Welcome from NC, brewsky. There should be some Marlins at Meadowview show Oct. 30, 31.
Had the same problem With 81dl. Went to Numrich , bought new extractor , easy install , and now runs fine. Around $16 + shippingJust picked up my 2nd old marlin....... a bolt action 81DL.
It's had a hard life but still shoots pretty straight,
It's a jam-o-matic for now till I get the feed/extract issues addressed
Questions will follow!!
Also have a model 60 which I love