I've got a brand-new 94 Big Bore 375 top eject with a loading gate that will not depress once the first round is loaded into the magazine tube. It appears that the gate is prevented from movement by the rim of the loaded round. I called Winchester, and they told me that probably the wrong sized gate was used in assembly, and that it may be too long. I was not even aware that there were different sized gates used in the 94 in the first place, and I am even more suprised that if this is the case, how it could have made it through the so-called "factory quality control" process without being noticed. I assume that rifles are at least test fired before being shipped? In any event, I'm hoping that the problem is not really a wrong part issue, and that someone on this forum can give me a better answer than the Winchester spokesgirl.