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Thread: Marlin 1894 carrier issues

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    Marlin 1894 carrier issues

    Iv'e got an 1894cl in .32-20 and its making me nuts. Twice the carrier plunger button has come un-staked from its retaining cap and the second time it stretched out the spring so I can't just put it back together again. Are these plunger kits I see on line that use an e- clip worth it ? Will they end this pain in the neck problem?

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    You have me a bit confused. The carrier rocker is held in by a roll pin. The plunger button is in the mag tube. At least that is how I have always seen it.. A picture would be more than helpful. Is this a newer Remington made gun? That might explain my confusion.

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    The 336/1895/444 style rocker is held in with a solid or roll pin, the 1894 rocker is a stepped pin with one end peened over a washer. The aftermarket E-clip replacement style seem to hold up fine.

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    This one is the "improved model" because the older roll pin ones broke so often but mine still broke

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    Interesting, the only ones I've run across are the plunger style rockers on 1894 Marlins. Had a picture of one of mine somewhere on the puter but can't seem to find it now.

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    When Marlin brought back the 1894 they used the old style tab held in with a roll pin like the 336 & 1895. I had one in .357 it broke too. I think Marlin went to this design not because of breakage but its just a simpler way (cheaper) to make the part and I think its a worse design. I wish I had access to a lathe I could come up with one held in place with a lock nut or roll pin. There is a lot of room on that side of the carrier.

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    Well I found a plunger replacement kit from some place called sure hit sights on Monday and I hope it shows up soon.

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