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Old 10-29-2019, 02:25 PM
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Do you know if the skinner peeps fit in the existing holes in the top of the receiver?

Yea the bullseye is still in this one. The 39m I traded for had already fallen out and the guy gave me a replacement. Still havenít put it in and trimmed it to fit. Not sure about the best way to go about fitting a new bulls eye. Trim first then glue in or glue in and trim in stock?
That's a nice gun, around here it would be $600 at least. I usually cut a bullseye in half with a sharp knife. Then glue it in. Then I mask the stock with masking tape and sand the bullseye down, starting with 60 grit. A rasp would be faster if you have one. Then use finer grit when you get close to the stock.
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:06 PM
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You got a great deal on a classic .22. When I bought mine new in the early 1960s it was about $70 which was also what I paid for my Win. M94 30/30 around the same time.
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Old 10-29-2019, 10:28 PM
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Sell the Spur and buy the peeps and the little plug screws to fill the scope mount holes

Ps , make sure the bulls eye isnt ready to fall out!
Why sell a spur, doesn't interfere with any type of sight, a great safety aid in very cold or wet weather, or wearing gloves. Also if a scope is ever used you'll need it.
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Old 10-30-2019, 08:55 PM
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Thanks for the info! I’m going to put it in this weekend I hope.


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Do you know if the skinner peeps fit in the existing holes in the top of the receiver?

Yea the bullseye is still in this one. The 39m I traded for had already fallen out and the guy gave me a replacement. Still haven’t put it in and trimmed it to fit. Not sure about the best way to go about fitting a new bulls eye. Trim first then glue in or glue in and trim in stock?
That's a nice gun, around here it would be $600 at least. I usually cut a bullseye in half with a sharp knife. Then glue it in. Then I mask the stock with masking tape and sand the bullseye down, starting with 60 grit. A rasp would be faster if you have one. Then use finer grit when you get close to the stock.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:05 PM
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Don’t worry I like the spurs too much to sell it.

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Sell the Spur and buy the peeps<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/sthumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Blue Thumb" class="inlineimg" /> and the little plug screws to fill the scope mount holes<img src="https://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/images/smilies/eek.gif" border="0" alt="" title="EEK!" class="inlineimg" />

Ps , make sure the bulls eye isnt ready to fall out!
Why sell a spur, doesn't interfere with any type of sight, a great safety aid in very cold or wet weather, or wearing gloves. Also if a scope is ever used you'll need it.
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:10 PM
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i like it a lot , its a pretty nice example of what we collect - you did well , hold it dear , they aint makin them anymore , those made are not by them
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Old 10-30-2019, 10:37 PM
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This rifle has sat for sale on a local firearm site for almost a month @450. I finally broke down and Offered the guy 400 and walked away with it.
It would have been great at $450 - but $400 , you got a hec of deal! I picked up a 1979 39A for $429 but that was several years ago.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:33 AM
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This rifle has sat for sale on a local firearm site for almost a month @450. I finally broke down and Offered the guy 400 and walked away with it.
It would have been great at $450 - but $400 , you got a hec of deal! I picked up a 1979 39A for $429 but that was several years ago.
I just couldn’t look at it sitting there unsold anymore. It really blew my mind how long it sat on there for sale. 39’s don’t pop up that often for sale.
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Old 10-31-2019, 12:44 PM
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Do you know if the skinner peeps fit in the existing holes in the top of the receiver?

Yea the bullseye is still in this one. The 39m I traded for had already fallen out and the guy gave me a replacement. Still havenít put it in and trimmed it to fit. Not sure about the best way to go about fitting a new bulls eye. Trim first then glue in or glue in and trim in stock?
The bullseye on my JM marlin 1894 fell out at the range, saw it happen, picked it up and took it home for gluing. BTW there was no glue on it from the factory, just a press fit. Since it was already pre shaped to the rifle, thought it would be an easy job but not so. I used JB Weld, lightly coated the stock's hole and the bullseye, pushed it in and it popped back up just enough that it would still need to be reshaped. Pushed it back down and again it popped back up so I wiped off the small amount of excess epoxy and left it to cure.
Took a leather punch very close to the size of the bullseye and put a hole in a couple of pieces of masking tape, placed them over the bullseye and used one of my wife's fingernail emery boards, the type with two different orange and white grit surfaces and shaped it down close and finished it with a steel fingernail file. Turned out to a perfect fit and will never fall out again.
If there ever is a next time it will be my 1957 39A and lesson learned: Don't use too much glue and NONE on the bottom of the hole or bullseye!
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:41 PM
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Just where is it that they sell Marlin 39s for that great price?
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:10 PM
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Nice Marlins! And a great deal on the newest one. Sometimes there's real advantage in liking the "old tech" classic guns!

I still have my 39A M (Mountie) carbine serial # 575. I use it with open sights because of it's shorter handier barrel length.

I use a scope on my 39A rifle to take advantage of the longer barrel for longer shots.

Looks like you'll have plenty of fun with all of those!

Jim
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:25 AM
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This one was on carolinafirearmsforum. I also frequent Carolinashootersclub. I’m in NC.
The 39m I traded for I think was on Armslist, idk for sure though as that was a few years ago.
I was eyeing an excellent older 572 Remington for $300(which is decent) but I decided I’d rather have the 39.

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Just where is it that they sell Marlin 39s for that great price?
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Old 11-02-2019, 06:47 PM
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Nice!

Umm...if you feel the need to get rid of it, I'd be glad to give you what you paid!
Regarding sights, I'm not familiar with the Skinner, but the Williams peep sights do fit the existing holes. Be sure you get the one for the newer models like yours with the top screw holes; they also make one to fit the side-drilled older models. Another option, if you want to keep the factory sight or if you might want to be able to switch to a scope easily sometimes, is to get one of the new-production Marble's folding tang sights. Those are a bit more money than the Williams, but they look nice, are period correct for a lever gun and have the added benefit of putting the peep a couple of inches closer to your eye.
Regarding the bullseye, I'd do my trimming and fitting off the rifle, unless you're planning to refinish the stock. If you really want to do it on the stock, I'd suggest you put a strip of masking tape or something similar over the stock, poke out the hole, do your final fitting (carefully) with that in place, pull the bullseye plug out and trim a whisker off the other end, the one that goes into the stock, just enough to let the plug fit flush with the stock after the tape is removed.

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