Marlin 88 feeding problem

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by wkbdgeorge, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. wkbdgeorge

    wkbdgeorge New Member

    I'm back again with another question or 3. I hope you guys can help me out.

    I took my Marlin 88 to the range this past weekend and it seemed to not want to feed the first round into the chamber. After the first round is fired, it seemed to be fine. But each first round, since it had to be manually actuated, the round behaves differently and doesnt want to chamber correctly. (in the picture provided, the dummy round isnt doing exactly what was happening at the range, but I figured it was still not chambering so it was ok to include)

    It seems like the bullet head would go slightly into the barrel but get stuck in an angled position.

    This rifle is my dad's and I was thinking that the feed ramp could be dirty in a place that I cant reach when its in the gun.

    So two questions:
    -How big of a pain is it to take this feedramp out (I removed the two screws but it doesnt seem to want to budge easily) and putting it back together

    -Is there another solution that is obvious to someone else?



  2. big shrek

    big shrek Well-Known Member

    How old is that magazine spring? :)

    Should be changed every 20-odd years or so...