Marbles Tang Sight Install


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kcsteve
July 23, 2010, 12:51 PM
I need a little help about a Marbles Tang sight.
If I install the recommended Marbles Tang sight on my 1970 model Marlin 336, I will drill and tap a hole in the middle of the serial number. I can't do that. I will go to jail for altering the serial number of a firearm.
It does not make sense that Marbles would sell something like this.
Has anyone else run into this?

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rcmodel
July 23, 2010, 02:17 PM
Yes.

But I believe the current Marbles 336 tang sight has a short enough base to miss drilling the serial number.

http://www.marblearms.com/standardPeepTang.html

This from Marbles webpage FAQ:
What should I do to avoid drilling through my gun’s serial number?
It is illegal to drill through a gun’s serial number when installing a peep sight. All Marble Arms peep tang sights are design to avoid drilling through the gun’s serial number

rc

kcsteve
July 25, 2010, 01:44 PM
The serial number on the 1970's model 336 is right up next to the tang screw. Actually it would need a sight base about 1 1/2" long to clear the number.

Palehorseman
July 25, 2010, 03:38 PM
I have a 30-30 Stevens 325C, it has no serial number whatsoever, and it came from the factory that way?

kcsteve
July 25, 2010, 05:04 PM
I read on another forum that your serial number could be on the side of the tang. You have to take the stock off to see it.

rcmodel
July 25, 2010, 05:08 PM
Serial numbers were not required by law until the 1968 Gun Control Act was put into law.

rc

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