... I sent duster an PM a month ago asking for advice on my marlin 336. As he was the resident lever/ wheel gun expert. Seeing as it seems he has (Un officially) checked out. I'll ask the rest of you guys. My marlin 336 (1975 manufacture date) light strikes. With herters ammo it will require 2 some times 3 tries to get it to fire. With Remington it just won't. (4\5 pulls of the hammer for nothing) Not sure if I should replace the pin. From what I read online that's better left to a gun smith than me. Requires correct punches a vice and patience. The hammer spring. I haven't seen a tutorial yet but I imagine it's easier to replace. Or maybe even the hammer. If anyone has a suggestion I would love to hear it before I spend what little cash I have in this guy. To be ready for deer season P.s. I do not know the history of the gun. It has been recently acquired.