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On a Marlin 336 what is the purpose of the rear sight folding down?

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  • On a Marlin 336 what is the purpose of the rear sight folding down?

    On a Marlin 336 what is the purpose of the rear sight folding down?

  • #2
    To clear the objective bell of a scope that you may put on the receivwer, should that be necessary.

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    • #3
      As a "saddle gun" it will slip into and out of the scabbard without snagging if the rear sight is folded flat. Often found in association with a hooded front sight for the same reason. Doesn't look as "westernish" as a buckhorn model with adjusting ramp, but the folding leaf works just fine.

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      • #4
        Thanks. Thats what I figured but I just want to make sure.

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        • #5
          You might want to install a Skinner peep sight, very nice!

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