Marlin 30 AW aftermarket sights?


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hipoint
June 22, 2013, 10:33 PM
I don't really want to go join the Marlin owners site if I don't have to, just another password username to remember...

Not having much luck with google, of course I'm not great at figuring out keywords to search with either.

I have a Marlin 30AW .30-30 that I'd like to put some different sights on. Maybe a peep sight? I don't want one of those very fragile looking super adjustable aperature sight things I have seen. Just something a little different than what is on it now.

The difference between the 30AW and the 336 is how the sights mount to the gun, so a 336 sight won't work without doing a barrel swap.

anyhow, anyone with a lead on some sights that would fit this thing, I'd appreciate it!

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jmr40
June 22, 2013, 10:54 PM
The rear sight won't matter because it will mount to the receiver. There are several that could work. I'm not sure I understand what you mean about the barrel? Most 336 versions use a ramp with a front sight blade that slides into a dovetail in the ramp. Others just have a front sight that sets in a dovetail cut directly in the barrel. Either way it is just a matter of picking a front sight tall enough to work with the rear. You will have to buy a taller sight if the dovetail is in the barrel.

Midway, Brownell's and seveal other places sell sights. I'd look there.

www.Midwayusa.com

hipoint
June 23, 2013, 02:21 AM
thanks, yeah it is a dovetail straight into the barrel. I'll drop them a line and see if they have some info as per what combo to use that will make it work. I had a rifle with a too tall front sight and had to just learn to shoot really high with it.

Abel
June 23, 2013, 07:20 AM
I really like my Williams FP, but also take a look at Skinner:

http://www.skinnersights.com/express_sights_15.html

greyling22
June 23, 2013, 03:18 PM
on my 1894c, a .5" tall front sight would only work with the skinner lo-pro and the williams 5d. regular skinner was too tall in the rear. I really like the williams 5d better than any other iron sight I have tried on marlins. It works on all the old guns, without having to monkey with the front sights, plenty rugged as far as I can tell, and has lots of adjustment to make any load work at any range. And it's cheap.

Scout scopes are pretty nice, but by far my favorite setup on a a 30/30 is a regular scope mount with a 2-7x scope on it.


about halfway down, here http://www.skinnersights.com/front_sights_5.html is a list of what sight heights work with what guns using the skinner rear sight.

tahoe2
June 23, 2013, 07:41 PM
I'll bet one of these would work;
Williams 5D-94/36 or Williams WGRS-336 (both @ Midwayusa.com)
185590 185591

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