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Just picked up my new 1894css today tried the lever action first time and it will not close all the way. It seems the top of the lever should slide along the carrier assembly but gets hung up. Anyone else have this problem? If I put a small amount of pressure on the carrier assembly from the side were it's load it will close.
 

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Not sure if I understand. Thers a button on the carrier/lifter that the lever should depress & slip by after the lifter/carrier is fully up. Might be a bur or something on the lever at that point.
 

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It comes about 3/4 of a inch from closing all the way and touching the button your talking about. I did get it to cycle and close if I do it fast, but the lever still will not close if you cycle the lever slow.
 

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UPDATE Marlin has had my gun for 3 weeks now and still has not touched it. This will be the last Marlin I ever buy. :mad:
 

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So sorry you had this problem with the new .357 CSS. I have two Marlin 1894CSS but they were both made by Marlin at North Haven. I had a minor issue with one in the carrier lifting/feeding the cartridge into the chamber but was able to correct it myself with the help of the folks on MO and some very minor polishing of the carrier and lever. I shudder to think of ever having to send anything to MARLINGTON in NY for a repair. I think I know more about my 5 Marlins than those folks up there ever will and I am a NEWBIE compared to many of the people on this forum. All we can hope for is that they do correct your problem so that you can enjoy your new rifle. Keep us posted when you get it back.

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