Our RPP-designed "medium" loop levers for Marlin Firearms and Henry Repeating Arms lever-actions are drop-in parts that should take minutes to install. Occasionally, minor fitting may be required. We CNC machine our big loop levers in-house out of 4140 steel alloy. We then use KG Gun Kote mil-spec coating for superior wear and corrosion resistance and offer them in two coating options (Gun Metal Blue or Stainless).
PLEASE NOTE: These replacement levers do not come with a plunger, cross-pin or spring. You'll be able to re-use the parts from your factory lever as part of the installation process (download instructions).
NOTE: At this time, we do not make levers for the Marlin 39A or the Marlin 1894 Pistol Grips.
What makes our Marlin "medium loop" levers better?
1) Current "big loop" lever offerings incorporate a loop that is very tall and circular, but the aggressive upper curve still makes gloved fingers bunch together. We made more space fore and aft by flattening and extending the upper curve, allowing the fingers to rest naturally along the pistol grip.
2) The overly tall design of current levers has two effects that we don't care for: a) it creates an odd lag time when opening the action, while the hand leaves the grip and the fingers travel downward before smacking abruptly into the lower rung of the loop (with bare hands this can get uncomfortable quickly); and b) the loop adds significantly to the height dimension of the rifle and becomes the lowest point. Finish scratches are inevitable, and handiness is sacrificed for style.
3) Our design introduces additional space into the trigger guard area, where it is vital. Gloved fingers are a pretty tight fit in factory trigger guards. That should make anyone nervous when the hammer is back. We also decreased the dimension separating loop and guard, allowing the fingers to sit naturally, close together. In the overlay photo below you can clearly see the generous new space we've introduced in key areas.
4) Aesthetically, we designed our lever to blend more naturally with the lines of the stock, complementing rather than contrasting the attractive curve of the pistol grip. Our design may not pop out as much other big loops, but we feel that it presents pleasing, natural lines that look right.
I have been looking for a larger loop for my 1894 Marlin since I got it years ago, finally found this, very high quality, although I did need the two shims. Truly a five minute drop in..., IF you have a 1/16" steel punch to deal with the little roll pin. A block with a hole for the pin to drop out is nice too. Very satisfied with my purchase
I am pleased with the medium loop lever I ordered for my Marlin 444 rifle. The lever and the shims came in faster than promised and were a perfect fit, with the shims removing the slight wobble the factory lever had. This lever makes my rifle a joy to shoot without beating up my fingers.
This lever fit tighter that the factory. Was a perfect fit requiring no adjustments.
I really like this lever on my Marlin 1895. Looks great and fit perfectly. I will put these on other levers I own.
Perfect fit on my 336 35 Rem. Did not need shims.
Absolutely perfect. Fit without any adjustments and installed in minutes. I wish they sold one for the new Mossberg.
The Loop fits perfectly, with no effort. It feels so much better than the factory, and has a better finish. The takedown bolt could have been a bit longer, and I had to use some low level loctite to keep it from backing out.
I am 75 yrs old and raised on lever guns,I used or owned most all them at one time or other. I mention this only to make clear my opinion is not uninformed. The loop lever is without as doubt the best I 've seen or tried and after a 150 yrs Ranger Point got it right and it is beautifully made and finished to my eye, The claw extractor is again what the extractor should of been and they even include a spare spring for guys like me ,
Real easy to install, this loop is easier on my knuckles now. I did a little polishing on the loop and the bolt on my 1894c. The action is real slick now. I work at a gun shop and mention your medium loops and extractors to any one who owns a Marlin.
Perfect fit, and very easy to install!