My first "big boy" hunting rifle in 1978 was a Marlin 336 in 35 Remington. I had that rifle for a few years and took a few whitetails with it. For some unknown reason I sold it, and always wanted that gun back. As fate had it I had ran into man a few weeks ago who had a 336 in 35 Remington, he wasnt sure how old it was but if anyone knows which year serial number 7204190x was manufactured? I would be gratefull. I gave him $180.00 for the gun and she looks like she has been around for a while. But has character.
This weekend I took it out to zero it. Someone put what looks like williams fire sights, red front and ghost ring rear mounted to the rear scope mount area. the rear sight is adjusted all the way down and the set screws are all messed up. When I shot it I found out why. The rifle shoots 9 inches high at 50 yards and cannot be adjusted anymore on the rear sight, which has to be replaced with all the damage to it. and the front sight cannot be lowered. I am looking for any suggestions on replacement sights and appropriate front sight height. I want to give it to my 15 year old for this season.
First, welcome to MO. You will find a lot of help here. When a rifle shoots high and the rear sight is at it's lowest point, the front sight must be RAISED in height to lower the impact point. You need a taller front sight.
Check out Skinner Sights. They have what you need and they also have a calculator to figure what front sight you need.
This page from Skinner Sights is the tech info page that has the calculator. It's near the bottom of the page.
Read all the info on the page and you will have a better understanding of how the sights work. Remember - there are no stupid questions. Everyone on this forum have a lot of info and knowledge but, at one time (many,many moons ago for me) ALL OF US did not know anything and someone helped us to advance out knowledge.
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Needs a front sight.
And welcome to MO.
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put a red dot on it and your 15 yr old.. will love it...guaranteed
Congrads on nice old rifle and ------
+ 1 on the Skinner sights! They are a great addition to any lever gun.
With the Skinner sights you have style, dependability, durability, and accuracy; and no batteries to go dead in the field, or lens to fog up.
Last edited by Cascade Jinx; 08-10-2012 at 07:22 PM.
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arnett44 - Welcome to the MO site from west Texas. The guys are correct as far as sight replacement suggestions. Another part of your question was the year of manufacture, and the answer is 1972. I might add that for what you paid for it you got a deal and a half. A rifle such as you describe in my part of the country would run $325+. The lack of a cross bolt safety would add a couple of bucks to it's value. If I might suggest, should you decide to refinish the stock and forend, there are several very good posts in the reference section. Some of the members on here can work wonders with wood. Good luck with your rifle. You did well. Shenandoah
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Just ordered the Skinner sights. They look really nice. Let you guys know how they work out. Thanks for the information , I think you all were right on the money with this.
I replaced the original open irons on a 30AS with a Lyman Mod 66 apature peep. This did require a higher replacement sight. The Lyman people can determine what heigth is appropriate for your rifle...call their customer service dept. With the Lyman sight/new bead front sight mine will shoot 150 grain speer fn to 11/2 inches at 50 yards with neglible recoil. Would be very appropriate for a new shooter with young eyes!
Skinner sights came in today, installed in minutes. They look great. got the brass to match the trigger color. Will zero as soon as possible.
I have Skinner sights on several Marlins. They are excellent sights.