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Was happy to find a New Marlin 1895G at a local gun store, not a Remlin. Had been at the store since 2009 and had JM stamped on barrel. Looks and feels great, but when I tried to cycle a few rounds through, discovered significant difficulty chambering rounds. Bullet tips seemed to enter chamber properly, but the base was not lifted high enough to allow round to enter chamber fully :'(. When there were rounds in the magazine I could manipulate the lever to finally get rounds chambered, but almost impossible to do if no other rounds in magazine tube. At times it seemed that the bases were getting stopped by the ejector, not allowing them to lift high enough to be chambered, The gun smith is out of town this month, any suggestions???
 

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Congratulations on the new gun. I don't think your problem is too serious... but you may have to wait for the gunsmith to sort it out. That is unless some expert on this site has the fix. Tell us what bullets you are using. And what are the two first numbers in the serial number?

Once it is cycling to your satisfaction I think you will love your new 1895G.
 

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Id bet its the extractor being a little tight. just needs bent outward away from the bolt a little so the rear of the round can slip up in front of the bolt. Several others here hav e had the same problem including me and this fixed it right up.
Edit for link. This is on a 338 but same fix.
http://www.marlinowners.com/forums/index.php/topic,64535.0.html
 

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Thank you!!! :D Bent the extractor out some and it seems to be cyling well now. Snowing pretty hard right now, hope to get out and try it if it slacks off a little. I know that isn't a good excuse, but hate to get my shiny new 1895G all wet the first time out, I'll have plenty of opportunities to get it wet and exposed to the elements during hunting season. Thanks again for the valuable info, RP
 

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Welcome to M.O. You will love your 1895 when you start to use it.
 

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I was going to reply, that your problem was a tight extractor, but others beat me to it........

If you have occasion to remove the extractor from the Br'Bolt, throughly de-burr the Hook with a small stone or fine emery paper...........that Deburring will go a long way to make feeding smooth and reliable, as the cartridge rim needs to begin to slide up under the extractor on its way into the chamber.

Congratsulation on finding North Haven Guide Gun....................you'll grow to really like it.


Tom
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Welcome to the best forum on the net!

I am thrilled that you got your weapon back on track! The Guide Gun is THE most accruate .45-70 I have ever seen for it's class! Mine is a 2009 mfg. and it is just the coolest little cannon I've ever had! You really will love how it handles and shoots. With the right load you're gonna see 1" groups easily!

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Wade505 said:
You really will love how it handles and shoots. With the right load you're gonna see 1" groups easily!

Wade
Hi Wade

I have an 1895G and I agree they are sweet guns. Are you talking 1" at 100 yards? If so, would you be willing to share the "right Load"?
 

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Thank you all .for your support and suggestions! I am very glad that I found MO before buying my 1895. I would have had no idea what to look for and what potential problems to avoid. RP
 

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Windage,

So as to not hijack this thread I PM'ed my load to you. Besides, what works for my weapon may stink in others and we can't have everyone giving me a hard time now can we? ;D

Wade
 

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Windage,

So as to not hijack this thread I PM'ed my load to you. Besides, what works for my weapon may stink in others and we can't have everyone giving me a hard time now can we? ;D

Wade
You are right Wade about my unintended hijack attempt. Thanks for the PM. I will be trying your load soon.

And now back to the OP. I am looking forward to your first range report and thoughts on your new Guide Gun. Let us know how it works out.
 
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