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Hello,
I have the subject rifle, it was born in 1899. The firing pin is broken.
I'm having a bit of trouble trying to find a replacement, one piece firing pin
for this rifle. I have purchased 2 pins that I was advised are for the 1894.
However, they were not for the antique model 1894 rifle.
Can anybody help?
Thank You, in advance.
 

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Top Kick said:
Hello,
I have the subject rifle, it was born in 1899. The firing pin is broken.
I'm having a bit of trouble trying to find a replacement, one piece firing pin
for this rifle. I have purchased 2 pins that I was advised are for the 1894.
However, they were not for the antique model 1894 rifle.
Can anybody help?
Thank You, in advance.
All the 1894's use a two piece firing pin(both new and antiques).Are you sure its a 1894 model?Many confuse the 1894 and the 1889 model.The 1889 is a one piece,but very unique and wont interchange with other models.The best way to tell a 1889 model,it has a catch on the bottom of the stock to hold the back of the lever.For CAS competition the two piece 1894 can be swapped out for a one piece so a light spring kit can be used.They can be found at longhunt.com
PS:Welcome to MO!
 

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Top Kick said:
Hello,
I have the subject rifle, it was born in 1899. The firing pin is broken.
I'm having a bit of trouble trying to find a replacement, one piece firing pin
for this rifle. I have purchased 2 pins that I was advised are for the 1894.
However, they were not for the antique model 1894 rifle.
Can anybody help?
Thank You, in advance.
A modern pin should work just fine. Did you try them? Nothing terribly wrong with a one piece, except back in 1894 or so they decided that the gun shouldn't be able to fire without the locking bolt installed, so they developed the two piece thats worked fine for 117 or so years. I know that the latest 336 pins are skeletonized, but the major diameters are the same so they still work in old 336's, 36's & 1893's. I'm not sure if the current 1894 pins are skeletonized or not, but even if they are they should still fit & unction just fine.
On another note are you sure its not a 1889? They pretty much stopped making those in 1893 or 94 but some were put together for several years after the 1894 came out. Some were hybrids too I'm told. I'v seen 1889s with 1894 barrels & heard of 1894's with 1889 bolts ect. If it is a 1889 bolt it does use a one piece & you can get them from the link Wind provided.
 

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Pic of early Marlin firing pins.
Left to right 1893,1889,1894(front section of 2pc shown)These are Wisner replacements.
Antiques commonly break firing pins,but then they are very old.
 

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pics of 1889 model.Notice the differences in the lever/locking bolt,hammer spur,catch for the lever.

 

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Hello ,
To: "Wind, Levergunz, & Leverdude" ,
Thank You, all for the help with my Marlin. Turns out it is an 1889 Marlin, not an 1894.
The Dealer I bought it from was incorrect in his descriptions.
The pics sent by "Leverdude" of the assorted firing pins helped greatly.
Ordered a new pin from Wisners, on advice from "Wind".
Again, Thank You All.
 
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