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How to break in a virgin Marlin 39 Mountie

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Min, Feb 13, 2009.

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  1. Min

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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
     
  2. 30Cal

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    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.
     
  3. Lloyd Smale

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    buy a couple bricks of ammo and shoot the snot out of it.
     
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    Where did you find it?
     
  5. Min

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    I got it off Gunbroker.
     
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