Marlin 336 Ammo Jam Issue – What to watch out for

Marlin 336 Ammo Jam Issue – What to watch out for

Marlin 336 30-30 Rifle Jams (Failures to Feed) – Two Preventable Malfunctions – Doulos Defense

Team member Timberwolf discusses two common jams (failures to feed) with the Marlin 336 Lever-Action rifle. Jam one is when the ammo is not seated in the magazine tube properly and the lifter jams with the action. The second is with certain grain and shaped ammo that don’t feed properly. Thanks for watching! Please like, favorite and subscribe!

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  1. Wayne Hajek on March 23, 2023 at 3:13 am

    Could be a loose loading gate screw that was causing the loading gate to interfere with the carrier operation. Make sure that your loading gate screw is always tightened properly.

  2. half Cree rodeo clown on March 23, 2023 at 3:14 am

    good tip, thanks. could see that being a future problem i will now avoid. indeed a sweet gun to shoot!

  3. Gator Phil on March 23, 2023 at 3:17 am

    If the jam happens on the last bullet in the magazine it has nothing to do with how far you loaded the bullet in the magazine ! So how do you clear the jam and get the bullet out of the magazine ? Duhh !

  4. John Nation on March 23, 2023 at 3:20 am

    After getting my 336 cerakoted, it only goes through 5 to 8 rounds and then the brass will not extract from the barrel. I never had this issue before. The gunsmith keeps trying to tell me this is normal but I have always been able to get at least 20 rounds through it without any issues. Any suggestions?

  5. MrGeoffois on March 23, 2023 at 3:21 am

    Can ammo fall out the side like the Marlin 1894? My brother keeps saying they both do that.

  6. DonziGT230 on March 23, 2023 at 3:22 am

    Nearly useless.

  7. Матвей Малинин on March 23, 2023 at 3:24 am

    Смазать надо пожирнее.
    Почём цена-то?

  8. travis ford on March 23, 2023 at 3:27 am

    Thanks for nothing. How do you fix the F’ing jam!

  9. EastTexan on March 23, 2023 at 3:28 am


  10. Mister Pistolero on March 23, 2023 at 3:29 am

    how did u fix it i have the same issue and i dont know anything about lever actions

  11. Blake Owen on March 23, 2023 at 3:32 am

    Rockin the Trogdor shirt! Nice!

  12. Phillip Marlow on March 23, 2023 at 3:35 am

    It seems there are differing opinions on the 1895 lever jam. Just as an experiment, I put a brand new lever from my new 45-70 into my 1982 model 1895 444. I used to get a lever jam frequently before the switch, but now, never. The only difference between the 2 levers is the width at the end of the lever that fits into the slide. The newer lever is almost a millimeter thinner but functions extremely well without any further jamming issues. Not sure what the takeaway from this is, except to say that I have a suspicion that the older thicker tipped levers are the true culprit here and the cause is some kind of interference between the lever and the slide and not the loading ramp. Not to say it’s the same case with every gun, but worth looking into if you continue to get the dreaded Marlin lever jam.

  13. Gerry Grieve on March 23, 2023 at 3:36 am

    My piece of shit 336 has issues. The first round goes into the mag ok. The second, not so well. I damned near need a note from GOD and a hammer.

  14. woodwardokie on March 23, 2023 at 3:44 am

    thanks for the tip

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  16. marc dewey on March 23, 2023 at 3:46 am

    I hear Marlin is a joke now anyway since Remington bought them out,just saying.

  17. John Clarke on March 23, 2023 at 3:48 am

    Sorry to say, but that is an amateur / beginners mistake. Whenever loading a lever action through the load gate you always, always must make sure the ammo is pushed in, all the way in and the load gate is FULLY closed.
    If you make sure you do it that way, your rifle will never, ever jamb that way. Almost common sense.

  18. Steve K on March 23, 2023 at 3:49 am

    Helpful video, but would have been better if the repair process were included.

  19. relaxing vibes on March 23, 2023 at 3:52 am

    u absolutely did not explain anything and was a waste of time

  20. enfield 1576 on March 23, 2023 at 3:55 am

    Never ever on all my lever guns had a flat nose bullet not feed correctly. And you have to load a lever gun with loading gate properly. And work the action like a man. Funny how modern day cowboys cant work an old west rifle.

  21. Back Woods Knowledge on March 23, 2023 at 3:58 am

    Do you still live with your mother ?