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Old 07-27-2019, 07:58 PM
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I received a newer 39AS in trade. I made it to the range and it would only sporadically fire ( tried several brands of ammo and not cheap bulk). Fired or not, there was always a dent in the rim but the fired case bulged just above the rim.

I took it to a local gunsmith and 2 months later I get the gun back. I put 3 shorts in it to test in the back yard and I get 3 clicks. The rims were dented.

I didn't get to speak with the smith when I picked the gun up but the rifle was returned with the used hammer spring and firing pin in a baggy. A while back when I happened to be in the shop I asked about the gun and he said he had cleaned up the chamber with a reamer.

I took the gun back to the shop but the smith wasn't in so I left it with a note and the rounds I tried to fire.

After 2 months and $154 later and I get it back as bad or worse when I took it in, I am having little faith in a repair.

Anything I can check or do if it is returned again not functioning or not consistently firing?

TIA!!
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Old 07-27-2019, 08:51 PM
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I do not understand the reasoning behind reaming the chamber. Now it is likely oversized. The only solution I know of now is either sleeve the barrel or replace. Pretty sad situation. Hopefully others can offer a less drastic repair.


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Old 07-27-2019, 09:23 PM
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If he put a new firing pin in he may not have fitted it to the bolt.
You could try searching for the threads telling how to fit a new firing pin.
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Old 07-27-2019, 09:37 PM
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I had a similar problem. Replaced the firing pin and had to 'fit it to the bolt'. Took me about 30 minutes with a jewlers file and patience. Check to see if your firing pin protrudes out past the shell seat but not farther than the bolt face. Too far and you will contact the breech and have different problems.
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Old 07-28-2019, 05:06 AM
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Send me a PM. I know the problem and have instructions for the fix. Those replacing firing pins must be new here and have not heard of me. You have a newer Marlin with an issue, especially failure to fire, and I am your man. Not bragging. Just ask others who I have helped on here. If you would have known of me, or someone else mention to contact me, I could have saved you the $154 and 2 months for something that takes about 30 minutes to fix. There are 2 ways to fix this, and this is why we need to chat in the PM;s, so we can decide which is best for YOU.

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Old 07-30-2019, 06:53 PM
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Had same problem on 64 39a goldin got o port 1970 pin so i had to file a little on the new firing pin have a marlin 20-a made 1916 had to replace that one also love both guns fun to shoot
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:58 PM
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Got pre 1970 dam auto correct
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Send me a PM. I know the problem and have instructions for the fix. Those replacing firing pins must be new here and have not heard of me. You have a newer Marlin with an issue, especially failure to fire, and I am your man. Not bragging. Just ask others who I have helped on here. If you would have known of me, or someone else mention to contact me, I could have saved you the $154 and 2 months for something that takes about 30 minutes to fix. There are 2 ways to fix this, and this is why we need to chat in the PM;s, so we can decide which is best for YOU.
Gizzy is the guy you need to talk with..
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Yes, Gizzy is the expert.

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I spoke to the gunsmith and he said that the bolt isn't being pushed all the way into position. He welded up on the lever and it helped cut down on the misfires but he is going to have to weld up the area on the bolt where it makes contact with the lever to get it to completely close.
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Old 08-10-2019, 04:54 PM
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I spoke to the gunsmith and he said that the bolt isn't being pushed all the way into position. He welded up on the lever and it helped cut down on the misfires but he is going to have to weld up the area on the bolt where it makes contact with the lever to get it to completely close.
I hate to hear this. Just being honesty here, but that man is gong to ruin your rifle. And you are paying him to do it. My parts rifle was built in the 50's, and when it was whole, it never has any issues like that. I was the 4th owner and that rifle had thousands upon thousands of rounds through it. They just do not wear like that. That gunsmith may know some guns, but he does not know the 39A.
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Mine had a damaged firing pin tip, had a step in it from some previous owner, so the new f/p was required. Sorry Gizzy. I'll keep you in mind if I run into any other problems.
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Listen to Gizzy

William: Let Gizzy save your 39AS from a so-called gunsmith who doesn't know how fix this rifle. Listen to Gizzy. He helped me with my 39AS. He knows exactly what to do. And you should ask the "gunsmith" to refund your money.
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Gizzy will fix all your problems if you will listen.

Try to get away from Bubba the "gunsmith".
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Gizzy will fix all your problems if you will listen.

Try to get away from Bubba the "gunsmith".
Marlin, when bought out by Remington, sold some 39 AS rifles that absolutely would not operate as they should. Bubba must have been trained by “Remlin”.
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