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Basic hunting 336. No safe queen. I have no tools, we are talking lay the 336 on a towel and use a brick as a hammer. How shall I proceed?
 

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Wreckhog, there is more than likely a post covering this. If not, you may get by with a punch and light hammer to tap the site. I"m not sure if there is a right and wrong direction to remove the site. I would place the barrel on something solid but well padded to protect against marks.

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Basic hunting 336. No safe queen. I have no tools, we are talking lay the 336 on a towel and use a brick as a hammer. How shall I proceed?
Carefully! Find or borrow a brass or steel flat nose punch and a light hammer, apply some Kroil penetrating oil and let it seep into the dovetail for a few hours or a day. Then make a saddle to hold the forearm firmly and lightly begin tapping on the side of the dovetail. Increase the strength of your taps and you will feel it loosen and then move out.
 

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If you must use the brick, at least put your thumb over the dovetail as a cushion to protect the barrel and forend. Anything less may get you a visit from the ASPCM*.

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* American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Marlins
 

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Wooden handle of brush and a small hammer took care of it. Now how to egg out 1/10" off my XS sight hole. Nothing in the kitchen appears to be appropriate.
 

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As for the direction to drift things in and out of dovetails on Marlins...

Just remember how you load it. Cartridges load into the right side of the receiver, and empties eject from the port on the right side of the receiver. Tap things out (just like the empties) from left to right. Tap things back in (just like you load the rifle) from right to left.

And, for what it is worth... Slip on down to the hardware store and invest in a brass punch and decent dead-blow hammer. Avoid the confrontation with the "ASPCM", as Roe calls it.
 

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wreckhog said:
Wooden handle of brush and a small hammer took care of it. Now how to egg out 1/10" off my XS sight hole. Nothing in the kitchen appears to be appropriate.

Common hand drill will follow a previous hole within .002 unless you drill on an angle. Enlarging the hole take it a small step at a time and check your sight picture, no sense in going too big or leaving it too small.
 

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wreckhog said:
Basic hunting 336. No safe queen. I have no tools, we are talking lay the 336 on a towel and use a brick as a hammer. How shall I proceed?
LOL - Wreckhog, You are ABOUT to tear that sight up!

I think the best way to move it is with a sight vise. Most any GS shop should have one - They can do it for you.
 

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DWD has it correct. Drive out dovetails from left to right, and drive them in from right to left. Both as if you're holding the rifle muzzle forward. For driving vertical pins out of, say the bolt, punch them out from below upwards and punch them in from above to downwards. Good to use an aluminum dowel as it's even less likely than brass to mar the finish on the dovetail. Even try a hardwood dowel first. Replace your dovetails and pins with 'neverseize'.
thanks.
 
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