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Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by graybellplumb » Thu May 29, 2014 5:19 pm

I got a new marlin 336 last year but the trigger sucks. Can a gunsmith do some work on it? Or would it be better to bite the bullet and spend $90 on a new trigger. I put a bold trigger on my mauser which was easy and cost less but it made a world of difference.

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Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by Cr0ck1 » Thu May 29, 2014 6:23 pm

You mean that loose play when its cocked?


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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by Iluv2hunt » Thu May 29, 2014 6:41 pm

There is a trigger kit they talk about on the Marlin forums. Eliminates all the slop and stuff. I may do mine as my next project
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Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by Cr0ck1 » Thu May 29, 2014 7:02 pm

Yea its weird but great gun. Freaking trigger just sits loose.


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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by graybellplumb » Fri May 30, 2014 6:51 am

Yah I don't want to mess with it.My gunsmith will do a trigger job for 65.00. I think I will go that route.
Got too many other honey do projects.

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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by Iluv2hunt » Fri May 30, 2014 7:03 am

Curious to what exactly he is going to do to it....
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Post by Cr0ck1 » Fri May 30, 2014 7:35 am

Me too. I guess put a spring in to tension the play?


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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by graybellplumb » Sat May 31, 2014 3:40 pm

I think he is going to do the same thing they were showing on the marlin forum.

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Post by Cr0ck1 » Sat May 31, 2014 6:02 pm

And that is? I dont go on that forum.


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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by 30.06 » Sat May 31, 2014 6:05 pm

he may use a stone to smooth out the sear trigger connection a little bit to tighten it up.
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Post by Iluv2hunt » Sat May 31, 2014 6:28 pm

From what I read they can take up the creep and the trigger pull poundage, but they cannot take out the Marlin flop without doing a trigger replacement

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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by nachogrande » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:58 am

The Marlin flop is normal for them. Think of the range & intended purpose. If distance is close & the gun is unscoped I'd likely use the $ for more ammo to get used to it. ANY TIME you have a smith doing anything there's a chance of a botched job/ an end product not as reliable/ and a real good chance of a long wait. If it really bothers you get it done, but ask how many he's done. If you could handle one he has done even better.
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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by graybellplumb » Tue Jun 03, 2014 2:57 pm

JM gun repair in Bradenton. He knows his stuff.He's worked on a few of my guns.I just want a lighter trigger.I do have a scope on it. I am going to teach my boys on it.

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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by graybellplumb » Fri Jun 13, 2014 2:30 pm

Got the gun back the trigger is sweet but it still has the flop.Definitely better than before.

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Re: Marlin 336 trigger question

Post by 30.06 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:48 pm

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