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    Numrich arms...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairball View Post
    Thanks Jack, I didn't get much of a chance to see if the other problems were resolved, Only put 15 rounds through it before the screw broke the last time. But those 15 rounds run really well. I started to think that maybe they got it right the last time. Just getting tired of the B S. Guess I just need to calm down and fix it myself.

    Well, it's understandable to get a tad ticked off. I wouldn't hesitate installing an RPP loading gate, they're a big improvement over factory.


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    Sorry about your situation. I have a 2016 336W that the screw broke in 2017. I ordered a new screw (Midway USA I think) and ask Marlin to send me a screw and loading gate. I also bought a Henry H009. It just seemed a shame that a $4 part could mess up hunting season. So, I bought the Henry as a backup. So far, the screw has not broken since. But, it is nice having a backup.
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    Thanks Bill, Do you know how I can tell which model 1894 I have? Mine just says 1894 44mag>
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    If it is blued, just 1894. Stainless is 1894SS.
    You can also try Brownell's and ask to talk with a tech.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairball View Post
    Bought this rifle brand new two years ago and have had nothing but trouble with it. I have sent it back to Ilion NY twice for warranty work. Got it back the last time a month ago and after only 15 rounds the loading gate spring screw broke for the third time. Called customer service several times before talking with someone. They said I could send it back again or they would send me a new screw and gate. I ask if they could just refund my money because I was vary dissatisfied with there product and there customer service, They told me NO, so I ask to speak to a supervisor. He said no problem and transferred me to a full mailbox. Vary Frustrated!
    Anyway it looks like I'm stuck with this rifle and it's problems. Marlin can't fix it, I can't shoot it, and I can't in good conscious sell this to anyone.
    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to keep the screw from breaking?

    Other problems Iv'e had, Front sight coming loose, Action binding, action jamming and more.

    Thanks for letting me RANT!
    Lemonington, get the part replace it and sell it and get a jm
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckeyeshooter View Post
    Lemonington, get the part replace it and sell it and get a jm
    So what is a jm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairball View Post
    So what is a jm?
    JM is the proof stamp that North Haven, CT Marlin plant used and stands for John Marlin. So when you see a JM proof stamp, you know your buying a Marlin that was produced by NH craftsmen.

    Remington bought out Marlin and in 2010 closed the NH plant, fired all the craftsmen, and moved operations to Illion, NY. They replaced all those craftsmen with low wage assemblers that are given under 3 minutes to assemble a Marlin rifle. Their proof stamp is REP.

    It's all documented here in the RANT FORUM. I suggest starting your adventure here:
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    hairball I had a problem like that in the early 70's with a winchester shotgun, a screw broke 3 times the smith got mad drilled and tapped two bigger screws in , no more problem. Like Jack says Rpp can help.
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