View Full Version : Marlin lever action bolt removal question

October 3, 2000, 08:51 PM
Anybody know if the bolt is removable (for cleaning of the barrel), on a Marlin Model 30AW 30/30? If so, how?



George Stringer
October 3, 2000, 09:47 PM
Mesa, I e-mailed you the instructions. Too much typing to post it all. George

October 4, 2000, 01:37 PM
I used the instructions that George sent a while back and it was easy to remove clean and reassemble my Marlin.

Thanks again George!

October 4, 2000, 03:48 PM
Could I have the same instructions emailed to me, please?



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George Stringer
October 4, 2000, 08:23 PM
Deanf, your e-mail bounced. Try e-mailing me and I will respond with the instructions. George

George Stringer
October 5, 2000, 09:29 AM
DeanF, your e-mail bounced again. If you will send me a SASE I'll send you a hard copy of the instructions. Stringer Gunsmithing, 501 W. Main St., Earlington, KY 42410. George

October 6, 2000, 01:59 AM
Really?!?!? That's bizare.

Would you mind trying another address?


Thanks again.

Chad Young
October 6, 2000, 12:28 PM
If you ever ave questions about cleaning, maintenance, or dissasembly of a firearm, the best resource is the manufacturer's manual that came with the firearm. Most manufacturers will be happy to send you a manual for little or no cost. To reach Marlin, mail to:

Marlin Firearms Company, Box 248, North Haven, CT 06473

Or go to http://www.marlinfirearms.com

I also recommend the books that are available in the stores that go over step-by-step breakdown of many models of rifles. Forgive me, I do not recall the exact names and titles.

October 6, 2000, 11:48 PM
Bolt removal is not covered in the Marlin Lever Action manuals.

October 9, 2000, 06:23 PM
I'm afraid you are wrong about the Marlin Manuals not covering bolt removal. I went and bought a new lever action 30-30 Sunday and the manual clearly explains how to remove the bolt so that the gun can be cleaned from the breech.

At any rate, I appreciate all the responses.


October 13, 2000, 11:56 PM
Correction: My Marlin Lever Action manual does not cover bolt removal. I guess I got gypped.