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    Tenderfoot
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    Had the same issue with my 2016 built 1895 GBL. The sharp edges on the loading spring and on the inside of the receiver scraped off serious flakes of brass off my cartridges. Also, the scrapiness of the involved parts made loading rounds with gloved hands (we hunt boar in cold snowy climate around these parts) all but impossible.

    Today, I tore down the receiver and used scotch brite attachements for my dremel tool to break the edges of the loading gate. Also I used 800 grit sandpaper to break the edges on the inside of the ejector window and polished with 1200 grit sandpaper. That obviously took off the blueing on the affected parts, which I will have to reapply.

    I did not file down the loading spring itself (which would have reduced spring tension), because I am a bit worried it will increase the risk of inadvertently releasing a round from the tube.

    The above treatment reduced the scraping on the cartridges to a minimum, so I am pleased for now.

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    One simple method in lieu of modification of any kind is to simply load the magazine by not pushing the round all the way in, trap it with your thumb (or often the loading spring provides enough tension) then follow it in with your next round. This results in only pinching your thumb on the last round.
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    You might want to consider a Ranger Point Precision loading gate. They make great products, including their loading gates. I own 2, including one in my 1895gs
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    you did good with the gate polish......

    placing a dummy round in the gate half way as mentioned works too

    put it in & let it sit for a week or so.....did I say dummy round ?

    Or call RPP & get a new wizz bang gate for $42
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