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Should the firing pin be loose after cocking the rifle?
On the 1893 rifle I have the pin can be pushed all the way forward into the bolt after cocking.
Is this norml or do I need to find someone to look at it?
I checked a marlin 336 and it also can be pushed forward but not as easy. The 1893 pin seems to flop back and forth in the bolt easily.
Thanks for you comments and opinions.
Fiddlestick
 

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It's not unusual, and it wont hurt anything. There is a small flat spring that pushes down on the firing pin rear half, that you see projecting from the rear of the bolt. If it's not there the pin moves freely, but as I mentioned, it wont hurt the gun's operation. The pin will rest against the primer, but it wont set the cartridge off without a strike from the hammer.
Marlins do not have a firing pin return spring to hold the firing pin back.
Hope this helps.
 
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