Model 44 problem

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Jfky
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Model 44 problem

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I just bought a model 44 two barrel set. Problem is that it does not rack after the hammer fall. It will rack normally if I use the release. Do I have a simple problem? I have not taken it apart. Anyone have this problem before?
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Re: Model 44 problem

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Jfky;

You do not have a problem. Marlin shotguns were specially made with what was called a "Hang Fire Safety" in that the action could not be opened unless the gun was fired. If there was a hang fire, or if the gun needed to be opened without firing, then the safety release must be activated in order to open the action.
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