Extended hammer.

Discussion in 'Marlin Rimfires' started by Warbirdog, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Warbirdog

    Warbirdog New Member

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    I have an older (L prefix) 39A Mountie that was my Dad's. He left it to me and I have enjoyed shooting it. It has a Bushnell 4x one inch scope on it It was always easy to fire because it had a special hammer on it that was extended to the right. NOT an add on but a one piece hammer with the right side extended 1/4 inch. No marking on it.
    The problem is I have to shoot left handed now due to loss of sight in my right eye. Now I will need a standard hammer and some sort of add on device on the left side.
    How should I tackle this?
     
  2. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    Sorry about you sight issue. A replacement standard hammer for the vintage should be a relatively easy swap. Probably Numerich as a source. There are aftermarket hammer spurs or hammer extensions, but be aware of the hammer width, I want to say the pre-cross bolt safety hammers are narrower than ones for the cross-bolt safety rifles. Uncle Mike's makes one for both style hammers but it is rounded. Try giving Jack First Gunshop a call for an older Marlin hammer extension. They also show up on ebay occasionally, but can get pricey.

    I shoot right handed and like my extensions out to the right. So I understand your desire to switch. All of the ones I have seen are reversible and are secured with an Allen head set setcrew.

    Here's a shot of a rounded one that came on my used 39A (1979 year) when I got it.

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    Here's a shot of the flat style on my 1894C, I have since put the same style on my 336 and 39A, attached extended to the right

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    Last edited: Feb 16, 2016

  3. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    How do you like the peep sight? Is it a Skinner, XS...I have seen that type but cannot remember which it is. I would like to get a ghost or peep but am not sure it will be usable for me. How well does it work out to about 100-150 yds?
     
  4. MattNH

    MattNH Well-Known Member

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    It is the Skinner "Express" with the standard aperture and Skinner front. I liked the longer look of the Express over the Reliable one. I have shot 158 gr American Eagle factory out to 100 yards and reliably keep them on a pie plate
     
  5. Warbirdog

    Warbirdog New Member

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    Here is my hammer. It's all one piece. Who made these?
     

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