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Posted: February 20 2018 at 8:41am | IP Logged Quote M700

Can someone recommend a good, sturdy flashlight mount for a 30-30 336 Marlin? Actually mine is a Glenfield, but I doubt that makes a difference.



Had to follow up a wounded black bear one night, into the woods & brush. My 44 mag revolver in one hand, flashlight in the other. It was pretty awkward and I was wishing for a lever action rifle with a flashlight on it.

I've used an AR-15 with a small but powerful flashlight mounted on it, and found that to be very useful. Was wondering if there's a good flashlight mount for the Marlin lever action rifle?

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Posted: February 20 2018 at 12:54pm | IP Logged Quote doghawg

Guy

I can't be of any help on a light for the Marlin but I've become a big fan of the strap on headlamps lately. The higher quality units throw out a lot of light, you've got both hands free and the light is always looking in the same direction you are. I'm also surprised at how well iron sights show up in the dark with a headlamp on. FWIW

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Posted: February 20 2018 at 1:01pm | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Use a headlight myself out with hogs and other nasties at
night. Like Randy says, where you turn your head is where
your light is. And iron sights are visible on both long
guns and pistols.

I was going to suggest a magazine clamp adapter, but I
took another look at your rifle and as I can see now, you
don't have much of a magazine sticking out underneath
that Barrel. So a clamp is probably out of the running.
Again I strongly recommend the use of a headlight it
really does make a difference for this old man stumbling
around in the woods after big ugly Hogs and such. A very
handy device.

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Posted: February 20 2018 at 1:49pm | IP Logged Quote M700

Ya, I do have a headlamp I use when hunting, mostly when hiking back to the Jeep after a day of hunting.

It's a good solution for keeping both hands free.

Since posting this, I have found a few commercially avail flashlight mounts.

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That beats my suggestion of duct tape

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KinleyWater wrote:
That beats my suggestion of duct tape


Umm... I've done that and it works fairly well if the flashlight is properly aligned...

Did I just admit that?

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Guy,

Wild West Guns had a mount that fit the magazine tube on the Marlin rifles. It replaced the magazine plug with a weaver style light mount that also served as a new plug.

I don't know if it will fit your Glenfield, but maybe.



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Posted: February 21 2018 at 4:09am | IP Logged Quote M700

Ya, saw that... Kinda like it. I think it would work fine.

Or, another fellow showed me a photo of a short scope-rail that had been attached to the fore-stock of his rifle.

There are some possibilities.

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Posted: February 21 2018 at 4:20am | IP Logged Quote KinleyWater

M700 wrote:
KinleyWater wrote:
That beats my suggestion of duct tape


Umm... I've done that and it works fairly well if the flashlight is properly aligned...

Did I just admit that?



Laser pointer/ flashlight 2 in 1 from a chain hardware store taped to my shorty M4. In a pinch for a training evolution - out to 20 meters or so, works like charm.

More on your subject, I would look at something like this: Mono Rail

I don't know the Glenfield/ 336 all that well. Does the band on the front of the magazine tube come off all the way? It might make sliding some of these rail systems on a bit easier.

Edited by KinleyWater on February 21 2018 at 4:27am


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