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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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Marlin .22mag stuck case?

Shooting my 783 Marlin .22mag today that I bought new in 1990. Never had a problem but today the case didn't come out of the chamber after I opened the bolt. I got a cleaning rod and pushed it out. The case split or cracked lengh ways. It's the same winchester ammo I use all the time. The gun has about 2,000 rounds through it with no problems. Any help would be great.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 03:46 PM
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Re: Marlin .22mag stuck case?

Do you think it may have been a bad shell from the factory? Did it seem any different when you shot it?
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Re: Marlin .22mag stuck case?

How long has it been since you cleaned her? It very well just could have been the ammo but I find that the less I clean my rimfires, the more malfuntions I see. Rimfire ammo is so dirty it isn't even funny. The chamber gets powder fouled as will the action, the trigger mechanism and of course the barrel. Try a good powder/lead solvent and run a few patches soaked in it till the patches START to lighten up. Then run a soaked patch and just let it it for at least 30 minutes and then run your brushes through the barrel and a swab through the chamber. I find that rimefires always seem to take a little longer to clean than their generally cleaner firing centerfire kin.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2012, 05:02 PM
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Re: Marlin .22mag stuck case?

I'm agreeing with MJY. I'd spray some copper cleaning "stuff" in the chamber and just let it work in there for a few hours. (Of course, I'd do the same with the barrel, but it's probably the chamber that's giving you the pressure issue)

Then scrub it out real good with a copper brush soaked in your favorite solvent, followed by a half-a-dozen patches, followed by another copper brush of your favorite solvent, followed by enough patches to soak up the solvent.

That should get you back to "normal".
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Re: Marlin .22mag stuck case?

You would be suprised at the amount of stuff that can
build up around and under the extractor of a 22 rifle.
I think this should be an easy fix.
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Re: Marlin .22mag stuck case?

Thanks, I'll give it a good scrubbing.
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