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rocshaman 10-01-2012 11:48 PM

Williams Fire Sights for Marlin 60
I was wondering if anyone has used these sights on a Marlin 60. My eyes are getting bad enough I'm not pulling down on the sites like I used to. Thought these sights or something similar might help. Was also wondering about ease of installation, how well they're made etc.

primer1 10-02-2012 05:50 AM

I got em on a different gun, they are worth the money. The front sight (orange) is too dark in low light, imo. The rear sights (green) are plenty bright. I think they got the colors backwards.

rocshaman 10-02-2012 11:28 AM

The front sight is what I'm having a bit of trouble seeing. I take it they'll show up good in full sun then?

primer1 10-02-2012 11:35 AM

Oh yeah, work good in full sun. If you can find a green front or different brand I would go that route. There is always paint, too.

rocshaman 10-02-2012 11:38 AM

That's an idea, maybe a little dab of paint would be the ticket... I might try that... Thanks primer :cool:

primer1 10-02-2012 11:51 AM

Glow in the dark paint! Hmmm

big shrek 10-03-2012 07:03 AM

Most of the fronts can be ordered in green, or replacement fiber ordered and you stick it in yourself...

Old_Crow 10-05-2012 06:15 PM

I have an old model 60. The front sight is screwed on with a single screw. The Williams sights on my slug gun are chincy at best. I would paint it. You can get glow in the dark paint from cabelas. I just use fingernail polish (lee hard as nails) so I can change the color to suit the conditions. White sucks in the snow. Green gets lost in lush pasture during the summer. Red or yellow can be hard to see in the fall. Fingernail polish is self leveling. You can lean the gun in a corner to increase the size of the front sight if needed.

rocshaman 10-05-2012 09:44 PM

That's what I'm going to try first. We have fluorescent orange paint at the shop we use for marking lines in the oil patch. I'm going to spray some on a q-tip and paint the sight. It's not going to take much for me to see it a bit better, once I have it centered I'm good.

big shrek 10-06-2012 03:07 PM

Wouldn't use a Q-tip, I'd use a toothpick...just put a DOT at the top of the blade part that faces you...
aim small...miss small...

If you have one of the Brass Bead fronts...simply take a small piece of fine-grit sandpaper & shine it up...
its truly amazing how shiny a clean bead is!!

Get this for a Rear Sight...its only $10 :)
Marlin Adjustable Target Rear Sight...

Easier to adjust (with screws), better visibility, more precision and repeatability...
Honestly don't know why Marlin doesn't include 'em on ALL their rimfires...

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