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Posted by Ranger Point Precision LLC on 01/19/2022

Things To Keep In Mind While Installing a New Marlin Loading Gate

Marlin started building lever-action rifles in 1881. Marlin is one of America's oldest firearm brands, and gained renown for their excellent guns that were accurate, reliable, and durable. After almost two years off, Marlin just started producing rifles again in December 2021, starting with the Marlin 1895 SBL with the Marlin 336 and Marlin 1894 rifles expected to come to market in 2022. Owned by Sturm, Ruger and Co. Inc. now, the Marlin Firearms Company has been moved from New Haven, Connecticut to Mayodan, North Carolina.


Marlin lever guns aren't as cheap as they once were, but we expect that with Ruger now owning the company, Marlin will make them as good as (or better than) the day they were first manufactured. Marlin lever guns are easy to maintain and upgrade - assuming you have the right tools and parts. That includes installing a new Marlin loading gate. We have an install video that can help. Watch the video here.


In this article, we'll take you through the process of installing a loading gate on your Marlin, and some pointers to keep in mind while you're at it!


Read ahead to learn more!


The Marlin lever-action’s loading gate is a truly unique feature that sets the rifles apart from the competition. All Marlin lever-action rifles come with a side loading gate as a standard design. Beginning in 2020, Henry released all-new redesigned rifles that include a side-loading gate as well as their standard loading tube port.


The Marlin loading gate or “action-lock” isn't something you unlock and open like a door; instead, the Marlin loading gate works like the magazine well on an AR-15 rifle (except much larger). There is no lock to push in or flip; instead, the lever itself acts as the release.


For more information and insight, read the full article on Ranger Point Store. 

https://rangerpointstore.com/news/things-to-keep-in-mind-while-installing-a-new-marlin-loading-gate/

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