I did a good cleaning today on a 1957 .35 caliber Marlin 336 RC. Here is how I did it.
1. make darn sure the gun is unloaded, nothing in chamber or magazine. As with most mechanical jobs, take a careful look and note the position of all the parts, before you remove them.
2. move the lever, so the bolt is about halfway opened. Lay the rifle on it's side, and using a correct screwdriver, remove the lever screw, and then remove the lever by pulling it out. If your rifle has the safety button, make sure the button is in the "safe" position.
3. Pull the bolt out the rear of the receiver.
4. carefully remove the ejector from the receiver
5. Clean the rifle from the breech end. Clean and lightly oil the bolt, lever, and action.
6. I place the ejector back in its slot, and gently push in the bolt. It should slide right over the ejector.
7. with the bolt back in the receiver, a little more than half way into battery. Refit the lever, and re install the screw.
That should do it for most cleaning needs.
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Last edited by Mannlicher; 11-05-2006 at 17:56.