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Old January 15, 2008, 07:23 PM   #1
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how to clean a marlin 336?

how do you clean the barrel with the whole lever action deal....
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Old January 15, 2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Disassembly of a 336

Based on my cleaning over 45 years of the JC Higgins knockoff:
  1. Throw the action open with the lever
  2. Remove the screw that the lever piviots on
  3. Remove the lever
  4. Wiggle the bolt assembly out - make sure you catch the ejector from the receiver wall behind the bolt assembly
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Old January 15, 2008, 07:38 PM   #3
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It's not as hard as you may think. (clear the gun), open the lever half way, pull the lever screw, and the lever will come right out. Look in it at that point to see how the lever fit into the bolt. The bolt will come out the rear at that point, might have to thumb the hammer back a little for clearance. Watch out for the ejector which will be freed up as you remove the bolt. watch how it goes in there. It's not hard, just pay attention as you do it.

Nothing is forced or hard to dis or re assemble, post back if you have more questions.
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Old January 15, 2008, 10:49 PM   #4
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Watch the extractor. Don't let it get lost! If you've got a manual, they've got complete instructions. Putting the bolt back in can be a little tricky. Just keep wiggling it around and you'll get it.
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Old January 19, 2008, 04:41 PM   #5
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I have the loading port face-up when I slide the lever out and pull out the bolt to the rear. My ejector stays put and I remove/reinstall with small needle nose pliers. That way you don't have to worry about it falling into the action.
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