Thursday, April 9, 2020

Marlin 336 Disassembly & Assembly - Easy As Pie

I worked on my Marlin 336 yesterday. I did a 90% or so detail strip. The only things I did not take apart were the trigger assembly (as in remove the trigger from the trigger guard plate), the loading spring ( what many might call the loading gate), sights, and the bolt assembly (it looked pretty clean). Oh yeah, I also did not remove the safety button assembly. 

 I've got to say, it was a pretty straight forward matter to take it down and to assemble it again, at least once you have a clue how to do it. I watched a couple of decent videos as reminders on how to do it but as luck would have it, neither covered the removal of the safety button which was the one part I wanted to inspect thoroughly because it had been sticking some. As it turned out, lubricating it a bit pretty much solved that. 

The two decent videos I found appear below - one for 336 pre-safety models and the other actually for a Marlin 1895 but they are pretty much the same as to disassembly. Mind you, the pre-safety 336 video can be somewhat of a chore to watch as the guy is evidently making the video with one hand bouncing the camera around while taking apart the rifle with the other hand and there pretty much is no audio other than his breathing noises and disassembly noises. The other one was more of a typical video with audio as well; the guy who made it also has an assembly video for the 1895. Both helped me get the job done. 

Those were the two I found yesterday, found some others today but have not watched them all yet. 

All the best,
Glenn B