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I was given a 1953 336RC in .35 Rem with a Redfield peep sight installed. The front post has a small gold bead and is prone to getting damaged in the bush. Are sighthoods available and where would I get one (preferably in Canada)?
 

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My experience with the hoods has not been good. To me, they tend to shade the sight too much. As ar as being subject to damage, the bare post is really pretty tough and snag-free -- but the hood will snag on every twig and usually get dragged off and be lost in short order. The early guns like yours require the round hood, and you will discover they are not easy to find.
 

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I'm thinking the '53 RC has the front sight dovetailed into the barrel? I know my '52 model does, therefore no provisions for a sight hood. I may be wrong but I don't think so.
Take care,
Rick
 

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RickinTN said:
I'm thinking the '53 RC has the front sight dovetailed into the barrel? I know my '52 model does, therefore no provisions for a sight hood. I may be wrong but I don't think so.
Take care,
Rick
RickTN is right. My '55 is that way also.
 

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I know I used to have one around my house somewhere that came on one of my 30-30s I take them off because I don't like them if I can find it you can have it and thats a big IF I can find it!!!
 

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In the past ,I have gotten them direct from Marlin and I believe I also got some from Midway. Good luck. If you try Marlin, let us know how you make out.
 

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Are we talking about the hood that slides into the groves on the ramp for the front sight or something else? If that 1953 336RC has a front sight blade that just fits into a dovetail on the barrel I don't know of a way to install a hood.
 

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I bought a new old stock one for my '51 336A from this fellow on gunbroker - he has a bunch and has been selling them for a while over there. It arrived unblemished and wrapped in waxed paper.

I had it on for a short time but ended up taking it off, had to install a taller front sight post for the peep sight and there just wasn't much room at all in that sight hood. I ended up stashing it away with the original front and rear sights so I can restore the rifle to its original configuration if I ever want/need to.
 

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Rickin tenn is a smart man. I have an RC from 1955 and it doesn"t have a hood. Duh probably because there is no way to attach it because it doesn't have a ramp sight. There are not only smart people on this sight but also people that are thinking.
 

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336rc said:
I was given a 1953 336RC in .35 Rem with a Redfield peep sight installed. The front post has a small gold bead and is prone to getting damaged in the bush. Are sighthoods available and where would I get one (preferably in Canada)?
I don't know, but I would like to know, how do you hunt or what do you do while hunting to damage a front sight on a Marlin rifle?
 

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To answer all your questions:

Yes, mine has the front sight dove tailed in to the barrel. There is no ramp, so I guess I might be SOL.
I hunt the thick bush and mountainous terrain of British Columbia's Interior. My Marlin is great for this type of hunting and brought me a nice 4 point mulie last year. 75 yards off hand 200gr Rem Corelokt right through the heart. Walked 20 yards then dropped. Bullet was through and through with little meat damage.
 
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