First off, if you can take it apart and put it back together you can do a lot of the work yourself. Go to leverguns.com and check out what Jonah and Mic McPherson have actually given to you so you can do it yourself. Second once you have done that check with www.shootersforum.com in the gunsmithing section there is a sticky describing some of the stuff I do to slick up marlins, much of which is on the leverguns site. I do not know if marlin does this work, any competent smith could do this for you. If you have a friend who is handy with tools and a knowledge of working metals could also help. Most of this work can be done with a hand drill, honing stones and emery cloth.