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Was doing an adjustment on the trigger pull on my 1894 44Mag. When reassembling, the hammer pivot screw was difficult to insert, so I loosened the lower receiver group screws and was able jiggle the hammer and group so that hammer pivot screw would then insert. I did find that the pivot screw was VERY hard to tighten (squeeked!).

Put in the bolt and ejector, inserted the lever and lever pivot screw. I then found that I could not fully open the lever and fully cock the hammer. The lever will only open about 1/2 way and then "hits" something. I can fully cock the hammer manually and the trigger will release it normally, but the bolt and lever will only open 1/2 way.

I have dissassembled the gun again, and retried to reassemble it 3 times, trying to see if I had somehow jammed something. The hammer pivot screw continues to be hard to tighten, but the hammer/trigger will operate normally. The lever continues to only open 1/2 way and the bolt only move back about 1/2 way also, seeming to run into something.

Did I accidently bend something or is something out of position?

The gun functioned fine before I took the trigger out to work on it. I had dissassembled/reaasembled the action previously without a hitch.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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Check that the ejector is installed correctly. The little round nub needs to be in the hole in the left side of the receiver.
 

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Sounds like maybe the lifter wont move. Is it loose when everything is apart.
 

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Ejector is correctly inserted.

Lifter seems loose and will pivot up and down correctly.
 

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The Marlin has 2 small screws that are similar in size the go in the bottom of the receiver and left side. The longer of those screws goes in the bottom, the shorter one goes in the left side.

Right now, thats all I can think of.


..........Widder
 

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Long screw in the bottom and the short screw on the side of the trigger plate? I just put the long screw in the side on mine and it locked it up ;D

Woops a little late
 

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Widowmaker said:
The Marlin has 2 small screws that are similar in size the go in the bottom of the receiver and left side. The longer of those screws goes in the bottom, the shorter one goes in the left side.

Right now, thats all I can think of.


..........Widder
DING DING DING DING!

(Insert obligatory "DOH!" here.)

THANKYOU, that's it.

Amazing how they can switch places during reassembly. ::)
 
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