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Model 60 front Sight Ques

Discussion in 'Long Gun Accessories and Optics' started by aboriqua, Dec 22, 2020.

  1. aboriqua

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    Good Day gentleman
    I just got my hands on a Marlin Model 60 in trade. Took it out to the range today. I have never owned a 22 rifle and I have to say .. Man that is fun! The wife and I had an awesome time with that rifle and it turns out she was a damn fine shot.

    I realized when sighting that the front sight is slightly bent and is the reason some owner before me had it drifted far left.

    We managed great bullet hole touching bullet hole groups with it but I want to change out the front sight.

    We had no problem with elevation so I want to replace the front sight with something the same height. But is there some place on the sight that says what height it is. If so I can t see it. How can I measure it?

    Thank you for any assistance. Cant wait to get it out again!

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  3. aboriqua

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    I dont have a screw in my front sight setup. its simply a dovetail sight
     
  4. Mike J

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    Both of my model 60's have a screw in the front sight (one of them is actually a Glenfield model 75C but it is the same gun with a different name on it).
     
  5. aboriqua

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    I posted pix. No screw?
    It almost looks as if the base that the dovetailed sight sits in is Stuck on to the barrel? I see no means of attachment and there appears to be a slight space between the base of the sight and the barrel. Very odd.
     
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  6. Mike J

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    Thanks for posting this. I may have to pick up one of those sets of fire sights. I have an old Glenfield model 75C. There is slop in the slot in the sight the elevator goes through. It can easily be bumped from one side to the other & wont stay centered. This could be a good solution. I do have a scope on my other model 60 but I'd like to keep this one with iron sights.
     
  7. aboriqua

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    Took a couple of better pix. No screws front or back. The sight base does not look integral to the barrel so .. solder maybe?

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  8. Varminterror

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    @aboriqua - Drift out the blade. The screw is beneath.
     
  9. GooseGestapo

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    You might try straightening the sight Blade with a brass punch or padded pliers. I’ve done them both ways.
     
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  10. DMW1116

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    I have a model 60 from the 80s. The hole is drilled slightly off center and to zero it, my rear sight is nearly all the way to the left. I wonder if yours is the same.
     
  11. unklebuck

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    In doing some research on this rifle, I came across a very neat sight pair. It is a Tech-Sights TSM200, sells for around $70. It is a military GI style system and is easily adjustable. I am very impressed by this type of sight. I have owned many of these Model 60's, over the years, and if I had known about this type of sighting system, I would have tried it.
     
  12. Charlie98

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    I've got TechSights on my 10/22... and they do indeed work, but they look pretty hunky. Williams sells a peep that mounts in the tip-off rail...

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  13. DMW1116

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    Did someone say Tech Sights on a Marlin 60? That's what I have run all the way to the left. The offset of the front screw hole is more evident with the taller front sight, but they work pretty good.
     

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  14. 3Crows

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    Is the sight actually "bent" or is it installed off axis? If the sight is bent, removed the dovetailed "sight" and straighten it and reinstall. If the entire front assembly is installed off axis (twisted to one side) you may need a gunsmith to help you out.

    I bought a new 336 back circa 1973 and the front sight was off axis, twisted. I installed a scope so it did not matter. Later I, with the help of a gunsmith, reduced the barrel length to 18.5 inches (from 20) and installed a new front sight. This rifle also had moderate barrel droop and being long before Remington helped Marlin make crooked rifles, Marlin was already quite adept at it, seems like you might have one such special factory customized rifle!

    Never buy a Marlin rifle of any sort from any era, or any firearm for that matter, new or used, without verifying the sights are straight.
     
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  15. LoonWulf
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    I dont think ive ever seen a marlin 60 with a factory ramp like that. But all of mine were from the 90s-2000s

    Perhaps one of the few advantages to not being able to see open sights worth a damn, that's never been an issue for me lol.
     
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  16. JCooperfan1911

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    MCARBO sells a spring kit for the 60 triggers.

    It turns a rotten trigger into an acceptable trigger.
     
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    Agreed!
    Ive got a full MCARBO kit in my 795, and besides being kinda squishy still.....cause that just the design.....its pretty nice. Much better than stock.
     
  18. DMW1116

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    Anyone know if the spring kits will fit older models from the late 70s to early 80s? Both mine are from before the barrels and magazines were shortened.
     
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  19. stevekozak

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    I really like the factory trigger on my 60. I think I bought this one around 1993, iirc. It has a slight bit of take-up and then crisp break.
     
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  20. 3Crows

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    Likewise here, but, I am rather a bit OCD and just knowing the sight is crooked would cause me to want to fix it. And, I can use some open sights, up close for non precision shooting but much prefer a scope, even on a lever gun.
     
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  21. d2wing

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    You can buy tools that push the dovetail sights. I have one I use for pistols. I also bought a Marlin bolt action that had crooked sights from the factory maybe 10 years ago.
     
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