The 4 Best Marlin 795 Accessories, Upgrades & Mods – Reviews 2023

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The Marlin 795 is an often overlooked .22 rifle, which is a shame as it is really a fantastic gun. Coming out of the box with what some believe is a better trigger and superior accuracy to a Ruger 10/22, the Marlin 795 is relatively inexpensive and highly functional.

However, it lacks the sex appeal of some other rifles and is not as heavily supported in the aftermarket. This is not exactly a disadvantage, as my own personal experience with the 795 suggests that it doesn’t require as many aftermarket gimmicks and extras as it is already a highly functional rifle. The downside is if you are the kind of person who has to totally rebuild anything you buy, you may not care for the 795.

For the rest of us though, it is quite nice, and there are a number of great accessories for it to boot. Below we list the 4 best Marlin 795 accessories on the market. Check ’em out.

Leupold VX-1 2-7x33mm

Granted, this is an optic that could cost more than your Marlin 795, but like many things in life, the added cost is well worth it. We all know Leupold makes great scopes and this 2-7 power optic is no exception. With a comfortable rimfire friendly 33mm objective lens, incredibly high-quality multi-coated optics, and the kind of rugged shock- and fog-proof construction you’d expect from a centerfire hunting scope, this is a precision optic for the ages. If you are ready to take your Marlin 795 to the next level, or simply demand top quality from your optics, look no further. If you’ve got the dough, this is one of the best Marlin Model 795 accessories you can buy.

Leupold VX-1 Riflescope

Leapers Accushot Scope Mount

A good scope calls for a good scope mount, and the 3/8” dovetail on a Marlin 795 is something of a shortcoming. Fortunately, there are many great adapters that allow for the use of 1” rings on a traditional rimfire dovetail. This fine adapter provides a secure one piece base that clamps firmly to your rifle’s dovetail, and then allows the use of most any scope with a 1” tube. Inexpensive and the quickest way to use traditional 1” scopes on your 795, you’ll find this is a must have accessory. As an added bonus, the one piece design allows for a rapid return to zero should you ever need to remove the scope and base assembly. It’s a great Marlin 795 upgrade for the money.

Tech-Sight Peep Sight

I admit I am a sucker for peep sights. To the point where I put them on as many of my rifles as I can. My go to .22 is a beautiful old 1940’s Mossberg fitted with aperture peep sights and Tech-Sight’s peep sight assembly is my go to for my Marlin 795. Designed to mimic traditional M-16/AR-15 style sights, this are the easiest, no gunsmithing required way to add precision iron sights to your rifle without breaking the bank.

Sure, it’s an inexpensive sight for an inexpensive rifle, but they give you an extraordinary edge you have to see to truly appreciate. If you like the finer things in life and understand that a small investment in sights now will pay handsome dividends on future shooting later, grab this bad boy for your Marlin 795. It’s easily one of the best Marlin 795 accessories in my book.

Marlin 795 with Tech Sights TSM200 Quick Review

Marlin Scoped Rifle Case

After you’ve scoped your Marlin 795, you need something to put it in, so why not this high grade Marlin branded soft case? Ruggedly built of top quality cordura nylon, this rifle case fits scoped rifles up to 42” long and perfect for your 795 or really almost any other scoped rifle. It’s built to handle hard use and rugged circumstances while protecting your rifle. This case is made by the Allen Company, who is well known for quality soft goods for guns, and more than reasonably priced, you’ll want this case for your favorite Marlin rifle.

Accessorizing with the Best Marlin 795 Accessories and Aftermarket Parts

As I already mentioned, the Marlin 795 is a tough one to really accessorize because it is truly a fantastic rifle right out of the box. While the most common accessories are scopes, scope mounts and sights, one might also take a look at rifle slings (see some here) or pick up a.22 caliber bore snake to make cleaning that long bore easy:

As a basic rule, most Marlin 795 owners choose not to accessorize beyond basic upgrades simply because there is little reason to. You’ll find that it is an overall well-crafted rifle that is more than capable of holding its own against other entry-level and mid-grade .22 rifles, and let’s face it, at some point unless you are shooting for groups, most any .22 will do the job. However, I have long favored the Marlin 795 over a Ruger or other comparable semi-auto .22 simply because the Marlin has the superior out of the box trigger.

It is an unfortunate fact that if you have a Marlin 795, the gun parts world is not exactly beating down your door to offer you all sorts of wonderful gun specific upgrades. Now, there are two ways of looking at this; either the market is so small as to make aftermarket support pointless, or that the gun is good enough out of the box as to make a large aftermarket needless. I firmly believe that the latter is the case instead of the former, and one can revel in that point of view.

What we are left with then is the common sorts of Marlin 795 accessories and upgrades that one might buy for any sort of gun. Certainly the 795 has a lot going for it already, and adding that special scope or the perfect set of iron sights is really about all you need. At the end of the day, the Marlin 795 is a real “Goldilocks” rifle in that it is “just right”, which makes it perfect for a nice afternoon at the range, plinking cans or even small game hunting. It is perfect as a first rifle, or an every day rifle, and certainly is that classic American ideal of a great knockabout .22 that can do basically anything you ask it to do.

  • Owner of, Boyd Smith is a major handgun enthusiast, and although he owns Glocks, he prefers the revolving wheel type. His go-to guns are a Smith & Wesson 642 Performance Center for carry and a Ruger GP100 in the nightstand biometric safe (he has kids). He loads both revolvers with old-school 148-grain Federal Gold Medal .38 wadcutters. It’s OK if you think he’s a wimp. Email him.

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