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Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

My gal has been given an older marlin 336 32 special that was her grandads. The gun shoot high, about 8 inches at 50 yards. There is no more notches in the rear ramp to lower it. Can i file the last notch? Or what should i do. Using those fancy leverevolutions so i figure the increased velocity has caused this. It was already as low as possible when she got it, any help will do. She doesnt want to put newer williams or tru glos on it, wants it to stay the same, for nostalgic reasons.Any help thanks.

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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

Front sight can be filed down, or a lower one installed, that will do the trick.

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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

I can't file the front, it's a brass pin in a metal tube, wouldn't a lower front cause it to hit even higher?

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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

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I can't file the front, it's a brass pin in a metal tube, wouldn't a lower front cause it to hit even higher?
Yes.
If its shooting high you lower the rear sight or raise the front sight.

This might help. Marble sight chart- bottom of the page

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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

Nope, a lower front would give you what you need in the rear adjustment. Can you post a pic of the front sight? It should be a simple easy to change one.

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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

You need a taller front sight.
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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

OOps! You guys are right, I always get that backwards ! Up is down, left is right, etc. It should be easy to switch out a HIGHER front sight. I stand corrected.

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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

Hey Joe, how about using Kentucky Windage (verticle)?

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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

Ok thanks guys, I'll have to try that.

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Re: Adjusting iron sights on an older marlin

I suppose yes, you could hold lower. Easy enough with a standing target, but probably tough with a running deer.

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