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.
Should be factory stock. The standard lever, and degree of actors fit-and-finish, makes rapid operation of the Marlin 1894 about as smooth as the gearbox on an old soviet tractor. The big loop allows more room for hand movement before contacting the walls of the loop. The old loop is like putting your hand into a bear trap to operate the action. Also, invest in the shim set, and measure carefully to determine how much shimming is needed on both sides. While the lever itself is basically a straight drop-in, proper shimming should be done by someone with proper precision measuring equipment. I used lab-grade digital calipers, and picked the best combination of shim thickness to provide the absolute smallest gap while still allowing free motion. With shimming, I achieved a gap of .0005” on each side. This made the track of the loop, and bolt, much more exact and repeatable, and easily cut down random side stresses by at least half. A cheap performance upgrade for a few dollars, and a bit of careful work, and I’m no longer worried about sprained fingers during rapid-file.
I ordered this lever with the additional parts needed for installation so I could leave my original lever intact. I expected I would have to install the additional parts myself but instead the lever came fully assembled. This lever is truly a drop in part, I installed the Ranger Point Lever in about 2min. And it worked absolutely great. It had no more side to side movement than the factory lever but since I ordered the shim kit I decided to see if some of it could be removed. I could only install one shim, a second one would not fit. That’s how well these levers are made. Well worth the investment, thank you Ranger Point for an easy to install, high quality product in fit, form, funtion and finish.
Fit and finish look good. Action was a little rough after initial installation but didn't have time to investigate so swapped back to factory. Will give it a closer look as time permits.
Excellent upgrade for the .338MX. I should have done it sooner.
I purchased a lever for my Marlin 444p high quality perfect fit easy to install smooth fits rifle perfect high quality on the blueing didn't have to worry about getting a gunsmith perfect size Loopen lever. People are great to work with great customer service.
I was hesitant to change out my stock lever, as I wasn't sure the improvement would be worth the cost of the lever. I shouldn't have waited! The trigger guard is larger in the right places, and the loop is not only larger, but reshaped to give more clearance for the middle finger. All the edges are nicely radiused and more comfortable than the stock lever. The lever installed in minutes and the machine work was top notch. This lever is what should be on these rifles from Marlin. Well worth the cost!
Another awesome upgrade from RPP! Installed the medium loop lever on my 1895G 45-70 pistol grip version. I used some of the shims to keep it snug and it cycles way smoother than it used too. I think I may need a few more of these.... :)
I bought the Marlin Medium Loop for my 336C 30-30. Install was easy and it looks great. A lot easier to cycle the rounds. Thanks!
I currently have 4 RPP Big Loops on my Marlin 45-70's, 2 of which are pistol grip stocks and two are straight grip stocks. I also have a Big Loop on my Marlin 35 Remington, which has a pistol grip. I would not own a lever action without an RPP Big Loop, as I really appreciate the additional room for my hand and they look absolutely great! The workmanship is perfect and the service from the folks at RPP is the best.
This loop worked great for replacing the original loop that came with my 1894 Marlin in .44 Magnum. Install was easy, and it didn't require any additional tuning. The medium loop is a lot bigger than I thought it would be, which is a good thing. I was a little worried it wouldn't be that much larger than stock, but I was wrong. It's the perfect size. It is about the same size as the "big loop lever" that came on my 1895 guide gun from Marlin.