Skinner peep sight on a Marlin 336

Skinner peep sight on a Marlin 336

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    Skinner peep sight on a Marlin 336

    I just did some trading and ended picking up a Marlin 336, 30-30 in the process. It is in very good shape, just a bit neglected....nothing a good cleaning and application of WeaponShield couldn't rectify. It has the original metal sights. I am contemplating putting a Skinner peep sight on the rear end and keep the original hooded front sight. I would like some advice on this intending combo.
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    Before you make the leap, check out the Williams and Lyman receiver sights... those are classics.
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    Thanks gasmitty, I will check them out!
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    I have a skinner on mine and love it. However, since the skinner goes on the receiver and not the barrel, be prepared to change out the front sight as well. I had to go with a taller front sight when I put the rear skinner sight on. Contact the guys over at skinner, they are very helpful and have GREAT customer service, or you can go to:
    Marlin Firearms Forum and search for skinner sights.
    Lot's of info on Skinners on that web site.

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    I thought about doing that to mine, but decided to stay with the stock sights in the end. I do like peeps and have had them on many rifles over the years. But the stock 336 sights work really well for my older eyes so I left them alone.

    Have you shot it yet to try out the stock sights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
    I thought about doing that to mine, but decided to stay with the stock sights in the end. I do like peeps and have had them on many rifles over the years. But the stock 336 sights work really well for my older eyes so I left them alone.
    I second the notion. I picked up a basic 336W for a bargain at a gun show, and it's a fun gun! With the stock open irons I could hit the 200 yard gong at my range about 3 shots out of 4, offhand, with these senior citizen eyes. I won't scope the gun - it's too useful as-is for "urban assault rifle" purposes - but I keep toying with the idea of receiver sights.
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    I have the Lyman on my 1894. It has performed well over the years, I appreciate the ability to remove it and put it back without losing zero. I have a Burris 4X that is sometimes a primary, but it's nice to have the peep and rear leaf as a backup.
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    I have the 336SS in 30-30 and kept the rear site, but put a fiber optic on the front...helps these old eyes.
    I did not want to put a scope on my 'urban assault rifle' either.
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    Been kicking myself ever since trading off a 336 in that persuasion.
    Should I ever be fortunate enough to get another, I'll go a Williams peep rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I have the 336SS in 30-30 and kept the rear site, but put a fiber optic on the front...helps these old eyes.
    I did not want to put a scope on my 'urban assault rifle' either.
    Fiber optics are nice too. Something I found out about the front sight blade on the 336 - it is made of brass. I took a file to the rear post. Just a couple of light passes and I have a nice shining brass bead to sight with. Under all that black is a brass sight on the front sight post. Sweet.

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    The rear sight on the 336 is a buckhorn, yes? I hate those. They block out too much space. Williams fire sights or a receiver peep would be my preference.

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    Semi buckhorn on the rear of the Marlin. Not nearly a full buckhorn.

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    I've got the XS rail with a rear ghost ring and white front post. I have a 2-7 x32 Nikon Prostaff mounted on the rail. They both work very well.

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    I put Lyman peeps on both of my Marlins. On the .35 I changed the front sight to a brass dot. Worked well in the thick brush in VA. Put same rear sight on the.444. Did not change the front sight.
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