Yes, the fit and (apparent) function on this "remlin" was actually quite nice (good wood, nice inletting, relatively smooth action, etc) so I had my hopes up and was pretty dis-spirited when it started doing the "marlin jam" on the first tube of ammo.
Anyway, its on its way back to Marlin for a tweak and I am just hoping it won't be too long until I get it back. For one afternoon, it was a LOT of fun. So, when I get it back even if its not 'right' I will do what I need to do to make it 'right', even if it means tracking down a 'marlin expert' gunsmith. Way too nice of a shootin' iron to do anything else with it!
All the best,