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    Get the Ranger Point loading gate and give yourself piece of mind knowing that it's not a factory error. Then if it is a factory error, you will know.
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    The Ranger Point loading gate would be a upgrade anyway so you would get e extra benefit from replacing it.

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    Did ya fix it yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR233 View Post
    I have 3 other Marlins lever guns and each has a flush or nearly flush gate/spring with the outside receiver loading port . . .The rifle functions perfectly, loading, chambering and ejection . . . Marlin lever guns ain't what they used to be.

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    Ideas and comments welcomed. Thanks.
    I think it is a matter of mass production vs. hand fitting. So, you may have to go with custom fitting to get the look you want. In any case, happy shooting!
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    I would loosen the loading gate screw, center the gate in port, then re-tighten it. Just make sure that you do not leave a mark in screw. If that makes it look better, then great. If not, then you have other options. Shipping a rifle back for repairs is fraught with danger, and quite frankly a major pain. It may return to you in worse shape than it left. If you hunt with it you may consider an RPP loading gate. I put them on my hunting rifles just so I could unload them easily. You can push the gate down and unload the mag tube without cycling the action. Rounds are easier to load when it is cold and you are wearing gloves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 94win30wcf View Post
    . Agreed, trying to adjust may break it.
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    Received reply from Remi/Marlin today. They are sending me a new loading gate, free of charge. That will give me freeway to either repair or replace. Either way the the sloppiness and poor fit can be resolved and look like it should look...to me anyway. Who cares what the hogs think.&#x1f600;&#x1f601; Thanks all and have a great Thanksgiving.
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    Looks like some modifications are gonna need to be made to gate


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