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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby CT_Shooter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:24 pm

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Sometimes one can find a spring close enough at a local hardware store. One of the really good hardware stores that carry bins and bins of nuts, bolts, springs of all sorts and sizes.

I'm no expert, but this advice sounds good to me, Les. A spring is a spring, with or without an official Marlin part number. Take it to a hardware store and try to match it. Let us know how you make out, either way.
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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby Les » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:49 pm

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Mags wrote:.
Sometimes one can find a spring close enough at a local hardware store. One of the really good hardware stores that carry bins and bins of nuts, bolts, springs of all sorts and sizes.

I'm no expert, but this advice sounds good to me, Les. A spring is a spring, with or without an official Marlin part number. Take it to a hardware store and try to match it. Let us know how you make out, either way.


Our hardware stores are obviously two different things entirely! :lol:

Over here, most of them are Walmart-sized stores, where you can buy pretty much anything from wire to lawnmowers to complete kitchens etc etc, but the days of "goody boxes" full of nuts, bolts and other wonders are long gone..... sadly. :(
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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby CT_Shooter » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:12 pm

Les wrote:Our hardware stores are obviously two different things entirely! :lol:

That's unfortunate and almost hard to believe, but if you can't locate one locally, maybe one of us in the States owns a Marlin 39A and is familiar with the Cartridge Guide Spring that you need and can find something in a hardware store that is an exact (or very, very close) match, who is willing to buy it and send it to you as a simple off the shelf, generic spring.

Anyone?
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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby Mistered » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:13 pm

Sometimes one can find a spring close enough at a local hardware store.

Yep - do a little 'scrounging' and try to find a machine parts supply or somewhere that has a good small spring supply. Maybe a local industrial wholesale supplier - this is what I do often for odd, little items.
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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby ESquared » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:29 pm

If you click on the link from my earlier post, you'll see what we're talking about. While there's no reference for what the dimensions are, it looks like a slightly bent piece of steel with a hole in it. That's a gross oversimplification, I'm aware, but it someone, somewhere, ought to be able to reproduce it.
Or (and I keep going back to this), buy one and get a machine shop to reproduce it.
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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby Mags » Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:39 pm

We have the Walmart sized stores here to (Lowes, Home Depot...), mostly in the larger communities and cities. More rural places we still have 'real' hardware stores. What do you have in your rural communities?
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Mags wrote:.
Sometimes one can find a spring close enough at a local hardware store. One of the really good hardware stores that carry bins and bins of nuts, bolts, springs of all sorts and sizes.

I'm no expert, but this advice sounds good to me, Les. A spring is a spring, with or without an official Marlin part number. Take it to a hardware store and try to match it. Let us know how you make out, either way.


Our hardware stores are obviously two different things entirely! :lol:

Over here, most of them are Walmart-sized stores, where you can buy pretty much anything from wire to lawnmowers to complete kitchens etc etc, but the days of "goody boxes" full of nuts, bolts and other wonders are long gone..... sadly. :(
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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby Mistered » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:45 pm

If you click on the link from my earlier post, you'll see what we're talking about.

Oh man - I thought a COIL SPRING was being referenced - Heck this would be easy to make
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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby Mags » Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:55 am

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that's what I thought too.
Mistered wrote:
If you click on the link from my earlier post, you'll see what we're talking about.

Oh man - I thought a COIL SPRING was being referenced - Heck this would be easy to make
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Re: Marlin spares.

Postby Les » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:33 am

Mags wrote:We have the Walmart sized stores here to (Lowes, Home Depot...), mostly in the larger communities and cities. More rural places we still have 'real' hardware stores. What do you have in your rural communities?


A lot of the smaller firms have been forced out of business by the large DIY chain stores. There are probably still a couple of small, family owned businesses around, but they don't generally advertise nationally, so it's difficult to know where they are.

I'm fairly resourceful, so I'll get something sorted eventually. ;)
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