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    Default Looking for lever gun sight options...

    Here's the deal... I've finally brought the family guns to AK since my Dad passed last week. He really wanted me to bring them up here and do some hunting with them. They haven't seen much field time since I was a kid myself.

    One of the bunch is a very good condition Marlin 336 of early 50's vintage. When I shoulder the rifle I've noticed that the rear sight has became a big blurry object in the twenty years since I've shot it much. I spent a lot of time with this gun in my youth and would like to use it some now but getting older (at least in the vision department). I'm not sure I could hit anything with it now.

    Since a scope on a lever gun is (at least IMHO) several degrees of wrong I'd like some opinions on a receiver sight. I'd like one that would look vintage enough that it would at least look original on the rifle and not an obvious "add-on". I'd also like one that doesn't have target knobs and would hopefully work with the factory bead.

    Thanks for any help you've got on this topic.

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    http://www.xssights.com/store/rifle.html

    I have some on a 44 trapper, and I really like 'em.

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    ebay usually has a number of affordable, vintage receiver sights available. All you have to do is be willing to pay more than the other guy. Most modern, aluminum receiver sights are 70 or 80 bucks, so I wouldn't hesitate to pay 100 for a nice condition steel one from 50 years ago. But thats just me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gunbugs View Post
    ebay usually has a number of affordable, vintage receiver sights available. All you have to do is be willing to pay more than the other guy. Most modern, aluminum receiver sights are 70 or 80 bucks, so I wouldn't hesitate to pay 100 for a nice condition steel one from 50 years ago. But thats just me.
    I'm thinking a blued steel one, most of the aluminum ones I've seen look black and don't really match the rifle... any kind of recommendation on manufacturers to look out for or ones to avoid? I've heard of Lyman and Williams but have little experience with either.

    Not particularly scared off by sinking $100 in this thing for something worth it. I'd really like to hunt this rifle again. I shot my first whitetail with this gun, nearly 30 years ago.

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    Come on by, we make the sturdiest ghost ring receiver sight for a lever gun on the market, bar none

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    Ken, hows the rail comin'?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Ken, hows the rail comin'?
    we have the material and are programming

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    here are a few of my favorites...
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    A Lyman Receiver Sight should be "Vintage" enough.

    I dunno if you'd need another height, front sight, or a bigger one.

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