lay a yard stick on top of the barrel it should show you what's up pretty quick.
Ian - I don't think it is bent that bad. just not sure. another front sight post should tell me. As for droop, I was too lazy to go back and research exactly what it was with the Marlins. I do not think that is the problem. I am REALLY hoping it is just a one off sight blade and only reason I really noticed it at all was that it was tall (got tallest with intent to file down). a .650 blade is on the way. Stay tuned.90 thousandths is how far off it would have to be.
Btw, you mentioned possible "droop", were you able to confirm? I have a Marlin fhat exhibits droop down and to the right so badly that it takes Burris insert scope rings with the max offset inserts in one ring and medium inserts in the other, turned opposite directions, to bring a zeroed scope to within a few clicks of on target. It shoots really well and straight wifh the scope though.
Or maybe a vacation. I would recommend July or August. A desert rat may need an edjumcation on humidity before any serious consideration of moving. But just to tease ya a little the marina to this lake is 15 minutes from home.That striped bass shown on the site a few days ago could prompt a move. Never say "Never".