the marlin jam........... - Gunner Forum
Gunner Forum

the marlin jam...........

This is a discussion on the marlin jam........... within the Lever Action Rifles forums, part of the Long Gun Forum category; ran across several ways to "fix" this as well as some tune-ups for other cas guns.......... http://marauder.homestead.com/files/Marlin94Fix.html...


Go Back   Gunner Forum > Long Gun Forum > Lever Action Rifles

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
deputy125's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Texas
Posts: 6,142
the marlin jam...........

ran across several ways to "fix" this as well as some tune-ups for other cas guns..........

http://marauder.homestead.com/files/Marlin94Fix.html
deputy125 is offline  
Register

Welcome to Gunner Forum - a friendly gun forum for gun owners.

We welcome everyone and the community is free to join so register today and become part of the Gunner Forum family!

Old 10-04-2009, 06:38 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
tx gun runner's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
From: Ft Hood , Tx area
Posts: 11,248
Re: the marlin jam...........

Quote:
Originally Posted by deputy125
ran across several ways to "fix" this as well as some tune-ups for other cas guns..........

http://marauder.homestead.com/files/Marlin94Fix.html
Deputy I've post that paste here a few times , ask Mac he has it book marked it , it is a super good sight for gun tuneup . Marlin are picky and straight wall are another problem . That why 32-20 , 38-40 , 44-40 and 30-30 where design for the lever gun to make it feed without very little problems . One piece firing pin is the 1st thing I do to the Marlin and Wild West trigger and ejector is next . Then they start working like a 92 .

tx gun runner is offline  
Old 10-05-2009, 02:24 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
sheepdog's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Duncanville, Tx
Posts: 22,117
Re: the marlin jam...........

...thanks, Deputy...my .44 lets in two and jams...almost every time...I just haven't been able to have it fixed yet...it's a brand new gun but out of warranty...I may screw up enough courage to work on it myself...
sheepdog is offline  
 
Old 10-05-2009, 06:54 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Cruelshoes's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
From: Live Free or Die!
Posts: 1,367
Re: the marlin jam...........

I really really want a 357 lever gun. My sights were set on the Marlin, but this thread is making me nervous. I have read the article before, but for some reason it is getting to me this time (maybe because I might be closer to the purchase than before).

Since I MUST have a 357 lever gun, should I strongly consider a different brand? I will likely have to buy new, but might be able to find a used one if the only good brands are out of production.
Cruelshoes is offline  
Old 10-05-2009, 07:12 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Cruelshoes's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
From: Live Free or Die!
Posts: 1,367
Re: the marlin jam...........

How about this one? I was leaning towards American made, but I like the way this one looks. Anyone have any thought on how it works?

http://www1.davidsonsinc.com/consumers/ ... &item_num=
Cruelshoes is offline  
Old 10-05-2009, 09:06 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
tx gun runner's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
From: Ft Hood , Tx area
Posts: 11,248
Re: the marlin jam...........

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruelshoes
I really really want a 357 lever gun. My sights were set on the Marlin, but this thread is making me nervous. I have read the article before, but for some reason it is getting to me this time (maybe because I might be closer to the purchase than before).

Since I MUST have a 357 lever gun, should I strongly consider a different brand? I will likely have to buy new, but might be able to find a used one if the only good brands are out of production.
If you want and must have a 357 get a 92 Rossi and send it to http://stevesgunz.com/index.htm like Mac did or do the work your self .. http://marauder.homestead.com/Rifles.html my Rossi is far better then my Marlin in my book . I've been shooting my 92 in SASS/CAS matches for 15yrs and never skipped a beat .

tx gun runner is offline  
Old 10-05-2009, 11:11 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
deputy125's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Texas
Posts: 6,142
Re: the marlin jam...........

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cruelshoes
How about this one? I was leaning towards American made, but I like the way this one looks. Anyone have any thought on how it works?

http://www1.davidsonsinc.com/consumers/ ... &item_num=
that's a heck of a good price i think for a stainless rossi............
deputy125 is offline  
Old 10-05-2009, 03:40 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
sheepdog's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Duncanville, Tx
Posts: 22,117
Re: the marlin jam...........

...rossi=Taurus....nuff said...
sheepdog is offline  
Old 10-06-2009, 04:57 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Kentucky
Posts: 743
Re: the marlin jam...........

Marlin rifles are great in my opinion. But they are Very touchy about cartridge Length. Especially the pistol caliber rifles. My 94C is not exactally 'factory' but it wants 1.527" and no less.
Drummer is offline  
Old 10-06-2009, 06:48 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Texas
Posts: 4,142
Re: the marlin jam...........

Well there are many fine rifles out there and those that shoot them like them or hate them depending how the rifle is doing at the time they are either hating them or loving them.
Snuffy is offline  
Old 10-07-2009, 04:50 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Sun City, AZ
Posts: 1,354
Re: the marlin jam...........

My expierence with the Marlin .357 is that semi-wad cutters are a hassle requiring the muzzle to be pointed down while cycling to feed consistantly. For no-problem operation I simply use truncated or RNFP bullets and there are no problems.

Can also run .38s thru the gun without jams as long as the muzzle is pointed down while cycling.
chance is offline  
Old 10-07-2009, 07:49 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Cruelshoes's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2008
From: Live Free or Die!
Posts: 1,367
Re: the marlin jam...........

Quote:
Originally Posted by chance
My expierence with the Marlin .357 is that semi-wad cutters are a hassle requiring the muzzle to be pointed down while cycling to feed consistantly. For no-problem operation I simply use truncated or RNFP bullets and there are no problems.

Can also run .38s thru the gun without jams as long as the muzzle is pointed down while cycling.
I have been loading some 180gr truncated cone bullets. I like how they shoot out of my revolvers, and I hope they will work out of my lever gun, when I have the money saved. I thought about the RNFP, but wanted to try the TC first.
Cruelshoes is offline  
Old 10-07-2009, 05:20 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Sun City, AZ
Posts: 1,354
Re: the marlin jam...........

I have 7 Marlins and the only feed problems I have had are with semi wadcutters. The ridge hangs up which can be taken care of by pointing the muzzle at the ground or rotating the gun to the left. The round ends up falling into the chamber. Not good for the competition shooters but it doesn't bother me a bit. Never had a real honest to goodness Marlin Jam.

As far as bullets go, Cruelshoes, I prefere the LRNFPs over the truncated but have no real reason for that preference. Guess the RNFPs just look more cowboy. Except for the 336 30-30 I have shot nothing but lead through the Marlins.
chance is offline  
Old 10-07-2009, 06:14 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
tx gun runner's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
From: Ft Hood , Tx area
Posts: 11,248
Re: the marlin jam...........

The Marlin jams I have only seen happen with straight wall case . The SASS/CAS shooters open up the web area of the chamber like a 45 ACP to improve feed , since they shoot a low pressure this is no big deal , unless you shoot super hot loads in it .
tx gun runner is offline  
Old 10-08-2009, 03:33 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,077
Re: the marlin jam...........

Are the Puma lever guns any good? One of the LGS around here carries them.
Johngoboom is offline  
Old 10-08-2009, 06:12 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
tx gun runner's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
From: Ft Hood , Tx area
Posts: 11,248
Re: the marlin jam...........

If you get your Marlin running correctly it should do this . It only take money [$300] to get it run like this

http://www.jspublications.net/records/D ... fle173.wmv
tx gun runner is offline  
Old 10-08-2009, 06:27 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
deputy125's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Texas
Posts: 6,142
Re: the marlin jam...........

Quote:
Originally Posted by tn gun runner
If you get your Marlin running correctly it should do this . It only take money [$300] to get it run like this

http://www.jspublications.net/records/D ... fle173.wmv
that's plenty fast!!!!!!
and $300 more than what i got
deputy125 is offline  
Old 10-08-2009, 07:12 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Texas
Posts: 4,142
Re: the marlin jam...........

I never saw the rifle just the man in the hat. Well maybe some day you will get your dollar and a dream working together.
Snuffy is offline  
Old 10-08-2009, 10:51 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
sheepdog's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
From: Duncanville, Tx
Posts: 22,117
Re: the marlin jam...........

...that's got a trigger tripper on the lever, if my eyes are good...wonder how he hit....
sheepdog is offline  
Old 10-08-2009, 12:57 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
tx gun runner's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
From: Ft Hood , Tx area
Posts: 11,248
Re: the marlin jam...........

Quote:
Originally Posted by sheepdog
...that's got a trigger tripper on the lever, if my eyes are good...wonder how he hit....
There is no trigger tripper on gun , they aren't permitted on gun . This is one of the stages we shoot .

http://www.jspublications.net/records/M ... er1316.wmv
tx gun runner is offline  
Reply

  Gunner Forum > Long Gun Forum > Lever Action Rifles


Search tags for this page
fixing the marlin jam
,
is there still the marlin jam in 2014
,
marlin 336 jam fix
,
marlin 44 lever action jam
,
marlin 45-70 lever action jam
,

marlin jam

,
marlin jam fix
,
marlin lever action jam
,
marlin lever jam
,
the marlin jam
,
the marlin rifle jam
,
wild west happy trigger
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Gunner Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Marlin XLCH Lever Action Rifles 5 12-12-2010 01:32 PM
Marlin M-17 17 cal. JOHNNY WACKO Gun Pictures 12 08-16-2010 08:17 AM
I still want a Marlin 1894C!! Drummer Lever Action Rifles 33 08-30-2008 05:43 PM


Top Gun Sites Top Sites List


Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2012 Gunner Forum. All rights reserved.