Marlin 336 Mainspring

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kjorgy
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Marlin 336 Mainspring

#1 Post by kjorgy » Mon May 13, 2019 1:54 am

Does anyone know an easy way of getting the plate on that holds the mainspring? I would like to get the plate to the first notch on the upper tang closest to the hammer but cannot get it done. any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks! this is a marlin 336 from the '50's.

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Re: Marlin 336 Mainspring

#2 Post by mark » Mon May 13, 2019 4:04 am

I use an adjustable wrench on the plate that tensions the mainspring.

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Re: Marlin 336 Mainspring

#3 Post by fordwannabe » Mon May 13, 2019 11:20 am

I install the lower tang loosely with the spring on the hammeri strut but no tension. I have a tool I made (plate with a hole for the strut) but in the past I used to keep the retaining plate off to one side put the muzzle on a piece of carpet on the floor and use a semi stout flat blade screwdriver to push the retaining plate down and into place in the notches. Easy peasy. The bottom is the only part that has to be in a specific spot.
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Re: Marlin 336 Mainspring

#4 Post by fordwannabe » Mon May 13, 2019 11:24 am

Whoa whoa whoa just reread the op and 336’s from the 50’s don’t have notches on the upper tang the model 36 has them and the very early 336 from the 40’s may have had them. Is your “plate flat or sorta L shaped? Different animal all together.
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Re: Marlin 336 Mainspring

#5 Post by kjorgy » Wed May 15, 2019 12:23 am

Correction on my post. Those notches are on the lower tang or trigger plate. the piece that is inserted is curved "L" shaped.

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Re: Marlin 336 Mainspring

#6 Post by fordwannabe » Wed May 15, 2019 10:37 am

Then what I said in the above text will work. Largish flat blade screwdriver pushing bottom of L shape into notches on lower tang :D
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