enjoy your new rifle!
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    Welcome from the wefare state (ny). Keep us posted on how she shoots and good luck.
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    I've heard that advice of working the lever hard and fast all my life....I'm pretty sure that is not the way it was designed,

    Maybe I'm wrong.. , but I can operate my 336 as slow as I want, in any position , and it always works. So does my son's, and to think about it, so does everyone else I know that has a 336.
    I'm thinking the hard and fast masks a minor problem and "forces" it to work. Not trying to be difficult, but I'm interested in how many guys have to do that...and what do you think causes that situation.
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    Your fine. enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcs View Post
    I've heard that advice of working the lever hard and fast all my life....I'm pretty sure that is not the way it was designed,

    Maybe I'm wrong.. , but I can operate my 336 as slow as I want, in any position , and it always works. So does my son's, and to think about it, so does everyone else I know that has a 336.
    I'm thinking the hard and fast masks a minor problem and "forces" it to work. Not trying to be difficult, but I'm interested in how many guys have to do that...and what do you think causes that situation.
    Ever watch a semi auto or an auto in action?

    Me either, but I don't think I can rack a lever anywhere near the speed that operates, and they have many more parts to worry about.
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