That really looks good. I may have to buy another 39 so I can install one myself.
hunter718 said:PX-That sight looks great on the 39A. I like the tutone effect. I don't think I would have told that story though. ;D
Hal-I have a dandy for sale in the classifieds. I think it needs a skinner. ;D
Jayhawkhuntclub said:PX: That's a great story. It takes a big man to be able to laugh at himself.
We all have our moments. BTW, that's a fine looking shooting iron you have.
Oh yeah, where are the "before" pics?
450 Sniper said:Hey Jesse - is that a Jack & Coke? Looks like your pup was lappin' at the bowl too!
;D ;D ;D
Miller6457 said:You said it was shooting low? What did you replace the front sight with?
Oh and by the way those marlins look sharp. I would be afraid to take them out. The 'gold' on my 63 mountie is just about worn off.
That is one fine-looking rifle with the two-tone Skinner. I ordered the Skinner with standard aperture for a Mountie, and it shot what I thought was very accurately; then like you, I decided to order the target aperture (.040) and bada-bing! it now will drive tacks like a target rifle at 50 yards (my limit). I would highly recommend anyone who has a Skinner to have both (larger for hunting, or just plugging beer cans and empty 12-gauge shells), and the fine aperture (for clustering groups around the little black spot on the paper at whatever range your eyes will allow!!)
BTW, I also have one on my 1894 .44 Mag as well, but ain't nuthin' like shootin' a brick of .22s through a well-loved Model 39A, 39M, or some variation thereof!
I love my Marlins...
My 1996 39A was a bit "stiff" when I bought it, but I've noticed a definite improvement the more I shoot it. I don't think it had ever been shot much by the previous owner(s).
On the other hand, both of my Century Limiteds are as smooth as glass.. Of course the CL's are over 40 years old and predate the rebounding hammer and cross block safety.. Don't know if that accounts for how sweet they are, but it's a real pleasure shooting ANY of my Marlins.
I don't even know what the "rebounding hammer" consists of, but as for the cross block safety, I don't mind that a bit. I think a younger person, new to shooting, might benefit from the extra safety offered by the changes made from the originals.
Back to the Skinner..
I am so pleased with both the appearance and functionality of the Skinner Peep Sight... Beautiful to behold on the rifle, and offers the shooter a surprising improvement in accuracy at the same time..
I've got to get back to Andy and order myself another .040, and .096 aperture. My latest CL with the Redfield has confiscated my .040, and I'd like to have the option of the larger .096 for it too.