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Marlin Model 24 Shotgun, Need repairs!

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Peter M. Eick, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Peter M. Eick

    Peter M. Eick Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Houston, TX
    I have a Marlin Model 24 Shotgun from about 1908. It is a 12 gauge, and was my great grandfathers. It is used and I wanted to shoot it again. I have had it checked out and cleaned about 15 years ago by a smith and he said it was worn but ok for light loads.

    I pulled it out today and decided to check it out on line. I found the following links about them and the safety checks:


    My shotgun does fine except for the last safety check. If you apply rearward pressure to the forearm and lightly press the firing pin in, about 2/3rds of the way it, the gun unlocks and cycles. The firing pin is not fully down. Even I recognize this is a great way of getting the bolt in the eye and that cannot be good for my shooting skills.

    Can anyone advise me on a good smith or where I can get parts to get this fixed? I would like to shoot it but I do recognize it has more family history then commercial value, so I would park it if this is out of the question.

    Thanks a bunch.

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