Go Back   Maryland Shooters > The Arsenal > Rimfire
Don't Have An Account? Register Here

Join MD Shooters

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old September 4th, 2019, 09:46 AM #1
offthepaper's Avatar
offthepaper offthepaper is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,284
offthepaper offthepaper is online now
Senior Member
offthepaper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 1,284
Marlin 39 needs qualified Gunsmith

I love the Marlin 39's, so much that I have 4 of them.
1947 Marlin 39
1954 Marlin 39
1968 Marlin 39A
2010 Marlin 39A

My issue is with my 2 older models. both seem to have feeding issues when the round is pulled from the tube magazine and moving it into the chamber.
It seems the bullet is never guided "dead-center" into the chamber. My 2 newer ones feed without ever an issue with either.
Is there a local gunsmith that specializes in work on the 39''s that anyone can recommend ?
BTW- I've already cleaned them like my mother used to clean a kitchen, so not caused by crud buildup.

thanks in advance.
offthepaper is online now   Reply With Quote
Old September 4th, 2019, 02:09 PM #2
Clem Clem is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southern MD
Posts: 91
Clem Clem is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Southern MD
Posts: 91
Don't know any gunsmiths who might look at your 39's, but on the 39A there is what Marlin calls a cartridge guide spring; it is a piece of flat spring steel, mounted in the receiver just aft of the chamber, held in place by a screw through the top of the receiver. You might want to take a look at that and see if it is different than the newer guns. That little spring directs the bullet into the chamber. If it is damaged or missing, you probably would have trouble chambering.
Clem is offline   Reply With Quote
Old September 19th, 2019, 10:18 PM #3
NeutronBlu NeutronBlu is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: severna park
Posts: 668
NeutronBlu NeutronBlu is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: severna park
Posts: 668
I have a 1962 39A that was having some feed issues and someone suggested that the take down screw was too tight. I loosened it up and the feed issues went away. Just a suggestion.
NeutronBlu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Home Page > Forum List > The Arsenal > Rimfire


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2019, Congregate Media, LP Privacy Policy Terms of Service