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hey guys went out to shoot the new rifle today...the scope was way off...so i took it off...shot a couple rounds thru the iron sights and it was perfect..went inside and took the scope off....i had the action open of course....

when i got the scope off...now the lever is stuck open!! it is stuck...i cannot close it at all....i got it sitting in some clp right now...any ideas....would it be because i too the scope off that its doing this?

that dont sound right

help!!!
 

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ok i figured out what was wrong...the little screws that hold the scope rings in the top of the reciever!!

when i took the rings off...i ran the screws back it...which apparently would let the lever swing...

but now i took them all out...works flawlessly ....

but now my other problem is i now have 4 small holes where the screws went it...what do i do? i know that if i dont screw them in all the way it would plug the holes...but then they stick up a little bit...dont look nice

any suggestions?
 

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Add a little loc tite to the screws and run them in til flush check the lever each screw.

The screws can be removed by applying a little heat from a soldering pencil if you want to scope it later.

Be sure to dry the threads and the clean the holes with some sort of solvent.
 

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i thought about running to the local hardware store and finding the same screws, but really short...then i can run them flush and they wont hit the lever
 

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If you have a place near you that mounts scopes for customers, then that place will probably have lots of the kind of screws you need.
 

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Any half competent bangsticksmith should have screws laying around
 

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Were the screws you put back in the original reciever filler screws or scope mounting screws? Scope mount screws would most likely be a bit longer and if seated flush may still jam your bolt in the lever open position. You can probably get Marlin reciever filler screws at Midway USA, Brownells, or Numrich. ;)

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=407730A&catid=617

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewProduct/default.aspx?productNumber=781709

Brownell has stainless; but blue ones are out of stock. MidwayUSA is out of stock but a notation shows they were due in on 4/17/2011, so you could call them

regards, CJ
 

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Don't have to have them. Gun has no pressure behind bolt. Keeps dirt and rain out, I guess. Will shoot fine without them.
 

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i know...i just dont want dust and moisture in there...besides it looks kinda goofy

a filler screw is exactly what im in need of..

i will run over to a decent gunsmith and see if he can help me out tommorow

thanks for your help
 
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