marlin 336 barrel band screw

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Has anybody broke and replaced a marlin 336 barrel band screw. I got a replacement from Marlin and I am having trouble getting the new one to go back in.
I found a youtube video of marlin 336 reassembly and it shows tapping the screw before turning it. It seemed a little strange to do that to a screw.

Does anyone have experience with this?

Tapping barrel band screw at 2:05


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I have just finished complete disassembly, cleaning and reassembly on 2 rifles of this model. you have to line the slot in the magazine up just right to get this screw to go through. I would think a little tapping would help.