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I bought this 1892/39A hybrid last year. I found out the receiver on back was made in 1901 with everything foward of the receiver replaced with 39A parts. I tried the open sights and later a Skinner peep in place of the rear sight but I really wanted to put a scope on it. I guess I am just used to them now considering every rifle I own has one. But I didn't want to D&T the receiver for a scope mount even though the rifle probably has no real value to it. I ended up buying a scope base from Taurus made for their Model 62. By filing the anchor to fit the rear sight slot and rebluing it I made it work without modifying the rifle. Although there is only one screw holding it on it is very tight probably because it uses the curvature of the bottom of base and the barrel to achieve a good anchor. I then had to pick a scout scope but was happy to read Eli Chaps review of the NC Star pistol scopes used as a scout scope. This seemed to fit the bill because I really didn't want to sink a lot of money on this project in case I was dissapointed. So an order to Optics Planet for a 2x7 NC Star pistol scope for $44.00 and this is the end result. Overall I'm pretty happy with it. I have sighted it in at 50 yards with CCI subsonic hollow points and have been pleased with the results. I know this won't be for everyone but I am throwing it out there as an alternative for those older rifles and older folks :).
 

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That's realy cool.Where there is a will,there is a way.I put an old Marlin No.2 scope (1935-1940)on my Marlin model 20 using the holes for the Hepburn receiver sight and a Unertl "K" scope base in the rear sight slot.Works great.
 

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I like 'em both!

Lonnie, that looks like the ultimate practice tool for a similarly set up Guide Gun.

I was actually wondering today why XS hasn't made a 'Scout Rail' for the 39's yet.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Thanks for the compliments guys.

Mudpuppy, that is a real nice old scope you have :). I can't believe you found one still in good shape and you figured out how to mount it. Like you said about "where's there is a will" etc.

Eli, some of the final credit goes to you. The Product Review Forum is a good idea. Hope more people check it out.

450, cheap shooting practice is one of the reasons I bought my Mountie. It's set up like my .338MX and Texan. I like those straight stock Marlins with scopes. This rifle came along later and I just liked the idea of hunting with a rifle made in 1901. BTW, I did kill 1 squirrel with it in Feb before the season closed ;D. It had the Skinner peep on it then. Future rabbits and squirrels beware ;D.
 

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Lonnie said:
Thanks for the compliments guys.

Mudpuppy, that is a real nice old scope you have :). I can't believe you found one still in good shape and you figured out how to mount it. Like you said about "where's there is a will" etc.

Eli, some of the final credit goes to you. The Product Review Forum is a good idea. Hope more people check it out.

450, cheap shooting practice is one of the reasons I bought my Mountie. It's set up like my .338MX and Texan. I like those straight stock Marlins with scopes. This rifle came along later and I just liked the idea of hunting with a rifle made in 1901. BTW, I did kill 1 squirrel with it in Feb before the season closed ;D. It had the Skinner peep on it then. Future rabbits and squirrels beware ;D.
It is pretty cool and we're starting to get more reviews from the members. I hope more people check it out too! :)
 
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