I'm having issues with my Marlin 1894 in 44 mag jamming when pulling a bullet from the magazine tube. I think the only fix is to replace the carrier assembly but I can't find any online.
Does anyone have one for sale?
Have you already replaced the magazine tube spring? I'd do that first and then polish the carrier where the bullet rides when the spring is pushing the bullet onto the carrier. Any difference in working vs. jamming depending on how full the magazine tube is?
1894 are quite sensitive to cartridge length.
This is exacerbated when the soft metal carrier wears, and the timing changes.
Cowboy shooters send their carriers to gun smiths who mill down the worn part then braze in a flat of hard tool steel at the correct height.
This is the fix for the "Marlin jam" (carrier related).
I am hopeful when Ruger starts producing 1894s this year, that they fix this chronic problem.