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Old 02-16-2017, 6:23 AM
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Default Marlin 795 mag sticking

I have a new 795, and the mags do not drop out when I press the release. I have to press the release, and pull the mag out with my other hand. Not the easiest procedure. Any ideas as to where they might be hanging up?
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Old 02-16-2017, 2:45 PM
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Kind of a common problem. I've had luck sanding down the edges slightly. Seems like some magazines stick more than others. I had one that stuck for a while until I used it a number of times.
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Good to know. Thanks for the info. I was thinking I'd sand them a bit, but just wanted to make sure there wasn't some other trick before I sanded them.

The 795 is a fun little rifle, and quite accurate out of the box. I was shooting about 1" groups from 25 meters "Appleseed style" (no rest, or bipod).
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The 795 does shoot well and is very reliable. Great rifle especially for the price. Owned mine for a couple of years and really like it a lot. I replaced the stock trigger guard and trigger with the DIP setup. It is a nice upgrade.

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I'm going to look into the trigger upgrade. Thanks again!
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I have 8 magazines for 2 795's, all of them have to be pulled out with mag release depressed, never seen a 795 mag just fall out while release depressed. ....I don't think it's supposed to

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I have 8 magazines for 2 795's, all of them have to be pulled out with mag release depressed, never seen a 795 mag just fall out while release depressed. ....I don't think it's supposed to

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That's too bad. I have an XT-22 bolt action that uses the same mags as the 795, and 3 out of 4 of the mags drop without any pull. I'm going to mess with them a bit, and see if they get any better. If it works, I'll update the post.
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I got it to work... I didn't take any pics of the process though.

I made some horizontal lines with a sharpie on the magazine where it sits in the mag well, and then inserted and removed it several times. This allowed me to see where it was sticking, so I could sand those areas. I did this several times, sanding with 320 grit paper. It helped, but not a ton. I took apart the receiver (as the manual describes for cleaning), and noticed the mag well has some burs and unfinished edges. I filed those with a very fine file (about as fine as a nail file). Just a little at a time so the mag wouldn't become sloppy while seated. I repeated the sharpie lines, more sanding and filing, and the mags finally dropped with just a press of the release. Just go slowly, and test often.
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I got it to work... I didn't take any pics of the process though.

I made some horizontal lines with a sharpie on the magazine where it sits in the mag well, and then inserted and removed it several times. This allowed me to see where it was sticking, so I could sand those areas. I did this several times, sanding with 320 grit paper. It helped, but not a ton. I took apart the receiver (as the manual describes for cleaning), and noticed the mag well has some burs and unfinished edges. I filed those with a very fine file (about as fine as a nail file). Just a little at a time so the mag wouldn't become sloppy while seated. I repeated the sharpie lines, more sanding and filing, and the mags finally dropped with just a press of the release. Just go slowly, and test often.
Have you fired the gun since. ...hopefully it will still feed ok

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