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Big loop Marlins

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Dinosaur1, Jun 17, 2015.

  1. Dinosaur1

    Dinosaur1 Well-Known Member

    Does anyone know if the big loop levers on the new Marlins will fit into the older Mod. 1894's. I'd like to switch mine out because you can't use the old lever with gloves. It seems like they should but there could be changes.
  2. MEHavey

    MEHavey Well-Known Member

    The Marlin big-loops are all currently on their Model 1895s.
    Looking at them overlaid, the `94 and `95 levers are completely different.
  3. Dinosaur1

    Dinosaur1 Well-Known Member

    Thanks M. Whenever I hunt with mine in cold weather I have to bite off a glove to get off shots so I'd like to change it out. Thought maybe the levers were interchangeable.
  4. MEHavey

    MEHavey Well-Known Member

  5. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Well-Known Member

    Call Wild West guns in Las Vegas. They should have one you can buy or they can convert yours.
  6. jayhawker76

    jayhawker76 New Member

    They come in big loop 336's as well. I have a matching set of a 336 big loop in .30-30 and 1895 big loop guide gun in .45-70. Both came from the factory that way.
  7. Cee Zee

    Cee Zee member

    I grew up watching Steve McQueen on Wanted: Dead or Alive shooting his mare's leg very effectively. I liked them as a kid but of course grew to understand there are better ways of doing things. Still I've wanted a big loop Marlin since they came out. They made some very nice looking models IMO even though I'm not sure they will still look that good in 20 years like a good rifle should. Still it's the only lever gun that really works for me. My hands are just too big for the normal size loops. Of course I know they weren't the first big loop rifles. I liked John Wayne in Stagecoach too obviously. That movie and the Winchester Model 92 he carried made Wayne the star he became. There were other big movies for him before that but that opening scene where he spun that '92 made him a household name. But I never actually saw one of those rifles anywhere. Everyone I knew used Marlin .30-30's for deer hunting because that was the cheapest way to go. What can I say, my friends were poor. But it has created an attachment to the Marlins for me. And I've wanted a 1895 with a big loop since I first saw one. I almost bought one but bought a CZ instead. Not a bad choice really. Not bad at all.
  8. jeepnik

    jeepnik Well-Known Member

    WWG is in Vegas.? I thought they were in Alaska. Have the folks turned into snow birds?
  9. Salmoneye

    Salmoneye Well-Known Member

  10. Sheepdog1968

    Sheepdog1968 Well-Known Member

    Expanded to Vegas. Made shipping and logistics easier. Son of father runs it. Nice place and folks were friendly. Turn time on work is very good.
  11. jeepnik

    jeepnik Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info.

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