These precision-cut shims can be used to take the lateral side-to-side play out of your Marlin Firearms or Henry Repeating Arms lever. Get rid of that slop in your cycle for a smoother, more linear lever action feel.
- Precision steel shims come in a 2-pack of shims sized .005 (.15mm) for precise tolerance adjustment
- Not visible once easily installed
How to install:
1. Remove the lever screw
2. Fit the shim(s) between the lever and the trigger plate
3. Reinstall the screw
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Mind the gap! Press the lever firmly to one side and then use feeler gauges to determine the total gap. Put spacers evenly as possible on both sides to take up the gap. You may need more than two packs!
Shims eliminated the play in the lever. I was a little concerned at first the second shim might not go in but patience paid off. The Henry is new out of the box so the action has no ware. The lever was tight when closed without the shims but terrible when open. With the shims the lever is smooth and tight. The shims did not affect the effort to cycle the weapon. Very pleased.
Bought these lever shims for Marlin 1894 and was very pleased with the purchase. Easy to install and they worked great. Fast shipping. Thanks Ranger Point Precision for a great product!
Purchased 2 more sets. They are just right to take up end-play of lever. Henry or Marlin.
I can't speak for all Marlins but it took 2 sets to get the slop out. They are quality shims and do a very nice job.
5 stars for the fact they did exactly as described and took the slop outta my lever and now has no play side to side. They were actually fairly difficult to install, were very tight between lever and action. Even though simple, I wish they woulda came with instructions. Took me over an hour to get them installed.
I've got a late 2014 or early 2015 Marlin 1894 44 mag. that had a lever jamming problem when the gun was empty and when either any left pressure was put on the lever when cycling or cycling the lever with the gun held with the left side down. Maybe not a problem for most, but I didn't like it. I saw on YouTube where a person had a similar problem and sent the gun back to the factory for repair and it was returned with the same problem. I figured maybe limiting the movement of the lever to the left might help. I ordered a set of the lever shims and installed both of them on the left side of the lever and it worked like a charm. No more jamming. It also took some movement out of the lever as designed. Great product!
So the product itself is great, and really nice job, however for older rifles, a $9.00 two pack isn't enough. I've used 2 sets so far, and could likely use a 3rd, but for now it's still a drastic improvement over what it was before.
So that said, great product, but if there is more than a little play you might need a few sets, and that can get costly.