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    Marlin 1894 44 Mag, Loading gate screw breaking

    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!

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    Welcome form Alabama...

    You might give a flyweight loading gate from Ranger Point Precision a try... It would take the stress off of the loading gate screw...
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    Take the screw to the hardware store and buy a real one or search EBAY they have used screw kits occasionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairball View Post
    He said no problem and transferred me to a full mailbox.
    Gee....I wonder why the mailbox was full.


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    hairball and Marlinjunkie like this.

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    Welcome from SW Ohio.

    Sorry about all the problems with your Marlin. I understand your frustration.

    If the only thing wrong is the loading gate screw, that's an easy fix. That would be far less trouble than sending it back again.

    Once you find the screw, there are easy ways to lighten the tension on that loading gate. Or you could buy one with a lighter spring from Ranger Point Precision.
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    And the beat goes on, . . . . . . . ad nausea.

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    Well, there's another good reason to buy a Henry.

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    Ain't that the truth.
    Thank you all for your help. While I own more then a few firearms, some for protection and some for hunting and collecting. I always wanted a lever action (you know the cowboy thing). To bad my first lever gun turned out to be a lemon! By far the worst firearm Iv'e ever owned. Remington ruined a good company and a good name and I will never purchase there products again. Might as well make them in China!!
    Last edited by hairball; 12-24-2019 at 09:25 AM. Reason: More Ranting


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