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Old 10-20-2012, 6:45 AM
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Picked up a Marlin 336 "Leverless" in 30-30, that needs some TLC & parts.
Aquired all the parts but the Lever. My wallet & I can't decide.
Stock Lever $65 from Numrich.
Loop Lever $96 from Numrich. I like it, but feel it may be too big & waste Safe space. (opinions welcome)
Found a custom guy in the back of the Rifleman magazine. Same shape as the standard lever but made bigger. $136 is kind of a drawback.

Will refinish the wood in BLO or Tung Oil.
Will reblue it since there is some pitting on the reciever & barrel.



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Old 10-20-2012, 9:22 AM
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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.

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Old 10-20-2012, 12:50 PM
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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.
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I have a Rossi with their large lever and I like it a lot. I have large hands but it works well for my wife's small hands too. I like the look better too.
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Browning turned a lever action in to the 1895 belt fed machine gun.

That's a good route to follow.
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Was that not Mr Ruger?
Ruger born in 1916. Colt 1895 LMG made in... 1895. I don't think so.
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Ruger born in 1916. Colt 1895 LMG made in... 1895. I don't think so.
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So Marlin does not sell parts direct. Guess I'm gonna sit on the fence about the lever another day or two...
I do want a larger one, just can't decide $96 or $139.....
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That 336 is a nice rifle, I really like mine. I think it's worth the effort to bring it back to life.

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Hmmm...

Loop lever easier to use especially for large handed shooters

Use Tru-Oil to refinsh stocks for really nice look and protection.

If you wanting the gun just to shoot and not worried about it's resale value have the rifle Cerakoted ...... much tougher finish, Midnight Blue looks just like old fashion blued finish, you can repair pits easy when Cerakoting and best of all ....MUCH CHEAPER and Cerakote DOES NOT require oiling to prevent rust
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Painting a lever gun? !?!?!? Blasphemy! !

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I never had any use for the big loops myself. You shoot in mittens much?
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I never had any use for the big loops myself. You shoot in mittens much?
Right about at 1:52 mark.

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Well that might be but Marlin has started to use Cerakote on some of their production guns :4
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I never had any use for the big loops myself. You shoot in mittens much?
No, but I can only fit 2 fingers in the standard lever & it is uncomfortable to shoot that way.


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They are selling the loop for $149.
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Well I picked up a large loop from Numrich for $93.
After stripping off the old finish I reblued w/ Brownell's Oxpho Blue. I really liked using it. Easier than the Birchwood-Casey. It gave a much more even finish. Stripped the furniture & refinished w/ Tung Oil Finish.
Now I think I will strip the Lever & match the gun w/ Oxpho Blue.


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Looking good Bruce! Did you take care of the screw issue?
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Very nice rifle.

Side note-people still wear Crocs?
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Looking good Bruce! Did you take care of the screw issue?
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Very nice rifle.

Side note-people still wear Crocs?
People have been known to wear Crocs on the BART...
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