Will this part fit my rifle? We get this question a lot. If you're new to lever action rifles it can be quite confusing. There are multiple manufactures, model #s, calibers, and more to try to understand. Here's a short primer to help you easily understand the basics which in turn will help you feel more confident when ordering our parts.
- FITS and WILL NOT FIT: page bullets at top list basic rifle calibers. Please note there are some rare models that may not be listed.
- Parts Options: some parts pages have options" where you'll need to know your model or caliber to choose the right part (e.g. Marlin three loading gate options: 1895, 1894, 336).
Trim Levels: “Dark” or “Stainless,” “Glenfield AS” or “Marlin CST,” generally does not matter as much as the size of the receiver used/caliber of the rifle e.g. a “Marlin Dark” chambered in 357 Mag and a “Marlin CST” chambered in 357 Mag, use the same size parts, with the only distinguishing factors being the finish.
Henry vs Marlin: The Henry Classic 22 Rimfire lever action was the 001 rifle that Henry brought to market. The Henry centerfire lever action rifles came next and utilized the same mag tube loading system vs. a side loading gate like a Marlin.
Both Henry and Marlin centerfire lever action rifles are built on two receiver sizes: one for rifle calibers and one for pistol calibers. They also both use pistol grip butt stocks for rifle caliber models and straight grip butt stocks for revolver pistol caliber models (except for the Henry X models which are all pistol grip).
Finally, the Henry Long Ranger bolt action rifle is a Browning BLR clone that comes in popular long distance cartridges and has no matching parts to their lever-action rifles (except the trigger).
Model 92's:The Winchester Model 1892 was the first of its kind and was designed for pistol-caliber rounds and later the Model 1894 was designed for rifle calibers. Following came the "clones" including: the Miroku Winchesters made in Japan; the Rossi rifles made in Brazil (that includes the Citadel Levtac); and the Chiappa/Pumas made in Italy. Sadly, none of these use the same parts.
Marlin/Glenfield/Rossi Rio Bravo; Henry; Winchester 92;Rossi 92/Citadel; Chiappa; Mossberg; Puma...Will this one XYZ part fit on my XYZ rifle too? Many times the answer is no. Just like a Ford F150 part won't fit on a Chevy or a Toyota the same can be said for a Marlin part not fitting on a Henry or a Rossi. Just b/c the category is "lever-action" similar to "truck" that does not mean the manufacturers use the same parts or thread pitch or screws.
What to know about Marlin 1895, 1894, 336, 444, 410 / Glenfield / Rossi Rio Bravo Rifles (shop here)
1.Marlin rifles are built using three different receivers:
- The smallest is for the 1894 revolver pistol caliber rifles chambered in 357 Mag/38 Spcl, 41 Mag, 44 Mag, 45 Colt and many of the rarer calibers such as 35-20, 25-20, 218 Bee, etc.
- The mid-size is built for the rifle calibers: 1895 45-70's, the 410's, the 336 30-30's and 35 Rems, the 308 and 338's, and the 444.
- The strongest/thickest was built for the 450M Marlin rifle which needed to be beefier to handle the high pressure cartridge.
The Marlin revolver pistol caliber receiver is a bit shorter and is drilled and tapped with hole spacing for a picatinny scope rail or peep sight that's different than on the larger receivers. As such, we have different part SKUs and have labeled them accordingly.
2.Marlin 336 & Glenfield 30-30 & Rossi Rio Grande 30-30 generally use the same parts. We note when a Glenfield AS or a 336 35 Rem may need its own part.
3.Marlin 1894 Revolver Pistol Calibers: You'll need to know your caliber and whether your rifle has a pistol grip (eg. Remington-built 1894 CST 357's) or a straight grip butt stock (most). This helps you choose the parts that differ such as levers, butt stocks, magazine followers, and comet brakes.
4. The 45-70's, 410's and 444's rifle caliber rifles: These use most of the same parts except: the loading gate, mag tube and follower, and cartridge quiver. The .410 since it's a shotgun uses a choke vs. a comet brake.
5. The 336 30-30 Win and 35 Rem, 308ME / 338 ME rifles: use most of the same parts except: The 35 Rem needs it's own loop lever with a small difference on the control blade. Additionally, the 30-30 Win and 35 Rem models use barrel bands to attach the forearm to the barrel/mag tube so they need our barrel band forearm vs. the 308/338 models which use the more modern end cap design.
What to know about Henry Rifles(shop here)
First off, there are three main categories of Henry rifles that we try to address with our parts: The Henry Centerfire lever actions, the Henry Rimfire 22's, and the Henry Long Rangers (RP parts 2023). All three groups use their own unique parts (exceot the trigger) so we need to make different SKUs for each (e.g. sights or M-LOK forearms or butt stocks).
Henry and Marlin centerfire lever action rifles are the most similar vs the Model 92's. They have two receiver sizes: rifle calibers and revolver pistol calibers. The rifle caliber receivers for both Marlin & Henry are drilled and tapped with the same hole spacing for a picatinny scope rail or peep sight. The Henry pistol caliber receivers do not have the same hole spacing as the Marlin 1894 pistol calibers.
Similar to the Marlin's, Henry rifles also either have a pistol grip butt stock/loop lever (all the rifle calibers and X pistol calibers) or straight grip butt stock/loop lever (pistol calibers) on their various models. Knowing which you have matters for buying a loop lever or a butt stock.
The Henry hammers need their own hammer extension b/c they are a bit slimmer than the Marlin's and the lever screws and butt stock screws use a different thread pitch as do their barrel threads for brakes and suppressors.
Until 2000, Henry lever actions did not have side loading capabilities. They could only be loaded from the bottom or front of the magazine tube. This is unique to Henry out of all of the other lever action rifles. As such, we make two models of our M-LOK forearms - one with a Load Port Cutout on the bottom to reload via the tube on the bottom and one No Load Port for those with the side loading option.
What you need to know about the Model 92's
The biggest difference with the Model 92's is the receiver uses top eject to expel the empty cartridge vs side ejection like the Henry and Marlin rifles. This means you can't use receive mounted picatinny rails for a scope and peep sights. There are some limited options out there for replacing the rear barrel mounted buckhorn sight for a forward mounted optic rail.
While they're all "clones" of the original Winchester rifles, none of the Model 92's have standardized their parts or screws. As such, we need to design our parts for each one as we have time (e.g. we have a Winchester 94 loop lever for only for certain models or a Rossi/Citadel M-LOK handguard but need a separate one for a Winchester.)