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Help with 75C part

Hi. I've got a Marlin 75C I bought new about 20 yrs ago. It's been in storage for most of that time and I decided to break it out and see if it still works. I dismantled it, cleaned the gunk and oil off it, and lubricated it. Everything looked and worked good.

Went to the local range, fired four shots. On the reload for the fifth, the action jammed up in the closed position and couldn't be moved. After letting it set for a while, I gingerly dismantled it again, and found a part in the action had broken and the pieces jammed the action from moving.

The broken part is at the back of the action. It is a white nylon, or plastic, shaped block held in by a small diameter pin with a c-clip. It has another larger hole in it under the small one. I suspect it just crumbled with age.

I've looked up the parts breakdown on the Numrich site and my best guess is that it is #7, 982880, the buffer. However it doesn't look exactly like that part so I thought maybe somebody on here could help me me identify it before I order the wrong part.

Thanks for reading this.

Jay
 

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When you say the rod...do you mean the brass tube that holds the spring loaded follower inside it or what? I am confused. I do have the brass tube and follower inside it. My direct email is [email protected] if you are still in need.
 
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