How to break in a virgin Marlin 39 Mountie


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Min
February 13, 2009, 01:46 PM
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I just bought this 1870-1970 model with octagonal barrel. Seller said it was unfired and I believe it, judging from the amount of grease inside the receiver.

I would like to know how to remove all this grease, and how to break the barrel in properly.


Thank you

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30Cal
February 13, 2009, 04:42 PM
Looks nice!

On a new firearm, always clean the chamber/bore (wet patch and a dry patch) and the action, then lubricate. They're generally readied for storage, not for firing. I'd use patches and rags to get the packing grease out--you don't want solvents or brake cleaner getting into the wood.


Make sure you watch out for the ejector--you should be able to push it in and secure it with a twist of that screw. I lube with grease. Apply, cycle a couple times, then wipe off most of it. I like to apply CLP or something similar before the grease (again; apply, then wipe it off) as grease is not necessarily a good rust inhibitor.

Then go shoot it till you get bored. When done, wipe it down. I cleaned the bore on mine in 1984 and then again in 2004.

Lloyd Smale
February 13, 2009, 05:00 PM
buy a couple bricks of ammo and shoot the snot out of it.

bratch
February 13, 2009, 11:22 PM
Where did you find it?

Min
February 14, 2009, 01:43 PM
I got it off Gunbroker.

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