June 4, 2017
I've been having issues with the magazine feeding
pellets correctly in my Marauder. Two issues occur. The first
is that the magazine doesn't index at all and no pellet is
fed when the bolt is cycled. If I listen closely and watch
the magazine when I cock the rifle, I can see and hear if the
magazine indexes. (I have to have my hearing aides on to hear
this). If I tap on the magazine after cocking, once in a while I can see it index with the tap. So it's hung up and a little tap frees it to index. I shouldn't have to "jiggle the handle" on a rifle of this quality and cost.
The second issue is that somehow the pellet is
getting out of position (maybe the magazine is only partially
indexing to the next round) and when I try to close the bolt,
a pellet is jammed out of position. This is difficult to
clear. The bolt won't close. The bolt will open, but the
magazine can't be removed. It seems only when I force the
bolt to move forward somewhat am I able to then open the bolt
and then remove the magazine. Here is a photo of the last time
I had the issue, when I was finally able to get the magazine
removed. Usually, when the magazine is removed, there is
pellet laying lose in the chamber.
Both of these issues have been more prevalent with Crossman Premier pellets than with J&B Match Tapered Dome pellets.
|The pellet is stuck on the bolt in this case. Usually (maybe always before) the pellet fell out of the chamber when the magazine is removed.
|Here a close up of the situation.