Marlin Firearms Forum banner

1 - 10 of 10 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
240 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
on several occasions. the ammo tube extends under spring tension. when firing need a simple fix ,can I Slightly bend the end of tube to tighten up THS CJ
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
647 Posts
Bend the outer tube or the inner? The outer tube yes, IMO, the very outside area where the "peg" on the inner tube slots into the outer tube. Be gentle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
402 Posts
I am not sure what you are trying to describe. Are you referring to the magazine follower, that little plastic piece inside of the brass magazine itself. If so, the follower is held inside of the magazine at the end by a crimp, If it is coming out, crimp the end a bit more to hold the follower inside. If it is the outer tube that actually holds the magazine, check the mount. There are a number of YouTube self help videos out there. A better description with pictures would allow us to help you further.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
650 Posts
On the 39A there is a small pin that secures the mag tube to the mag tube mount. It sounds like your pin is either missing or the hole is wallowed out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
402 Posts
On the 39A there is a small pin that secures the mag tube to the mag tube mount. It sounds like your pin is either missing or the hole is wallowed out.
That's what is sounds like, if so, it should be able to be moved a bit by fingers.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
803 Posts
Had the same problem with my 1959 Golden 39A. Modified the outer tube pin groove to look more like a later model 60 style tube. It will help keep the locking pin from rotating where it can slide out when it is under tension from the inner tube spring.

outer tube.jpg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
777 Posts
I have read on several forums, and I have had a Winchester and a Marlin that the inner Mag Tube would come out really easy. The outer tube was fine. Just a very, very slight bow of the inner magazine tube and problem solved. Worked great on my two that had the issue. No problems now. You don't even want to bow it where you can see it. It takes an ever so slightly bow. This has been the fix for this problem over the years.
 
1 - 10 of 10 Posts
Top