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Andy,

I saw one of the 2-toned Brass/blue sights on a 39 in the rimfire section. That sight looks really cool and would probably look good on my Golden 39A which has the gold trigger, and gold lettering. How much would one like that cost?
 

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It looks so good I just ordered one for mine. ;D Thanks for the heads up. 8)
 

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Halwg said:
Andy,
I saw one of the 2-toned Brass/blue sights on a 39 in the rimfire section. That sight looks really cool and would probably look good on my Golden 39A which has the gold trigger, and gold lettering. How much would one like that cost?

Hal:

Andy made this "Black Gold" version for my 39A..... I love it. ;D

Jesse



 

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Hal:

Andy made this "Black Gold" version for my 39A..... I love it. ;D

Jesse



What are those 2 holes in the receiver of your 39A?
 

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Halwg said:
What are those 2 holes in the receiver of your 39A?


Hi Hal:

Truthfully I don't have a clue what the top one is, but the lower one is where you can see the red tip of the end of the feed tube when all rounds have been fired. When you can see the red thru the hole you know there are no rounds in the feed tube. (which of course does NOT tell you whether or not there's a round in the chamber).

My 39a is of 1996 mfg, so perhaps the 39A you have, or have seen, is older and does not have these two holes?

Perhaps someone more knowledgeable about the newer 39A's will come along and enlighten us both..

Best Wishes,

Jesse
 

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$79 is correct Halwg. You can order via www.skinnersights.com, order the blued 39 sight then go to the special items page and add "Black Gold" to your order.

We are shipping a lot of Skinner "Black Gold" sights!

I just put one on a 32 H&R Mag Cowboy rifle. It looks great and gives the perfect sight picture!

Seems like they drilled extra holes in Jesse's 39, (I think they are magazine and chamber loaded/unloaded view ports) and on the 32 Cowboy there is no loading gate. Slick sided 94... Loads with a magazine tube/inner tube like a .22LR.
 

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Halwg said:
What are those 2 holes in the receiver of your 39A?


Hi Halwg:

I have done more research on the two extra holes in the left side of my 1996 Marlin 39A's receiver.

Turns out there was a special run of what was referred to in the 1995-6 Marlin catalog as the limited "OFS" model 39A's.

These OFS models were made in a specific response to the concerns of the Senior Citizens Council regarding how old people tend to be forgetful and the potential for accidental discharge with a loaded firearm is so much greater for that particular segment of the population.

The idea behind the two holes was to provide seniors with additional options concerning whether or not that elderly person's Marlin 39A was really empty, and give that person visual proof that no round was in the chamber, or the feed tube.

In fact upon further examination I noticed engraved in small script on the lower portion of the left side of the receiver, just below the line of vision,(difficult to see unless you're looking for it) "Model 39A/OFS".

Apparently there was such an uproar from Seniors who were offended by the addition of the two extra "viewing holes" that the OFS was discontinued after the 1996 model run was completed.

Personally, as an "old fart", I welcome anything that makes me safer with a firearm, and since I have acquired my Model 39/OFS my darling bride of over 43 years has decided that all of my guns could benefit from such "viewing holes". She has so far managed to drill them in my 3rd Gen Smith & Wesson model 5906 (my nightstand drawer "bump in the night gun"). My 12ga. High Standard pump riot shotgun, and yesterday she asked me where I had hidden my HK P2000sk.

If she keeps this up I'm gonna be the safest old fart in my neighborhood with a gun.. ;)

Best Wishes,

Jesse

P.S. Then again I could be full of Bravo Sierra.. :)
 

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I didn't know what they were at first either.

I like 'em - if you see brass in either one there is something in it.
 

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Darn Andy your website choices sure are growing! I remember when the left side table only had 7-8 choices.
You have been a busy little boy! ;D
 

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Here's the two-tone Lo-Pro version I just added to my 1894c. I like the sight facing backwards -- with the aperture facing away from me. The brass stem/ring is more visible and easier for me to acquire, but blurs out nicely so I can concentrate on the front sight.







I had to crank it all the way down to get the elevation right at 50 yards, but now it's just where I like it.

SOOOooo much better than the factory buckhorn, at least to these inexperienced (yet aging) eyes.
 

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Parson said:
$79 is correct Halwg. You can order via www.skinnersights.com, order the blued 39 sight then go to the special items page and add "Black Gold" to your order.

We are shipping a lot of Skinner "Black Gold" sights!

I just put one on a 32 H&R Mag Cowboy rifle. It looks great and gives the perfect sight picture!

Seems like they drilled extra holes in Jesse's 39, (I think they are magazine and chamber loaded/unloaded view ports) and on the 32 Cowboy there is no loading gate. Slick sided 94... Loads with a magazine tube/inner tube like a .22LR.
Andy, from all the inquiries, you better get another couple buckets of those brass stems!
 

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suboptimal - that looks great! No issues with windage?
 

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450 Sniper said:
suboptimal - that looks great! No issues with windage?
That was my thought but you do have a little adjustment in the front dovetail.
 

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CKB said:
That was my thought but you do have a little adjustment in the front dovetail.

:-\ Duh! (I forgot)
 

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450 Sniper said:
suboptimal - that looks great! No issues with windage?
Thanks! I really like the hint of brass.

As CKB suggested, I just needed a minor windage adjustment to the front sight to bring it from a little left back to center.

I'm not all that happy with the front sight white dot/blade in general, though. I might have to get something with a bit more visibility. I'm sure my eyes are only going to get worse with age.
 

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You should get a Skinner matching brass front ramp.

;)
 

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Brass front sights... :) They are pretty AND functional !
 

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Brass front sights... :) They are pretty AND functional !
Of course! But do I go with the full-brass blade, or the brass-insert Sourdough (to stay with the two-toned theme)?
 

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Ok I couldn't take it any longer! Just ordered a Black Gold for my 1960 39a Golden Mountie. Been wanting a Skinner peep for it for a while and when I saw the Black Gold had to have it! Also ordered the target aperture for my 1894c. Can't wait.
 
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