Marlin 39 feed issue

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by rb522, Jan 5, 2013.

  1. rb522

    rb522 New Member

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    I have an old Marlin 39 that I inherited from my dad. It's still a great shooting gun, except the last round out of the magazine will get jammed in the action every time . I have given the gun a good cleaning , but it still happens. I'm guessing the gun is a 50s vintage. Has anyone else had this?
     
  2. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Could be the wrong inner magazine tube, wrong follower, or weak mag spring. Or dirty mag tube.
     

  3. rb522

    rb522 New Member

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    Spring maybe. I gave the gun a good cleaning before I shot it, and all the parts are stock to my knowledge.
     
  4. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Last round? I'm betting mag spring. Possible it is a fouled mag tube. Must be disassembled and thoroughly cleaned. While it is apart, give the spring a stretch. If it is the spring this will TEMPORARILY fix it. The spring will relax again to the previous condition and the problem will resurface.
     
  5. rb522

    rb522 New Member

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    Will be checking that spring. Thanks for the replies, much appreciated.
     
  6. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    What's the first two digits of the serial number?
     
  7. rb522

    rb522 New Member

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    First 3 of serial is H24.
     
  8. rb522

    rb522 New Member

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    Just traced the serial #. It was made in 1950. Shoots great for a 60+ year old gun! If I can fix that last round jam, it would be perfect!