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 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.
Excellent fit and finish no other fitting needed for my 1895 ! Shim pack I bought haven't used yet Looks and feels great !
Very nice lever! I fitted one of these to a customer's 1895G. Only minor fitting was required to surface "A" to achieve very smooth operation. Excellent workmanship by RPP!
Another "High" quality product from RPP. I followed the simple instructions, had to got to web for a few pointers, within minutes I had my Medium Loop installed on my Marlin 444P. This is much better than the factory small square loop, action is smooth with or without gloves. Thanks again RRP!
Great product! Fast shipping even during Christmas rush. It fit my Glenfield 30A perfectly. Looks and functions GREAT.
Excellent fit and finish, with the lever dropping in as advertised. I particularly like the relived edges inside the loop and the ample but not excessive size of loop. This allows for a solid feel in the action, without a lot of ply between hand and lever. Fair price is a bonus and I would recommend the spending the 10 bucks on shims to finish it out.
Installed in minutes, fit was perfect and the medium size is exactly what is needed with gloves. Couldn't be happier! Thanks Ranger Point
Great product!! Good fit and finish. Works well with my big hands, gloves or not. I purchased the blued lever. Quality product, with excellent product support to back it up. When I build my "Stainless" 1895, I know where to go for the lever. Thanks RPS.
Your product is as you stated and very easy to install I'm very pleased with it.