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Marlin 1894 questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by mountaindrew, Nov 24, 2004.

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  1. mountaindrew

    mountaindrew Member

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    I am the happy owner of a new 1894cp 16.5 inch ported barrel. I have a few question.
    First, when the bolt is closed, it sticks out from the back of the reciever just a hair above flush. Is this normal? Also, it can be pushed forward to almost flush. I am worried that it is not closing tight enough. This is the same empty or with a cartridge loaded.

    Also, can anyone recomend a good website about smoothing up the action? I dont want to do any serious modifications, but I would like to slick it up a bit.
    Thanks.
     
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    same on mine....

    and every other one I've looked at. Doesnt seem to be a problem. The marlin
    is the strongest of 1894's. :)
     
  4. Brian Williams

    Brian Williams Moderator Emeritus

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    Mine is flush on my 1894c, but you could try giving Marlin a call and see if they would do anything about it. The only thing that could be a problem would be if you could get a fingernail in front of the bolt and move it backwards any at all, then you might have a headspace problem.
     
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    Hmmm. Mine fits very flush. That was one of the things that drew me to the rifle. I couldn'd hardly see where the bolt was! But, mine is a 1894s of about 1996 vintage or so.
     
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    Not to be a spoilsport but if the bolt isnt locking all the way forward the gun shouldnt be fired....

    You will find the Marlin service is phenomenal and they have a 5 year warranty

    WilddeckthehallsAlaska
     
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    I didn't see the part of your post re play w/a cartridge loaded; mine doesn't do that. And when you say a "hair", how much is that?
     
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    Just enought to notice or catch a fingernail on. maybe .015 in. The bolt is locking up properlt, just not completely flush with the rear of the reciever.
     
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    to be more specific....

    Mine falls into the .015 catagory, just barely enough that you can see it
    and yes the bolt is locking up properly. I agree with the others any more
    than that and you should send it back for work. :)
     
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