So I just went on a gun buying spree again
(new lower from Denny's Guns, S&W .460 mag, Sig Trailside and a Marlin 45-70, along with a total custom 10/22 I built from scratch) and first, I take the Marlin out of the box to look it over and attempt to open the action. It seems a little stiff and while operating the lever, the side of the stock POPS OUT where it meets the grip area???? It will not cock and the lever is incredibly stiff. Time for a phone call to Marlin C.S. Then, a couple of days later, I decide to go shooting...I'm putting the required 500 rounds throught the 10/22 to break it in while verifying sight-in and at about 300 rnds or so, the trigger will not operate. The bolt will cycle and the trigger is not activating the hammer??? So I put it away to be taken apart at home and start shooting the Trailside. It periodically fails to go into battery so I have to start bumping the back of the slide with my thumb. I am about to lose my mind so I break out the .460 (it has just a LITTLE perceived recoil
) and the Denny's upper I had already owned now mated to a Denny's lower to match it, and finally things go better. The .460 is a hoot to shoot and the Denny's stuff worked flawlessly as expected. Anyone else ever have such a frustrating time with new deliveries? That is enough to make a nun cuss!!!!