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Old 01-30-2010, 08:06 AM
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hi guys i just bout a marlin 30AS at a local auction. i been having problems with the lever sticking when fully opened.but i can turn it upside down most of the time and get it to close if i bump it a little hard. has anyone got an idea on what would cause this. oh by the way i love the site so far. thanks guys
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:04 AM
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First off welcome to the forum I think you will find that most members are more than willing to help with any question you may have. Sometimes you will get many opinions that may differ from each other, just remember all are trying to help you solve your problems. Most answers will be based on what we can understand of your problem.

When you can help others please feel free to answer as well. Sometimes someone will have a different experience with the same problem, and can shed some light from a different perspective.

My answer to your problem in this case is based on a problem with a model 36 Marlin that came into my posesion many years ago with a similar problem, and it was resolved with what I have listed below. All of which were the cause of the problem.

First check the loading gate screw to see if it is loose, then give the gun a thorough cleaning. It might just be crud in the locking bolt raceway or the cartridge elevator where it goes through the locking bolt. Hope this helps.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:50 AM
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Yup, good advice, clean it, and make sure the screws are tight. If you have to turn it over that sounds like the locking lugs getting stuck...... but check the screws, anyway.

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Old 01-31-2010, 07:43 AM
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thanks for the reply guys. i check the loading gate screw. it was a little loose. seem to help some. not sticking as often. ill check further in to it. dont know a lot about the machanics of a gun. but im not to old to learn. thanks again
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:45 PM
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My buddy has a 336 in .30-.30 that just stuck in open-lever position after some very quick cycles of the lever. Local shop told him he broke the wishbone and can be easily fixed. Very common for this gun. So much so that Marlin now ships all new guns with the wishbone made of titanium. Sounds like a cheap & easy fix now to avoid failure in the field later.
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My buddy has a 336 in .30-.30 that just stuck in open-lever position after some very quick cycles of the lever. Local shop told him he broke the wishbone and can be easily fixed. Very common for this gun. So much so that Marlin now ships all new guns with the wishbone made of titanium. Sounds like a cheap & easy fix now to avoid failure in the field later.
Would you care to inform us dummies as to what exactly is a wishbone?
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Old 02-15-2010, 12:26 AM
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wishbone is the ejector. did not know of the titanium, but Wild West has one piece which seems more solid. not that i have ever seem the original ejector to be much of a problem.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:50 AM
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wishbone is the ejector. did not know of the titanium, but Wild West has one piece which seems more solid. not that i have ever seem the original ejector to be much of a problem.
You are right, What issues can an ejector cause, other than bubba losing it.

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