Ok, let me start off by stating that I am a bolt bender who is generally obsessed with accuracy. I want my guns to shoot better than I do, and if I miss my intended target, I want to know it is MY fault and not the gun or ammo. I also want my guns to be the best I can make them without a rediculous gunsmithing bill. I have tinkered with hundreds of bolt action rifles over the years, some I keep, some move down the road to new owners to make way for my new projects. I think I may honestly have a slight case of gun A.D.D. Anyhow, I have owned a very few lever guns over the years and have gotten bored with them easily because I was intimidated to take them apart and look under the hood to see how they work. Well I took the levergun bait again last weekend and bought a used Marlin 1894 in 357 Magnum. By the serial number code it was made in 1981. It is in excellent shape for being 32 years old! I thought it was an added bonus that it does not have that stupid crossbolt safety on it either! Sunday I was bored so I watched a couple of YT videos on how to take them apart and "tune" them up. After watching the videos, my confidence was high so I disassembled my new to me rifle on the kitchen table. I started working on the rough machine marks with some emery cloth, then polished them up with my dremel and some jewelers rouge. I thought everything turned out very well, clean, smooth, bright, and shiny. After re-assembly I was less than amazed at the improvements I had made. It did feel much smoother, but not as good as I would like it to be. Sorry for the long story, but here is the question finally.... Any advice for smothing up a Marlin 1894?