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Old 05-26-2021, 08:23 PM
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Model 57m sight hood, cant find one



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Hello all, Just picked up decent model 57m 22 mag. Mostly all original except missing the front sight hood. Any ideas where to pick up a replacement ? Just trying to go back to the original factory look.
Re-make or orig OK. I dont know whats going on out there but all the parts outlets show OUT OF STOCK, even on non-original repros. A couple on Ebay, but they want $30+ for them . Dont want to spend that kind of bucks for one.
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Old 05-27-2021, 05:21 AM
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That is the old round sight hood. They have been hard to find and expensive for quite a while. Best place is to watch ebay but be prepared to spend $50 or more.
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Old 05-27-2021, 09:17 AM
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OK, thanks, I'll keep my eyes open for any. I also have a few good gun shows coming up around my area , will check them out. Never know what you come across.
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Old 05-27-2021, 03:37 PM
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And it doesn’t help that Marlin went out of production thanks to those driving the Remington bus........ Current parts are hard to find, and the old one command a premium when they hit the streets. Good luck with your search.


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Old 05-27-2021, 05:05 PM
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Yes, I had been seeing that. I found a correct hood for the model 57 on ebay, $26+ship,hope it is correct. I Tried to get a mag for a marlin model 80 BA 22 and they want $70 + for them if you can find one. they used to be $12?? Price gouging going on I guess.
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Old 05-27-2021, 07:02 PM
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Not really gouging - it’s what they’re going for. As soon as production stopped, supply became fixed. And as humans, or nature is to want what we can no longer get.


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Received the sight hood for my 57m , bought on ebay ($26). It had two small "nubs"of metal on the bottom edge that fits into the front sight groove. Dont know what they were there for , but a few passes with my dremel tool removed them, and the hood fit fine. It does have the correct shape to it and seems to be of decent quality. pics,,,,P1060883.jpg

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Old 06-09-2021, 09:21 PM
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The “nubs” are, or were, a locking feature. The grooves in either side of the sight base had an indentation for them to fit into, preventing the hood from moving forward during recoil. Your sight base may not have had the indentations


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Old 06-10-2021, 07:23 PM
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Okay, now I know what they were for, My rifle did not have indentations for them. I was wondering what they were for. Wow,,You guys know your stuff here !! Thanks for the info. Now I have to take her out to the range.
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Old 06-12-2021, 11:49 AM
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Okay, now I know what they were for, My rifle did not have indentations for them. I was wondering what they were for. Wow,,You guys know your stuff here !! Thanks for the info. Now I have to take her out to the range.
Was the sight hood a "one off' purchase of are there more of the same for sale where you found yours? I also need one.
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Old 06-12-2021, 12:25 PM
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Your sight hood is likley not "correct" for a Marlin 56 57 0r 62..But it looks good enough to work..If you can find original old Round styles for 20 something bucks you are a very lucky..
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Old 06-12-2021, 06:33 PM
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Was the sight hood a "one off' purchase of are there more of the same for sale where you found yours? I also need one.
No, I believe he has more. He states in the auction that they are original Marlin mfg.
be aware though that they need a little fitting for the model 57 though. But they are nice quality steel with nice blue and are pretty close to the correct type (round top) here is link https://www.ebay.com/itm/38386507022...QAAOSwRkVf3P7o

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Old 06-12-2021, 07:07 PM
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Ah hah - After looking at the pics in the listing, those are not the sight hoods for the lever actions. The hoods for the lever guns had the two “nubs” pointing inward, not down. Never seen one of those before......


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Old 06-14-2021, 09:53 AM
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I have two of the old round style and I won't part with them. The last price I saw them for was $100 on ebay. Yours isn't correct, but a lot cheaper than an original.
I have two Marlin slings. I had a third but sold one for $220 on ebay. Marlin used to be a inexpensive firearm. No more.
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I have two of the old round style and I won't part with them. The last price I saw them for was $100 on ebay. Yours isn't correct, but a lot cheaper than an original.
I have two Marlin slings. I had a third but sold one for $220 on ebay. Marlin used to be a inexpensive firearm. No more.
Are you talking about the Marlin leather slings with the "Marlin" name and the horse and rider embossed in the leather..? I have a '77 39A that came with a sling.
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