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Major 2:
Charley, I PM'ed the article to you...

the Photo's accompanying the Article are above...and here are the others... hope it helps.

You will note I chose to replace the Magazine spring & follower with a Stainless Steel parts.

In the Second photo, the replacement cross bolt safety replacement is seen ....

one other Point...I did not mention in the article....there are firing pins made in Titanium....I mention I chose the Stainless Steel , I felt the lighter springs with the Titanium pin might lead to light hits with some primers.    

greyhawk:

--- Quote from: Coffinmaker on November 17, 2017, 10:33:36 AM ---Thank Major 2.

The Marlin can be cleaned up to run very smooth and quite fast.  Judicious Rubbin-n-Buffin, change some springs and go.  Like anything else, you can go over the top.  I don't necessarily think it's a swell idea to over buff the moving parts till the gun rattles.  There is a vast difference between smooth and worn out.  I've seen entirely too many guns returned from "big deal" tuners that were completely clapped out while being brand new.  Exercise some care please.

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never had much interest in marlins ----but I watched a video just a while back of that widdermaker feller crankin one in his loungeroom - ten rounds includin a couple of empty cases - that thing was like litenin - they dont get any quicker - after seein that I figgered I maybe could get interested. Picked up the link here somewheres I think.

Coffinmaker:

A couple of CAVEATS.   Towards the end of production of the "Fish" at their own plant, QC went bye bye.  Sloopy fit and fins.  Then they became "Remlins" and early production guns from Remington were/are KRAP.  Recent production guns have returned to nice rifles.  Care must be exercised purchasing a Marlin.  Older "JM" marked guns are bringing "stupid" money.  I have not ben able to figure out why folks are willing to pay $1300 for a rifle that will have to have the dreaded "Marlin Jam" fix'd and originally cost $550.  Stupid money.

Adirondack Jack and Widdomaker Hill worked out some very interesting and effective modifications to the Marlin action allowing it to become magic fast and smooth.  Beyond simple springs and polish, were I determined to compete with the fast guys, I'd ship a Marlin to "Widder" and have him make it run.  A WidderMagic Marlin will even run C45S cases lake wet grain thru a Goose.

I'm personally up to my Arm Pitts in toggle link rifles so have no interest in a Fish.  They are however, a real nice CAS rifle.

Major 2:
I too am eat up in Toggles   ... Henry's, 66 & 73's

But , as I said in my Article, my desire for a Fish was nostalgic, my Dad had one in the 30's in 32/20.
He had to trade it during the early WW2.  I wanted one as he said he like his and I never got to see it.
My gun is one of the 1989 JM "Classic Limited" Marlin's offered in a limited run in 32/20 ...It was new old stock in Box.
.....on Gun Broker , at " buy me now " two or 3 years ago....

With the Spring kit & one piece Firing pin ...the gun is a tack driver & gem to shoot.
  

Major 2:

--- Quote from: Major 2 on November 18, 2017, 05:18:16 AM ---Charley, I PM'ed the article to you...

the Photo's accompanying the Article are above...and here are the others... hope it helps.

You will note I chose to replace the Magazine spring & follower with a Stainless Steel parts.

In the Second photo, the replacement cross bolt safety replacement is seen ....

one other Point...I did not mention in the article....there are firing pins made in Titanium....I mention I chose the Stainless Steel , I felt the lighter springs with the Titanium pin might lead to light hits with some primers.    


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