Hi........ First time poster here - rank, smelly newbie.......... ;-(
With your premission, I'd like to ask for a little advice here. I just bought an all but brand new Marlin Golden 39AS, made around 1994 (I think) and would like to add a receiver sight to it. The receiver IS D & T for a receiver sight.
Problem is I was told Williams' receiver sights won't work on a 39 : "This sight will not fit current manufacture 39A rifles with a rebounding hammer and hammer block safety."
Is this for real? Any way around it? Can't use a tang sight because the serial number is on the tang.
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September 21, 2011, 07:38 PM
Bill, Skinner sights are very nice and work fine. I like them better than the Williams.
September 21, 2011, 08:29 PM
The Williams sight will work, if you are willing to do some Dremel work. You just need to relieve an area of the sight so the safety can slide. Someone also makes a plug to get rid of the crossbolt safety, then you wouldn't have to mod the sight.
September 21, 2011, 11:38 PM
I'll second the Skinner sights suggestion.
Got'em on a 39a and a 336. Even got them on a Henry. I am very happy with the results.
September 22, 2011, 12:13 AM
Thanks, guys, appreciate the tip.......... ;-)
September 22, 2011, 02:07 PM
go with the skinners, you won't be dissapointed. here is my 39M with a Skinner Black Gold