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I was shooting next to a guy today that tell's me he just purchased a brand new Marlin 35cal (I'm assuming it a 336). He's having a problem with the lever jamming open. When it does, he has to remove & reassemble the lever & bolt. Then it works for a few cycles befor it jams again. This happens even when it's not loaded !
Any ideas ? Just incase I run into him again.
 

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Doesn't sound good. Tighten up all the screws and try again. Sounds like a trip back to the factory, unless he knows what he's doing.
 

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Two screws are the usual culprits. First, make sure the screw behind the loading gate is tight. Second, and more likely, is the screw behind the forend on the bottom of the gun, just in front of the window for the carrier tab. If it is not tight, the lever may wedge open, and you can't close it. The carrier may be hanging up on the magazine follower if empty, or the base of a cartridge if loaded.

If all is well after it is tightened, use locktite (not the permanent kind) to make sure it doesn't come loose again. A jammed levergun sucks.
 

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Yea, I was thinking "loose screws" myself (the gun, not the owner :lol: )
That's what I suggested he check.
 
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