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Hi all, I "bit the bullet" (bad pun) and stripped my 336 down and cleaned everything. I followed a great video on youtube Marlin Lever-Action Disassembly and Tuning - Part 1 of 2 - YouTube and disassembled it. I cleaned it all by giving a light smear of oil and deburred edges on the base plate. I'll cycle dummy rounds through it over the next few days but initial tests look promising. The first picture is the 336 in bits with my mud-map so I could put it back together. The second shows the burred edges prior to sanding.
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Yeh it jammed intermittently on the first few rounds. Very annoying, the round would go "nose down" near the base plate and get jammed.
 

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Ozlife,

I watched that same vid. myself just for curiosity. My 444 is ok except that occasionaly a round gets a bit hung up on the inside of the loading gate opening, it catches on the edge of the case mouth. Mabee a light sand to the inside edge of it might solve the prob. THE 444 loads and cycles heaps better than my Win. 30.30 though, but thats the way Winnies are in post 64 mods, a bit like Remlins are now.

GUS
 

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Hasn't jammed yet... but it has only been a day! The action feels better I reckon.
 

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I'll declare it a fix, the action works 100% of the time and is smooother. I think the problem was that the carrier was sluggish due to some packing grease at the hinge end and burring along the edges. Pretty happy with it and myself.
 

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Well done.

Mark.
 
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Good to see you have it fixed. Now you know you rifle better than you ever did. Good luck with it...:tee:
 
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I'm glad it's fixed the problem, ozlife.

Thanks for posting the link to the videos, too. I've been meaning to pollish the action on my 1895 for a while so I might have a look & get stuck into it this weekend.
 

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Hi gafloss I did a bit of Latin once in another reincarnation and "Quando omni flunkus moritati" means "when EVERYTHING (and I mean everything) fails, play dead" LOL; Bloody excellent advice!! :shot:
 

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What's Latin for "At the first sign of danger, play dead"? That might keep me out of more trouble.:hmmmm:
 
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