Originally Posted by Hardwarejunkie
Did you check to see if you could get a new big loop lever direct from Marlin?
My new Marlin 1895GBL has their big loop and I really like it - very comfortable to use.
My Winchester had the stock lever and I replaced it with the large loop - it's not very practical for me, mostly for looks.
I was considering getting another large loop for the Winchester and modifying it down to the Marlin size but they aint cheap anymore.
I have the 1895GBL also. Normal levers are to damn small for my hands.
Some people just heat up and reshape the stock lever, may be an option also.