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Mag stuck in Glenfield model 25
#1
Pulled my trusty Marlin Glenfield 25 out of the closet today and tried to drop the mag, the lever (button) moves but the mag wont release.

Anyone know how to fix this (short of a hammer)
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dc dalton;105032 Wrote:Pulled my trusty Marlin Glenfield 25 out of the closet today and tried to drop the mag, the lever (button) moves but the mag wont release.

Anyone know how to fix this (short of a hammer)

Can you post a pic of it from above the receiver looking down at the magazine? Im guessing the catch is bent or broken so pressing the button wont do anything. Dont rake a hammer to it yet!
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Spacemanvic;105035 Wrote:
dc dalton;105032 Wrote:Pulled my trusty Marlin Glenfield 25 out of the closet today and tried to drop the mag, the lever (button) moves but the mag wont release.

Anyone know how to fix this (short of a hammer)

Can you post a pic of it from above the receiver looking down at the magazine? Im guessing the catch is bent or broken so pressing the button wont do anything. Dont rake a hammer to it yet!

Will get some pics in the am after I charge the camera batteries, might be tricky because I have a scope mounted on it but I will give it my best.

Sucks I LOVE this gun, have a nice scope on it and the thing is deadly accurate.

Post again the morning.
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dc dalton;105048 Wrote:
Spacemanvic;105035 Wrote:Can you post a pic of it from above the receiver looking down at the magazine? Im guessing the catch is bent or broken so pressing the button wont do anything. Dont rake a hammer to it yet!

Will get some pics in the am after I charge the camera batteries, might be tricky because I have a scope mounted on it but I will give it my best.

Sucks I LOVE this gun, have a nice scope on it and the thing is deadly accurate.

Post again the morning.

Yet reason enough to not whack it with a hammer. Take your time with this one too, even Numrichs doesnt have all the parts for it. They do have a 7rd magazine though for almost $33.60. If it was me, Id order the magazine, make sure I have it in hand, then maybe sacrifice the stuck magazine IF I had to in order to remove it. If not, maybe take it to a smith if you cant get it out.

http://www.gunpartscorp.com/Manufacturer...htm?page=2

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#5
Don't panic, or force it.

Been there, done that. This is an easy fix.

First of all, don't store the gun with the magazine in. The positioning of the magazine is actually controlled by the stock, and wood is a living thing; it expands and contracts.

Take loose the base plate that surrounds the magazine. That in and of itself may give her enough "wiggle" to drop it.

If not, then remove the action from the stock (big screw up front). and it'll come off easily then.

Now to the underlying issue: There's a "catch" that grabs the magazine. If it's a little too far forward or a little too far back, then the magazine either won't catch in place or won't release. And I do mean "a little." You're going to bend it so little you won't even be able to tell you did.

Here's another "fun fact." A lot of times, older mags work perfectly, but if you by a new one, especially from Marlin/Glenfield, they're just slightly different in geometry. (The after-market ones are actually a bit better!)

What happened to me on BOTH of my G25's was that the older magazines worked fine, but new OEM ones either stuck or nearly stuck. After judicious adjusting, I was able to find an "adjustment" of the catch that worked smoothly for both new and old magazines.

It may take several iterations to get it working smoothly. Again, don't make big adjustments. We're talking a small fraction of a millimeter here. I grabbed the end with a set of baby vise-grips and just put a little pressure on. It's pretty soft metal.

P.S.: While you have the gun unstocked, replace the trigger spring with the spring from a PaperMate pen. Your trigger-pull will go down to 2.5-3 pounds. Don't worry--- everybody does it, but of course YMMV and you should cock it and bump it hard on the floor a few times to make sure it doesn't bump-fire.
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gascolator;105068 Wrote:Take loose the base plate that surrounds the magazine. That in and of itself may give her enough "wiggle" to drop it.

Here's another "fun fact." A lot of times, older mags work perfectly, but if you by a new one, especially from Marlin/Glenfield, they're just slightly different in geometry. (The after-market ones are actually a bit better!)

What happened to me on BOTH of my G25's was that the older magazines worked fine, but new OEM ones either stuck or nearly stuck. After judicious adjusting, I was able to find an "adjustment" of the catch that worked smoothly for both new and old magazines.

It may take several iterations to get it working smoothly. Again, don't make big adjustments. We're talking a small fraction of a millimeter here. I grabbed the end with a set of baby vise-grips and just put a little pressure on. It's pretty soft metal.

P.S.: While you have the gun unstocked, replace the trigger spring with the spring from a PaperMate pen. Your trigger-pull will go down to 2.5-3 pounds. Don't worry--- everybody does it, but of course YMMV and you should cock it and bump it hard on the floor a few times to make sure it doesn't bump-fire.

This actually is a new mag so you were right on the money, loosened the screws, wiggled the mag and out she came.

Thanks to both. I will try the other suggestions when I have more time
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#7
It'll stick again; until you adjust the catch to that happy medium you're doomed. And don't get tempted to move the base plate. Bending the catch-hook is the only way to really solve it.
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gascolator;105068 Wrote:Don't panic, or force it.

Been there, done that. This is an easy fix.

First of all, don't store the gun with the magazine in. The positioning of the magazine is actually controlled by the stock, and wood is a living thing; it expands and contracts.

Take loose the base plate that surrounds the magazine. That in and of itself may give her enough "wiggle" to drop it.

If not, then remove the action from the stock (big screw up front). and it'll come off easily then.

Now to the underlying issue: There's a "catch" that grabs the magazine. If it's a little too far forward or a little too far back, then the magazine either won't catch in place or won't release. And I do mean "a little." You're going to bend it so little you won't even be able to tell you did.

Here's another "fun fact." A lot of times, older mags work perfectly, but if you by a new one, especially from Marlin/Glenfield, they're just slightly different in geometry. (The after-market ones are actually a bit better!)

What happened to me on BOTH of my G25's was that the older magazines worked fine, but new OEM ones either stuck or nearly stuck. After judicious adjusting, I was able to find an "adjustment" of the catch that worked smoothly for both new and old magazines.

It may take several iterations to get it working smoothly. Again, don't make big adjustments. We're talking a small fraction of a millimeter here. I grabbed the end with a set of baby vise-grips and just put a little pressure on. It's pretty soft metal.

P.S.: While you have the gun unstocked, replace the trigger spring with the spring from a PaperMate pen. Your trigger-pull will go down to 2.5-3 pounds. Don't worry--- everybody does it, but of course YMMV and you should cock it and bump it hard on the floor a few times to make sure it doesn't bump-fire.

Son of a gun, you are right! I completely forgot aboutwood stocks doing that. My FILs used to do that!

dc dalton;105087 Wrote:
gascolator;105068 Wrote:Take loose the base plate that surrounds the magazine. That in and of itself may give her enough "wiggle" to drop it.

Here's another "fun fact." A lot of times, older mags work perfectly, but if you by a new one, especially from Marlin/Glenfield, they're just slightly different in geometry. (The after-market ones are actually a bit better!)

What happened to me on BOTH of my G25's was that the older magazines worked fine, but new OEM ones either stuck or nearly stuck. After judicious adjusting, I was able to find an "adjustment" of the catch that worked smoothly for both new and old magazines.

It may take several iterations to get it working smoothly. Again, don't make big adjustments. We're talking a small fraction of a millimeter here. I grabbed the end with a set of baby vise-grips and just put a little pressure on. It's pretty soft metal.

P.S.: While you have the gun unstocked, replace the trigger spring with the spring from a PaperMate pen. Your trigger-pull will go down to 2.5-3 pounds. Don't worry--- everybody does it, but of course YMMV and you should cock it and bump it hard on the floor a few times to make sure it doesn't bump-fire.

This actually is a new mag so you were right on the money, loosened the screws, wiggled the mag and out she came.

Thanks to both. I will try the other suggestions when I have more time

Great news! Now only if I could get some help on why a John Deere tractor makes a scraping noise in neutral.....
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Spacemanvic;105101 Wrote:Great news! Now only if I could get some help on why a John Deere tractor makes a scraping noise in neutral.....

Ew, not me bud. Cars or trucks yes but when it comes to tractors, lawn mowers or (most especially) two cycle engines I am worthless as tits on a frog.
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Spacemanvic;105101 Wrote:Great news! Now only if I could get some help on why a John Deere tractor makes a scraping noise in neutral.....

Search me. I'm a Red Power guy (1956 International 300U).
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