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Old 10-06-2012, 03:24 PM   #11
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To keep costs down.

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To keep costs down.
One would think so, but the Marlin Target adjustable costs $10...
while the OEM Marlin rear sight with elevator costs $14.25!

So either Marlin's being stupid, or overcharging for the stamped metal rear sight...LOL
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Probably still recovering from the buyout/ corporation games that started from the market crash. I work for a company that was owned by cerebus also. They trimmed so much fat they lost a lot of meat. I don't try to make sense of it.

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Finished product. It shows up great in low light, just the ticket for these old eyes of mine. Thanks for all the input!
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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...
http://www.gunpartscorp.com/catalog/Detail.aspx?pid=890180&catid=4082

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...
The rear sight on a marlin 60 is soldered on the gun. To remove the factory rear sight you have to melt the solder. Gunsmiths use a high temp soldering iron to avoid damaging the finish. Many pistols including the ruger blackhawk have the front sight soldered on the barrel.
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The rear sight on a marlin 60 is soldered on the gun. To remove the factory rear sight you have to melt the solder. Gunsmiths use a high temp soldering iron to avoid damaging the finish. Many pistols including the ruger blackhawk have the front sight soldered on the barrel.
On a Marlin 60?? Never seen one soldered on!! You sure you are talking about the right rifle??
heck, if it was soldered, you wouldn't be able to adjust 'em!!


They're all dovetail'd, all ya gotta do it tap the right direction to get it out with a brass punch...
never taken more than a few taps to pop one off...as long as you go the proper direction...
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Old_Crow is right, the rear sight is soldered on. It's actually a two piece sight with the one part being soldered and the other, adjustable part sitting under the soldered part like this:

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I've got 8 Marlins from 1923 to 2010 sitting in my safe...each of the two piece step sights are or were easily removed without having to remove any solder...
Even the new 2010 Marlin 795 was a piece of cake to remove to put on the Marlin Adjustable sight...
all any needed was a brass punch and a few strikes...the pic you posted is blurry as heck...

Heck, I popped one off my 1960 Marlin 99-G just to see if I was missing anything...took all of 30 seconds...

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the pic you posted is blurry as heck
Yeah I know it is, I used a cheap camera and took several pics, that was the best of the lot. Probably bad light, and using a flash was worse because of the reflection.
Do you re-solder when you re-attach it, if you re-attach?
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Yeah I know it is, I used a cheap camera and took several pics, that was the best of the lot. Probably bad light, and using a flash was worse because of the reflection.
Do you re-solder when you re-attach it, if you re-attach?
I don't...the blade section gets put back in with a brass punch...once aligned, the ladder slips into the machined groove...
no muss, no fuss...I honestly see no sign of solder on ANY of rear sights...from the 1920's to 2010 Marlins.
still have a few left with the old-style sights on 'em...but only because they're over 60 years old and I don't want to mess with the Originality.

Punch adjust sights tend to be rather spotty as far as precise measurements...
so for anything that isn't old as heck or a special edition...new sights are a must.

Here's a pic of the 1960 99-G and a 2005 Marlin 60 before getting new stuff...

Traded the 60 a few months later for a 989-M2...and the 99-G still has its OEM sight...
although that sight is now lying on my desk (earlier pic) while waiting for the Adjustable to arrive from Numrich...
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