Peep sight for a lever


Brian Williams
May 22, 2003, 04:59 PM
I am going to get a Applachian "PC" Cowboy Wannabe Urban Assault Carbine. What is a good peep sight to put on this APCCWUAC. I am getting a Marlin 1894c in 357 with a 18.5 barrel.

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Snake Jenkins
May 22, 2003, 06:52 PM
I put a Williams reciever sight (peep sight) on my Marlin 1895 CB and will recommend them to anyone.


May 22, 2003, 07:21 PM
I'm partial to the Ashley sights myself. But the traditional Lyman or Williams peeps are top notch too.

May 22, 2003, 08:25 PM
I'm a big fan of the Williams peeps, Also like the Lyman, but I use Williams.

May 22, 2003, 08:57 PM
I put a Williams Receiver peep on my Marlin 336.However I needed to raise the front.It was shooting about 10in. high at 50yds.
You might need to buy a "set".Frt and rear.

May 22, 2003, 09:40 PM
Ive been considering a peep also. I've got a Browning, BLR 81 in .308 win.

Was wondering what peep sights work well and look nice on this rifle.

Any assistance much appreciated! Thanks!

El Tejon
May 22, 2003, 09:58 PM
Lyman with the big ring. I think it's a #66. YMMV.

May 22, 2003, 10:36 PM
I have mounted Lyman receiver sights on two of my lever guns. 336 Marlin in 30/30 Acklely wears a Model 66 LA. This is true 175 yard rifle now.

My .357 Rossi Mod. 92 has a No. 2 Tang sight mounted. the sight flips up with a quick thumb push, and it is dead on accurate out to 75 or so yards.

I am a big fan of receiver sights on lever guns now.

May 23, 2003, 12:58 AM
I got a good deal on a Williams on eBay for my old 336. Put it on there but haven't fired a round through it since. I also need to get one of those 'rear sight blank filler' thingies.

Just throwing the rifle up the shoulder, it seems huch faster than with the open sight. Don't know how much faster I could draw on a deer for a clean kill, but to point in the general direction of a two-legged varmint, I think it's quite a bit faster. :p

May 23, 2003, 02:04 AM
I'm going to get one for my Marlin 1894C .357 Mag. sometime in the not-too-distant future; that buckhorn sight leaves a lot to be desired, especially with my eyes.

My dad has a Williams on his .30-30. He never shoots it anymore, so I've been borrowing it a lot. It works great!

Ron L
May 23, 2003, 08:14 AM
For your APCCWUAC, I think that the Ashley or Wild West Guns sights are more "assault" looking, but at the expense of the fine lines of a lever gun, IMO. They work very well though. The Lyman or Williams will serve the same purpose but appear a bit more compact and not as bulky. YMMV. I'll probably go Williams when the time comes unless I get a stellar deal on something else.

May 23, 2003, 10:38 AM
I have a Williams on my 94 and love it. Now if I can just find a replacement Patridge style front blade, to replace that awful bead sight, Ill be happy!

May 23, 2003, 10:47 AM
Take a look at the sights Jim Brockman puts on his lever guns.

Jim is a great guy and will be glad to answer your questions.

I am going to have him install a set of his latest generation sights on my 1886 Browning and have him remove the protective ears.


May 23, 2003, 11:15 AM
GP, thank you, thank you, thank you!

May 24, 2003, 11:43 AM
XS Sight Systems (formaly known as Ashley) makes a protected peep sight for Marlins. It's avalible from Brownells/XO Marlin ( Brownells also has the Brockman ( sights.

I've got a standard XS sight on a Marlin 39D and love it. -- Kernel

May 24, 2003, 05:27 PM
Hey....don't forget Marbles Sights.......go to Brownells and look for them also.......very cowboy.....DICK

May 24, 2003, 05:29 PM
Almost forgot....Smith Enterprize has one that is a tang job that i use on Rossi 92.....DICK

ed dixon
May 24, 2003, 05:47 PM
I put a Marbles tang peep on my Winchester Trapper and I like it VERY much. Looks good, performs well, adjustable for windage and elevation, and seems to be of nice quality. Paid about $125 for it and then another $30 to a smith to drill and tap a second hole in the tang. Good shopping/shooting.

Matt G
May 25, 2003, 04:34 AM
I just helped my father mount the XS (Ashley Outdoor) sights set on his Marlin 1895GS, and am really impressed with how bullet-proof and dead simple they are.

That said, I've had a lot of good luck with shooting lever guns with both the classic (steel) Lyman peep and the less-expensive (aluminum) Williams peep. As I recall, your 1894 should be drilled and tapped from the factory, which makes installation a snap.

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