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    Tenderfoot
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    Marlin model 39A sight picture

    I have semi-buckhorn rear sights on my rifle and not sure what the sight picture should be. That is, should the front sight beed be placed on top of the lower "V" in the center of the buckhorn. I mean as if there were horizontal line drawn right on top of the V notch and the target placed on top of this line. Or, should the beed be down in the V notch or above the V notch.

    Thanks leeharrysouth

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    Re: Marlin model 39A sight picture

    Back when I was growing up and some time after that. I put the front
    sight in the bottom of the rear notch. We called it taking a fine bead.
    Killed lots of squirrels and cans that way. Few years ago I put a Lyman
    receiver sight on my 39-A. Now have to use a scope. Best way is to try
    both ways. It's what you can shoot best. I used a German Walther it had
    a v notch rear and front was inverted v. Wish I could see those sights now.
    It looked a model 98 but was a 22Lr.

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    Re: Marlin model 39A sight picture

    I bury it or put the top of the bead even with the top of the rear sight.
    God Bless Our Troops -- Retired Tool & Die Maker -- The center of an Aspirin is the same size as the center of the moon, aim for the center.

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    Re: Marlin model 39A sight picture

    Quote Originally Posted by swany
    I bury it or put the top of the bead even with the top of the rear sight.
    That's the best way. But on the inverted V that was hard for me to do.
    Guess it's what you get used to.

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    Re: Marlin model 39A sight picture

    Thanks, I think I have it now. Like some have said, my eyes are not what they used to be either. I seem to do well with peep sights and may try that in the future. I does seem to be a strain on my eyes to see things well enough to line the buckhorn up. Time will tell.

    leeharrysouth

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    Re: Marlin model 39A sight picture

    "a little rebellion now and then is a good thing"
    -Thomas Jefferson 1787.
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    Re: Marlin model 39A sight picture

    Some people have a way with words...others not have way.

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    Re: Marlin model 39A sight picture

    I wish I had my rifle with me, but as I recall, the rear sight has two horizontal planes, one formed by the top of the sight and one formed by the notch, which is an insert setting a little lower than the tops of the sight. I thought the OP's question was about which horizontal plane shall I use. In my case, I use both, one for short distances, and one for greater distance.


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