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Thanks for all the kind words!

I'm glad to hear that people are finding this little pictorial useful!
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I'd love to find a nice one up here, and after reading this thread, I'd feel capable of doing maintenance. Fantastic tutorial, looks like it should be a "Sticky". So I can find it when I get lucky
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Old 07-29-2010, 11:43 PM
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Here ya go CLICKIE

Edit: D'oh! Already ended, sorry
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Old 07-30-2010, 07:54 AM
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Thanks for putting my mind at ease about the Firing pin block orientation.

Thanks again - great job! Much better than the gun digest rimfire 3 book!
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Old 07-30-2010, 04:28 PM
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I think you might be the main reason Big Shrek asked me to do this actually. I'm curious to know how similar the innards actually are. If you need a more detailed pic of something in mine, feel free to give a holler.
If one person is helped by this info, then my time was well spent
thanks for the offer. I'll try and take some pics of the 56 once I start the attempt. it got me so irritated initially I just had to sit it aside. now I just have to find the time.

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Old 07-30-2010, 06:48 PM
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Yes it is useful ---

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Thanks for all the kind words!

I'm glad to hear that people are finding this little pictorial useful!
Yes I did find it useful --- Your pictorial has fully convinced me to never take my Model 56 down regardless of what the issue might be.
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Old 07-30-2010, 09:25 PM
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Yes I did find it useful --- Your pictorial has fully convinced me to never take my Model 56 down regardless of what the issue might be.

BWAH-HAH-HAH!!!!!!

I can understand the feeling, I was afraid as heck to take apart my 1913 Model 37,
but sometimes, ya just gotta bite the bullet for a total cleaning.

But as was shown above, if you do decide to do it, TAKE PICS of EVERY step of the process.

That way you will know EXACTLY how to get things back together again.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:29 PM
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Do we really want all this useful information to fall off the last page?
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Old 08-30-2010, 04:41 PM
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perfect timing. I got a 56 yesterday.
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Old 09-17-2010, 05:05 PM
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perfect timing. I got a 56 yesterday.

I got a Sears 46C (Marlin 56) today...DANGIT!!!
EG code - May 1963

I just knew all the cajoling to get a thread on the Lever-matics would cost me

I'll toss some pics on later, just shot the Before Pics...I'm sanding the stock Madly right now, as it's a beater.
But by the time I'm done...

DARN THIS MARLINITIS!!! DARN IT TO HECK!! LOL

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Marlin Sling on the Sears 46C (Marlin 56) with a Sears Ted Williams Scope!


Here's a link to all the Before, During, & After pics...
http://www.supermotors.net/registry/22606/74734

Before Pic...
If you click on the pic & make it bigger, you can see just how jacked up this rifle was...clearcoat was worn off...light rust all over the place...

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Old 07-02-2011, 11:17 AM
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Great tutorial! I just received a magazine for my 44DL today, right mag but terribly tight fit, used your directions to disassemble, clean and lube everything, working fine now, thanks!
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Old 07-31-2011, 07:32 PM
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These photo instructions are great!
I just started tearing down a Higgins 44DL due to mis-fire problems.
I will post some questions in a seperate post, but to follow up on this thread...

With the knotched corner of the little block up and to the front of the gun, the firing pin can be removed by only taking out the top pin of the block. Then the block will flip back out of the way to pull the firing pin out.

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Old 09-19-2011, 05:03 PM
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I think you might be the main reason Big Shrek asked me to do this actually. I'm curious to know how similar the innards actually are. If you need a more detailed pic of something in mine, feel free to give a holler.

I did need to get in there and pull the firing pin anyway. I ground flats on 2 sides to lower the surface area of the pin in an attempt to achieve harder strikes. The only problem I'm having with the Higgins currently is light strikes on some rounds. My next step is to replace the firing pin again.

If one person is helped by this info, then my time was well spent
BTW, did you ever get yours together??
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Old 09-21-2011, 07:11 PM
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BTW, did you ever get yours together??
Mine's always been together I did find the light strike issue. Turned out to be a mushrooming firing pin. I re-trued the back of the firing pin, and all is well with the world now. I don't put to many rounds thorough her since my Great Grandfather was the one that bought it out of a Sears and Robuck catalog, and it's now classified as a family heirloom
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This oughta be a Sticky. Darn Good Info here!!!
It's been the top stickie for a long time now
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