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Old 02-11-2013, 10:23 PM
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I just brought home my brand new off box Marlin 795. Yes I read the megathread. Is the advice to clean it to remove the factory oils current ? I read the manual, it says nothing about it. It looks and as far as I can feel totally clean. Please advise. I am kind of leery about opening this baby up. specially where I have read about some spring being subject to bending.
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Old 02-11-2013, 10:33 PM
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go and clean it! Marlin is notorious for having crud, shavings, etc. I don't think you have too much to worry about the spring if you're careful. There are several youtube videos out there. Plus you would have to remove it at some time to clean the bolt. Then again, there are people in this board who never clean their 22s or only clean the barrel after several thousand rounds. Either way you'll be fine, but it's always good to clean a new purchase. IMHO.
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Thanks for the advise guys, I will go for it this weekend.
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Old 02-14-2013, 6:52 AM
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I just brought home my brand new off box Marlin 795. Yes I read the megathread. Is the advice to clean it to remove the factory oils current ? I read the manual, it says nothing about it. It looks and as far as I can feel totally clean. Please advise. I am kind of leery about opening this baby up. specially where I have read about some spring being subject to bending.
Yes, what pdude said. Also if you are a gun owner you should know how the gun is put together and what it looks like when its functioning properly so when it doesn't you will be able to repair it. Gunsmith costs are pretty high so minor issues are best repaired by the owner or soon you'll have more $$$ in Gunsmith work than you have in the rifle.

For occasional cleaning of the barrel a boresnake is great as you just need to lock the bolt back and run the snake thru the barrel. Maybe once or twice a year give the entire rifle a good cleaning. Easy.
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Old 02-16-2013, 9:23 PM
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Thanks for all the advise, today took it apart, cleaned it and successfully put it back together. Its true the spring is the hardest part. Three things worry me a bit.
1. the back sight is loose, you can swing it side to side any way to tighten it up ?
2. Where the back screw is that holds the trigger assembly you can see that they originally began drilling about 1/8 inch away, its not really deep, but don't they have jigs during the manufacturing process
3. Finally, alot of shavings came out of the barrel when cleaning it .
Anything I should worry about, I can't shoot it until next weekend.
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Old 02-17-2013, 6:30 AM
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One other thing to be careful of is removing and installing the trigger and guard assembly. Try to get it off and on without bending it. They will break over time.
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