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I do not dry fire any of my rimfires......pistols/rifles/revolvers unless I have to ......such as the process of cleaning them. I have been keeping many of them stored in the cocked position to prevent yet one more dry fire after cleaning. Am I being too fanatical? Any damage to springs etc if I keep them cocked? ???
 

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No damage to mine yet, and I usually leave them cocked. Of course, when I'm feeling really responsible, I pull the bolt back half way and pull the trigger, then let go of the bolt. Solved the problem for me.
 

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try this
if your Marlin rimfire is cocked.
Pull up on the handle, press trigger pull handle down . Should uncock without firing pin damage.
 

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padre said:
try this
if your Marlin rimfire is cocked.
Pull up on the handle, press trigger pull handle down . Should uncock without firing pin damage.
Sorry, I forgot about that. If you have a bolt-action, do it like Padre says. If you have a semiauto, do it like I say.
 
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