After cleaning my 1894c I notice that the lever sticks a bit. Is this common? What is the fix?
The proper plug screws have a slight head on them so you can't turn them in past flush. No Loctite needed. Brownell's carries them, but they're a little spendy. When I mount a scope, I put them in a tiny zip lock bag and stick them under the buttplate. Standard set screws are OK for plugging barrel holes, not so great for through-holes into actions.ha! I think most of us have done that at one time or another! I remember the time I did it with my first Marlin....who knew the top receiver screw holes went all the way through! :hmmmm:
The Marlin buttstocks I've had don't have any cavity, some makes have either a stock bolt hole or one left from the production process, makes finding room for a small parts bag easy. If you have to excavate, use either a Forstner bit in a drill press or a brad point bit in a drill jig. Either will leave a smooth-sided hole. Just pick a size just big enough to fit your parts package. Don't use a regular pointed metal bit, you'll get a jagged hole and in bad grain it can promote splitting.Keep reminding me stan4. I want to get spare screws for my 1895GS and store them under the butt plate. I want to hollow out a cavity in the stock to retain these parts. This particular rifle is used as a bush gun and resides in Alaska for trips to Alaska. We travel to some very remote locations in Alaska so losing a critical screw or ejector would be a big deal. Having a spare screw or other piece part readily available could save your bacon. Keep reminding me.