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Just inherited a Sears model 45 103.451 (30/30). My son is all fired up to get it to the range and hopefully take his first deer this fall. The rifle is in perfect condition, and I'd like to eventually get a scope mounted. I know the Sears model 45 is a 336 clone, but does anybody know if the dummy screws in the flat top are the same spacing as a Marlin 336? I want be sure before I order. If anybody has specifics on the scope mount and rings that they use it would be MUCH appreciated. Thanks so much for your help, this is the first lever action that I've ever owned and I can't find a specific thread on Sears Model 45 scope mounts.
 

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It is a 336 Marlin with SEARS stamped on the barrel.
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I just put the scope on mine yesterday.
 

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The size of the holes and their spacing is a standard specification. I would suggest that you get a Weaver 63B base and Weaver Quad-Lock rings. What size scope are you thinking of getting? Right now at Natchez there is a rebate on Weaver Nitrex scopes. For your rifle, I would suggest the one in this link: http://www.natchezss.com/product.cf...tail&brand=WE&prodID=WE94554&prodTitle=Nitrex TR One 1.5-5x32mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle. At $79.95 after the rebate this is one very good price, and the scope size would be just about perfect for your rifle. But, you'd have to act quickly, as the rebate offer expires at the end of this month. If you go for this one, I would suggest that you get medium height rings.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=WE48069

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cf...tail&brand=WE&prodID=WE49046&prodTitle=Weaver 1
 

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Brian in FL said:
The size of the holes and their spacing is a standard specification. I would suggest that you get a Weaver 63B base and Weaver Quad-Lock rings. What size scope are you thinking of getting? Right now at Natchez there is a rebate on Weaver Nitrex scopes. For yur rifle, I would suggest the one in this link: http://www.natchezss.com/product.cf...tail&brand=WE&prodID=WE94554&prodTitle=Nitrex TR One 1.5-5x32mm Rifle Scope Matte Finish TrexPlex Reticle. At $79.95 after the rebate this is one very good price, and the scope size would be just about perfect for your rifle. But, you'd have to act quickly, as the rebate offer expires at the end of this month. If you go for this one, I would suggest that you get medium height rings.

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cfm?contentID=productDetail&prodID=WE48069

http://www.natchezss.com/product.cf...tail&brand=WE&prodID=WE49046&prodTitle=Weaver 1
Thanks Brian! This is exactly the info that I need, and I'm going to order the scope, rings, and base. That scope looks perfect, I didn't want 9x. What are the odds that I happen to live 10 miles away in Green Cove Springs.

Thanks Terry, too. That is exactly the same as mine. Nice setup.
 

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Where do you do your shooting? I'm a member at the Gateway Rifle & Pistol club in Jacksonville. Maybe we could go shooting together my wife and I with you some time.
 

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What year was your (Sears) Marlin made?
The serial # is on the bottom tang.
All we need is the letter prefix to date it.
 

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Terry - the serial number is Y287xx. It would be nice to know what year it was made.

Brian - Was out at Gateway this morning, bought some 30/30 ammo from Green Acres. Been an annual member out there for a while now. Ammo was expensive, I'm ordering some from Natchez with the other stuff. I only get out shooting about once a month because of all the other stuff going on around here, but sure I'd like to go shooting. I am not a pro so shooting tips are always appreciated. I'll send you my number on a private message.

Rifle worked great, I don't think it's too much gun for the kid. He definitely had better form with it as the day went on, he actually had some bad habits from shooting a .22 all the time. Nice day at the range.
 

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The Y prefix is a 1964 manufacture. Mine is Y208XX but my dad bought it for me in 1962. ???
No one has been able to tell me how that happened, but there it is. That's me with my first deer to your left. You may want to go back and modify your serial # replacing the last two digits with XX.
Terry
 

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Let me know when you're going to go to Gateway, and we just might join you. I try to only go there on weekdays. It's less crowded then.
 

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Is your Sears Mod. #45 a Ballard or micro groove?
 
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