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Yesterday I was admiring my 1980,336,30-30 and noticed that before the lever is in the fully "closed" position (depressing the little steel finger sticking down) I noticed it would still drop the hammer. I thought that the rifle wouldn't fire until that steel finger (for lack of a better term) was depressed as a safety feature. My other 336 will not fire until the lever is fully closed against the stock. Is there any wrong/dysfunctional with the 1980,336 ??
 

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It may be in need of a good cleaning and that safety feature is stuck or blocked from dropping down far enough.
 

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papa, that was the ticket,thank you. I was surprised because the rifle has only about 100 rounds through it -who woulda thunk !!
 

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Yes, but time flies when you are having fun. 1980 doesn't seem that long ago, but that is thirty four years for the factory grease to harden. I recently bought a forty year old S&W hand gun, that may have never been fired, dirt cheap because it was very difficult to even open and close. A good clean out of the hardened lube made it like new.

Enjoy your rifle,
 
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