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I have a Model 80E and purchased a replacement magazine made by Marlin but it will not lock into place. I searched older posts and did see a similar question. Ideas were given about some kind of latch that needed to be bent. The OP in that post did not have the original magazine whereas I do. The original fits just fine and locks into place. The replacement will seat at the proper depth but will not lock into place. Any ideas?
 

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Place the two mags together and compare the notch where the latch engages. You`ll probably see your problem. It doesn`t take but very little difference to keep it from latching. If there is only a very slight difference in the notch, it can be filed into proper shape for tight engagement. I would NOT mess with the latch in the rifle as that would cause the one that does fit right now to be loose after any alteration to the latch.
Hope that is some help.
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