Re: Marlin Model 56 disassemly
Welcome to the forum. I don't own one but I did dismantle one that was in a house fire. If I remember correctly if you take out the Front take down screw that goes through the forearm and the rear takedown screw, which goes through the trigger plate, you can pull the barrel, receiver, and inner workings out of the stock. Then you can take out the two screws at both ends of the receiver and this allows the bolt and lower assembly to separate from the receiver. If you take notice the lower assembly pieces are all between the two sideplates and are held together by pins. Unless you have a schematic, I recommend you don't start punching out the pins because you are going to end up with a lot of pieces. At this point you can properly clean the receiver and barrel. If the finger lever travels through the stock without having to remove it from the lower assembly you can now place the lower assembly in a dip tank to clean it. I used an air gun to dry out the lower assembly and then sprayed the inside pieces with Remington oil in a spray can. I used gun grease on the bolt and inner receiver. It worked real smooth. If you look on NUMRICH gun parts they might have a schematic for a 56. If not, look for a 57, it's the same except it has a tube magazine instead of a clip. I really like the early 56 with the steel receiver. If yours has a serial number you’re lucky because the only the early ones were numbered. Hope this helps and have fun with it!