Marlin Model 49 Problem: Reassembly!

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Thomas, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. Thomas

    Thomas New Member

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    So I am cleaning this filthy Marlin Model 49 .22 LR and now I can't get the dang thing back together correctly.

    When I pulled out the trigger assembly the hammer was cocked. While I was cleaning the assembly, I deliberately pulled the trigger and the hammer came down of course. I finished cleaning and lubing all components and put the .22 back together.

    However, pulling the charging handle back does not cock the gun anymore (I'm ashamed to admit it worked fine before I got my hands on it). So I pulled the assembly back out and tried to put the hammer in other positions and it still will not charge/cock when I pull the charging handle back.

    Note that I did NOT disassemble the trigger assembly so it cannot be anything connected to that. I feel that the issue has to do with the orientation of the hammer during reassembly but I know nothing about this particular .22 (it's not mine) and the Marlin website does not offer help with these older models.

    Any help or pointers would be appreciated. I feel like I'm missing something pretty basic here but I sure can't figure it out. Is there something quirky about reassembling the model 49?

    Thomas
     
  2. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    You did not say if you let the hammer fly off full cock when you pulled the trigger or eased it forward. If you let it go on it's own, you most likely damaged the hammer and/or sear or any of the associated springs. Do not dissasemble the group, you probably won't get it back together. Take it to a gunsmith and he will check the hammer, sear, disconector and springs.Don't take him a bag full of parts (have had many come to me like this), you will be charged extra. Hope this helps..

    Jim...........
     

  3. Thomas

    Thomas New Member

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    Marlin Reassembly Completed

    Thank you for your assistance. Ultimately, I did take it to a gunsmith who informed me that I allowed the hammer spring to jump off the correct alignment on it's strut. He fixed it for me, $10. Not a bad price considering I spent three hours (at least) mulling this problem over!

    I put together my own version of an "owner's manual" for this .22. It's a powerpoint presentation. I'm happy to e-mail it to anybody who wants it.

    Thomas
     
  4. masterPsmith

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    Good to hear you got it repaired.

    Jim..........
     
  5. lilbrud

    lilbrud New Member

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    Can I get a copy of your powerpoin presentation?
     
  6. Thomas

    Thomas New Member

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    Yes, I just sent it.

    T
     
  7. Mark885

    Mark885 New Member

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    Marlin 49

    Do you still have power point.
     
  8. Eric0424

    Eric0424 New Member

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  9. gilley

    gilley New Member

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    I had the same thing happen to me but it was my bone headed buddy that took it apart
     
  10. gilley

    gilley New Member

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    Anyone got the print off he made?
     
  11. patrickpicazo

    patrickpicazo New Member

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    Thomas- powerpoint

    I need to put back my marlin 49. the hammer broke and i ordered a new part but i cant reassemble it. please send me your powerpoint. it might just be what i have been looking for! thank you sooo much!
    patrickpicazo@yahoo.com